Tricycle/Spring 2002

Volume 11, Number 3

In This Issue

my view

on practice

  • Ken McLeod disassembles the components of fear.
    Ken McLeod
  • John Daido Loori Roshi walks the difficult path between fear of living and fear of dying.
    John Daido Loori Roshi
  • Wes Nisker learns the wisdom of fear.
    Wes Nisker
  • Amaro Bhikkhu guides us through a meditation on fear and teaches us to tame it with attention.
    Amaro Bhikkhu
  • Haven't we always been afraid? So now we know it. Ezra Bayda walks us through age-old fear and shows us what it really is.
    Ezra Bayda


  • Erik Pema Kunsang
  • Interview: Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche explores the nature of emptiness, the role of the teacher, and the unique challenges of teaching in the West.
  • After a harrowing escape from Chinese-controlled Tibet two years ago, Ugyen Trinley Dorje, the fifteen-year-old Karmapa, walked into the bright glare of the world stage. Journalist Swati Chopra profiles a leader-in-the-making.
    Swati Chopra
  • How a Zen-friendly psychologist revolutionized the treatment of patients once thought hopeless.
    Katy Butler
  • Four Buddhists grapple with the precept of non-killing. A roundtable discussion with Lama Surya Das, Jan Chozen Bays, José Cabezón, and Thanissaro Bhikkhu
    David Pratt
  • In the Raymond Chandler mystery novels of the forties and fifties, Noah Buschel discovers a true American bodhisattva.
    Noah Buschel
  • Neil Gordon ponders the hard truth of parenting: To love our children is to lose them again and again, in every passing moment.
    Neil Gordon
  • An interview with poet and activist Anne Waldman.
    Sonya Lee Ralph
  • Sam Hamill learns to seek what the masters sought.
    Sam Hamill
  • Chase Twichell finds a new and hard-won freedom.
    Chase Twichell
  • Jane Hirshfield realizes that only by losing oneself can one discover one's true destination.
    Jane Hirshfield
  • Lucien Stryk
  • addendum to 'War or Peace' article


on gardening

on location


editors view


  • Soen Nakagawa Roshi (1907-1984) figured greatly in the transmission of Zen to the West. In the wild antics of this late teacher, Sean Murphy finds wisdom and a mischievous heart.
    Sean Murphy

dharma talk

  • Can we be present to each moment of our lives? Soko Morinaga Roshi teaches us a liberating presence in play.
    Soko Morinaga Roshi