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    The Kerouac Set Paid Member

    In 1993, Tricycle was honored to feature Jack Kerouac’s never-before-published work, Wake Up! Shakyamuni Buddha: A Life Retold. Spread out over 8 issues, the piece dealt with the life of Gotama Buddha as related by Ashvaghosha’s Buddha-Charita and Narasu’s Life of the Historic Buddha.� More »
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    <em>Sitting</em> - Diana St. Ruth Paid Member

    In this simple guide to meditation, Diana St. Ruth gives an overview of this ancient practice, likening it to "waking up as if from a dream." She explains specific techniques, such as counting breaths and walking meditation, in addition to providing helpful illustrations of postures and sitting styles. Throughout she reinforces the belief that with the regular practice of Buddhist meditation a person can come to know "the way of liberation from suffering and the� More »
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    The Story of Tibet Paid Member

    Thomas Laird spoke with the Dalai Lama on a wide range of topics. This book is the result. More »
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    Books In Brief Paid Member

    ZEN WORD, ZEN CALLIGRAPHY Text by Eido Tai Shimano Calligraphy by Kogetsu Tani Shambhala Publications: Boston, 1992. 160 pp., $50.00 (clothbound).   THE ZENGO OR ZEN WORDS and phrases in Kogetsu Tani's calligraphy cut right to the heart of dharma. Brief texts by Eido Tai Shimano frame the calligraphy by introducing the word or phrase in English and providing essential commentary on the tradition. At least since the T'ang dynasty, Ch'an and Zen masters have used the calligraphic scroll as a pointer or a reminder, an agent to provoke thought and preparation for zazen, not as a substitute for daily practice. But how can calligraphy and short commentary achieve fuden no den, that is, how can it "transmit the intransmittable" dharma? More »
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    The Complete Tricycle Library Paid Member

    The Complete Tricycle Library More »