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    Contributors Spring 2001 Paid Member

    In his work, Mark Epstein, psychiatrist and author of Thoughts Without a Thinker and the forthcoming Going on Being (see "Platform of Joy"), brings a Buddhist perspective on human suffering to Western psychology's approach to mental anguish. He lives with his wife, artist Arlene Shechet, and their children in New York City. More »
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    Featured Contributors Fall 2014 Paid Member

    Brent R. OliverBrent R. Oliver writes creative nonfiction, short stories, and novels from his home in Lexington, Kentucky. He credits Stephen King for darkening his adolescence and inspiring his initial urge to put pen to paper—and also blames him for the grotesque bent of Oliver’s resultant fiction. A practicing Buddhist for over 15 years, Oliver has studied primarily on his own and meditates in a corner of his home office. Though he currently practices in the Vipassana tradition, he often finds himself sneaking into the local Zen center as well. More »
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    Featured Contributors Fall 2013 Paid Member

    Longtime Buddhist journalist Katy Butler, author of “A Life Too Long," began sitting at the San Francisco Zen Center three decades ago. A Tricycle contributing editor, she is best known for articles analyzing the misuse of sexuality and power in American Buddhist communities. “Some people think that Buddhism and journalism must be at odds, but neither one is satisfied with sentimental evasions, wishful thinking, or easy answers,” she says. “Both are penetrating practices requiring critical thinking—and so is living an ordinary life. More »