The ethics–and practice–of eating
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    Cruelty-free Cooking Paid Member

    The great Buddhist pilgrimage sites of Asia like Bodhgaya, Kapilavastu, Deer Park, Vulture Peak, and Tso Pema became sacred sites many centuries ago, but there are places on this planet right this minute whose sacredness is coming to fruition before our eyes and in our own backyards: Trungpa Rinpoche’s Great Stupa of Dharmakaya in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, for example, or Khadro Ling in Brazil, or a small hilltop in southwest France where H. H. Dudjom Rinpoche and Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche established homes. More »
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    Wake Up and Cook Paid Member

    "E is for Ego" is an excerpt from Wake Up and Cook: Kitchen Buddhism in Words and Recipes, a Tricycle Book edited by Carole Tonkinson, available in January 1997 from Riverhead, a division of the Putnam Berkley group.It is odd how some very delicious meals seem to have no authorship and other ones seem to scream, "Look how clever I am!" If you've cooked very much, you've undoubtedly experienced both kinds of cooking. Typically, there are those wonderfully creative moments of flow in the kitchen when everything seems right-and then that moment when flow stops and some awkward, arch, or stilted thing emerges. We can see it in art and in writing, in all aspects of life: it is that self-consciousness that is a fixed notion of the self, going out to impose itself on the universe, rather than be confirmed by the universe. More »
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    Earth Treasure Vases Paid Member

    In 1990, I made a pilgrimage in Nepal to meet Cushok Mangtong, the Charok Rinpoche, a 106-year-old lama who lived in a mountain cave 15,000 feet above sea level. As my companions and I trekked over many days to his retreat, I decided to talk to him about what was happening to the earth, and ask him his advice about a world that was rapidly becoming dangerously poisoned. More »
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    Reading the Mountain Paid Member

    I take a level course along a steep north-facing slope, the bag of acorns tied to my belt slapping against my outer thigh. Every three strides, I jam the shovel down through ash, open a crack in the brown loam, and push in an acorn. Then I press the soil down with my boot and walk on. Someday, I imagine, these slopes will be forested in fire-resistant oaks and a new chapter in the ecological history of Lama Mountain will begin. I switchback up to the ridgeline, planting the entire hillside in an hour. Then I head north to repeat the process on another ridge. More »
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    Will Horowitz Paid Member

    "Forest to Table," a Tricycle Original Short More »
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    Yehuda Ben-Yehuda’s Famous Spinach Pie Paid Member

    The thing that has helped me most in this lifetime, aside from being born, is meeting a lineage holder of great wisdom traditions. But the being born part is pretty essential, and to be born means entering a lineage also: the bloodline. More »