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    MERTON NUTT From Spalding Gray's interview with the Dalai Lama to Philip Glass and Khyentse Rinpoche, I have come to eagerly anticipate Tricycle's excellent interviews. But Harold Talbott on Thomas Merton is the very best yet! As something of a Merton nut, I am familiar enough with the growing body of material on Merton to know that much of it is repetitious and pious. How refreshing then to have Talbott's fearless descriptions of Merton the man and Merton the monk. And to read them with the rare luxury of knowing that for a change, a beloved hero has met up with a trustworthy raconteur. Thank you Harold Talbott! ANGELA DEVORE Providence, Rhode Island More »
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    Letters to the Editor Fall 2004 Paid Member

    Karmic GraceThe riddle of desire was poignantly unraveled in Joan Duncan Oliver's essay, "A Drink and a Man" {Summer 2004}. The way she expressed herself brought me right into the experience of her "karmic grace"—when the excruciating pain of addiction and potential for liberation came together. Her essay revealed the essence of the dharma, and I hope to read more from her. —Alix Engel, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida The Problem with Puritans More »
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    Letters to the Editor Spring 2003 Paid Member

    Point Counterpoint Thank you for Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s interesting article, “Romancing the Buddha” (Winter 2002). The piece makes the important point that the roots of Western interest in Asian religions go back to the Romantics. However, when he outlines the differences between Romanticism and Buddhism—and the dangers of equating them—he overgeneralizes the matter to such a degree that he reaches conclusions far too specific to be accurate. More »
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    Tricycle welcomes letters to the editor. Letters are subject to editing. Please send correspondence to: Tricycle: The Buddhist Review 92 Vandam Street New York, NY 10013 Fax: (212) 645-1493 E-mail address: editorial@tricycle.com Spiritual Bypassing John Welwood’s article on “The Psychology of Awakening” was a wonderful overview of the difficulty people experience in integrating their intensely spiritual inner awakenings with their sense of ego. We wish to thank Dr. Welwood for sharing his profound insights with us. More »