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    HH The Dalai Lama interviewed by Spalding Gray Paid Member

    In an interview with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Tricycle's premier issue, actor and culture critic Spalding Gray set the tone for issues to come with wit, humor, and what a few chagrined American Buddhists considered irreverence. Gray (and Tricycle) brought on the censure of some, but His Holiness didn't seem to mind, and neither did we. The following was adapted from the Fall 1991 issue of Tricycle.More »
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    Paul Ricoeur: In Memoriam Paid Member

    Tricycle remembers philospher Paul Ricoeur with this interview of sociologist Robert Bellah from the Fall 2004 issue.Paul Ricoeur, among the most prominent philosphers of the twentieth century, died last Friday at the age of 92. According to the New York Times, “Dr. Ricoeur's work concerned what he called 'the phenomenon of human life,' and ranged over an almost impossibly vast spectrum of human experience. He wrote on myths and symbols; language and cognition; structuralism and psychoanalysis; religion and aesthetics; ethics and the nature of evil; theories of literature and theories of law. These diverse subjects informed his lifelong study of 'philosophical anthropology,' an exploration of the forces that underpin human action and human suffering.”  More »
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    A Zen for Success Paid Member

    A coversation with Phil Jackson, Zen coaching legend and media darling.More »
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    Cave With a View Paid Member

    I sit in a pink plastic lawn chair in front of my borrowed meditation cave. The afternoon is perfect, a warm cedar-scented breeze sighing through the branches of the deodar cedars on the hill. Tiny birds chirp in the underbrush. My rosary drops onto my lap, my mantra recitation slurs to a halt. Past my bare toes is a gulf of bluish, haze-softened air. Far below, the sacred lake glints like dull-green jade. The high Himalayas are visible today, low and pale across the horizon. More »
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    Cave With a View Paid Member

    I sit in a pink plastic lawn chair in front of my borrowed meditation cave. The afternoon is perfect, a warm cedar-scented breeze sighing through the branches of the deodar cedars on the hill. Tiny birds chirp in the underbrush. My rosary drops onto my lap, my mantra recitation slurs to a halt. Past my bare toes is a gulf of bluish, haze-softened air. Far below, the sacred lake glints like dull-green jade. The high Himalayas are visible today, low and pale across the horizon. More »
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    The Sensualist Paid Member

    WHILE THE USUALLY sleepy English village of Chislehurst was being bombarded by German aircraft in the early morning of January 6, 1915, Alan Watts - who was to become one of the foremost interpreters of ancient Eastern wisdom for the modern West - was born to Laurence Wilson Watts and Emily Mary Buchan. More »