Tricycle/Winter 2009

Volume 19, Number 2

In This Issue


editors view


  • Nicole Daedone thought she wanted a bicycle. What she really wanted was love.
    Nicole Daedone
  • Thich Nhat Hanh answers three questions about our emotions.
    Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Ayya Khema likens the path to a walk through the desert.
    Ayya Khema
  • A cautionary tale from Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
    Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

give & take

  • The “Sopranos” star Michael Imperioli is a Buddhist, not a bad guy.

how we live

  • Cheri Maples gives new meaning to the words “peace officer.”
    Joan Duncan Oliver

In My Life

dharma talk

into practice


  • A guided meditation by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
    Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche


  • Zen poetry is everything you might expect it to be, and less. An interview with Seido Ray Ronci.


  • A Zen teacher wanders into the heart of his father’s final days.
    John Tarrant
  • What is it about the Internet that turns Buddhist teachers into bullies?
    Zenshin Michael Haederle
  • How has a mistake, shortcoming, or misfortune enriched your Buddhist practice?
  • On things that go flap in the night
    Wendy Johnson
  • Like a telescope launched into orbit beyond the distortions of the earth’s atmosphere, shamatha meditation provides a platform for exploring the deep space of the mind.
    B. Alan Wallace
  • There are no obstacles, just opportunities. Take them now. An interview with Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo on the eve of her retirement

thus have i heard

  • How multitasking leads to ignorance
    Andrew Olendzki

on the cushion


Dedication of Merit