Tricycle/Fall 2009

Volume 19, Number 1

In This Issue

dharma talk



editors view


my view

  • A meditator reflects on falling out of practice—and finding a way back.
    Stephen Altschuler

how we live

  • Dutch filmmaker Babeth VanLoo brings the dharma to TV.
    Joan Duncan Oliver

sangha spotlight

  • Sean Murphy reports on the annual conference of the West’s largest Zen teacher network.
    Sean Murphy


  • The Cambodian monk Maha Ghosananda was a world-famous humanitarian; he was also quite the character. Two years after Maha Ghosananda’s death, ANDREW COOPER reflects on a friendship that was sometimes dizzying but always dear.
    Andrew Cooper

into practice


  • Ani Choying Drolma, Nepal’s famous “singing nun,” speaks about childhood abuse, the joys of doing good, and her Top Ten hit as a recording artist.
  • One of the West’s leading teachers of Shin Buddhism speaks about his own path to Shinran’s way of true entrusting.

parting words



  • On a tour of the wilderness where the Buddha once wandered, SANDY BOUCHER learns that there’s more to the forest than peaceful contemplation.
    Sandy Boucher

what does being a buddhist mean to you

thus have i heard

on gardening