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    Letters to the Editor Winter 2002 Paid Member

    A Body of PraiseIn the more than ten years I have subscribed to Tricycle, I can’t remember a more engaging issue than the last (Fall 2002). I have often wondered why Tricycle has never addressed in depth the importance of a healthy physical body in nurturing and supporting a meditative practice. Your special section, “The Body: Vehicle for Awakening,” is superb. I can hardly wait to share the edifying articles with my personal training clients, whom I encourage to practice not only physical fitness but a meditative discipline as well. Thanks so much for creating an outstanding, helpful magazine. —Clark Elliott, Santa Fe, New Mexico More »
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    Another Brick in the Wall I would like to respond to one point made by Aitkin Roshi in the article “Buddhism Without Walls.” It is the question of what we may wish to retain in the West of Japanese monasticism. More »
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    To the Letter I subscribed to Tricycle because I felt an affinity with a magazine dedicated to a system of thought that appears to transcend dogmatic conflict. However, after reading the Letters section for several months now, I have become dismayed over the constant crabbing, intellectual one-upmanship, and lack of tolerance for others’ viewpoints. I would expect this sort of pedantic behavior from Christian evangelicals, but Buddhists? I can only conclude that too many Americans are bringing their competitive baggage along with their undoubtedly sincere attempt to embrace a system of thought somewhat alien to traditional American religious cultural upbringing. My suggestion would be for these budding Buddhists with inherent combative agendas to return to basics (i.e., the Noble Eightfold Path). And this time, pay attention. Have some compassion. Be nice! Ronald Spatz West Hills, California More »
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    Talking Back to Prozac Thank you so much for printing the article “Prozac & Enlightened Mind.” As a person who has experienced depression and as a physician who treats depression, it is helpful to find that others are asking the questions I’ve asked of myself. Without medication (Prozac in my case), I might well not be here to be trying to walk the eightfold path. It is difficult to practice when one is dead emotionally and impossible if dead physically. More »