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    Letters to the Editor Winter 2010 Paid Member

    Kudos for a natural As much as I appreciate Jeff Bridges and the role he played so convincingly in The Big Lebowski, your coverage of Bridges (“The Natural,” Fall 2010) strictly concerns his long interest in Buddhism and socially engaged Buddhism in particular. This is a side of Jeff Bridges that is seldom seen, and your magazine and online video presentation have provided the perfect forum. More power to you, and if you are going to choose celebrities for your cover, what better choice? —David Howarth Manchester, UK More »
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    Letters to the Editor Winter 2010 Paid Member

    Kudos for a natural As much as I appreciate Jeff Bridges and the role he played so convincingly in The Big Lebowski, your coverage of Bridges (“The Natural,” Fall 2010) strictly concerns his long interest in Buddhism and socially engaged Buddhism in particular. This is a side of Jeff Bridges that is seldom seen, and your magazine and online video presentation have provided the perfect forum. More power to you, and if you are going to choose celebrities for your cover, what better choice? —David Howarth Manchester, UK More »
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    Web Exclusive—Letters to the Editor Fall 2010 Paid Member

    I was a bit off balance in the Spring, 2010 issue. The new front section was a challenge for me to take in, but when I entered the feature section on stinginess, I was hooked. Yes, hooked. So hooked that when I accidentally left my issue on a plane, I was a bit panicky. How could I have been so careless? Would I find another? Would it be thrown in the trash or would someone see it and take it home to explore?Of course, I was able to purchase another copy. I usually pass my lovingly read issues on to a friend for the waiting room in her therapy office, but I couldn’t see giving this one up. How ironic is it that the first chance I had to reflect on Sensei Nancy Mujo Baker’s questions (“On Not Being Stingy”) about where we find ourselves being stingy, I find I am being stingy with my copy of Tricycle! More »
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    Letters to the Editor Fall 2010 Paid Member

    Brian Victoria responds to a critique of his work by Nelson Foster and Gary Snyder in the Summer 2010 issue, and to Kemmyo Taira Sato’s critique in The Eastern Buddhist. Victoria has written extensively on the Zen establishment’s complicity in Japan’s war effort. Foster, Snyder, and Sato assert that Victoria’s scholarship with regard to D. T. Suzuki is seriously flawed. For more detailed responses from both Victoria and Foster, as well as comments from members of the Tricycle community, visit community.tricycle.com. More »
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    Letters Summer 2010 Paid Member

    Recapturing the Dark“Turn Out The Lights” by Clark Strand (Spring 2010) was an excellent article! Now we have to figure out how to recapture natural silence. The din of the marketplace in the days of yore—or even the roar of a Roman colosseum—was nothing compared to today’s car alarms, boom boxes, and blaring TVs everywhere. Our neurons would much rather spend their energy being mindful than constantly tuning out the clamor. Milan Kundera once said that in the past, sound stood out from silence and that today, silence stands out from noise. Once we recapture dark nights, eight-hour sleep cycles and background silence, the green meditation project will be complete.—Katherine V. MasisCatch-22 More »
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    Letters to the Editor Summer 2007 Paid Member

    CHALLENGING THE CHALLENGE More »