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    Waking Up To Racism Paid Member

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    Twelve Steps and Dharma Drunks Paid Member

    Buddhists in recovery speak out on addiction and attachment, sanity and sobrietyMore »
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    The Happiness Craze Paid Member

    Everyone wants to be happy. “The very purpose of our life is to seek happiness,” the Dalai Lama states in The Art of Happiness. Research suggests that our seeking is, on the whole, successful: most people report they’re happy most of the time. But if we’re so happy, how come there’s so much strife in the world? How do we explain escalating poverty, social disintegration, and environmental degradation—or $76 billion a year in antidepressant sales? If our lives are so content, how do we account for a happiness industry that has gone into overdrive, with psychologists, neuroscientists, economists, sociologists, self-help mavens, spiritual teachers, and pundits of every stripe proffering insights, observations, and advice? Once, philosophers and religious leaders were the arbiters of human well-being. More »
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    Tenth Anniversary Paid Member

    In the fall of 1991, Tricycle published its inaugural issue, featuring an interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Ten years and forty issues later, His Holiness took a few moments of of his very busy schedule last May to speak with us once again, in California. In the following special section we look back, pausing to remember with gratitude those who have helped make these forty issues possible. And we look ahead to the future of Buddhism and what its teachings may bring to the West. An Interview With His Holiness the Dalai lama The Last Ten Years: Remembering Allen Ginberg, Masatoshi Nagatomi, Rick Fields, & Lex Hilton Ten Years One Page at a Time Jeff Zaleski interviews Tricycle's editor, Helen Tworkov Moments in American Buddhism Looking Ahead: Ten Views on the Future of the Dharma in the West More »
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    What Is True Happiness? Paid Member

    For more than three decades, scholar and contemplative B. Alan Wallace has considered the perennial question What is happiness? from the dual perspectives of modern science and traditional Buddhist meditation practice. These two disciplines are at the heart of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies, launched by Wallace a year ago to conduct rigorous scientific study of contemplative methods in collaboration with established investigators in psychology and the neurosciences. Initial research co-sponsored by the Institute includes the Shamatha Project, a long-term study of the effects of intensive shamatha—tranquility—practice on cognition and emotion, and the UCLA Mindful Attention Program (MAP), which is evaluating mindfulness training as treatment for Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). More »
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    Time Paid Member

    Prologue“(The opera begins with Off Stage Chorus #1, singing the Music of the Spheres. From the stars, The Scientist, in wheelchair with computerized voice-box appears. During his aria, the Music of the Spheres can sometimes be recognized posing certain questions.)”SCIENTIST Quarks, kooks Heretics, lunatics Lovers and defilers of God Set off in leaky vessels� More »