Tricycle/Spring 2004

Volume 13, Number 3

In This Issue


dharma talk

  • Why you can't have your cake and enlightenment, too. Thanissaro Bhikkhu explains why we don't have to be slaves to our desires.
    Thanissaro Bhikkhu

special section


  • “To have fun and to do no harm.” Isn’t that enough? Garret Keizer reflects on the pleasures and perils of living in the moment.
    Garret Keizer
  • Grab a loofah and prepare for the afterlife! Here are some tips from the Buddha on bathing yourself—and others.
  • Poet Shin Yu Pai traces the innuendoes of a post-zazen tea service.
    Shin Yu Pai
  • In the woods at three in the morning, bowing acquires new significance.
    Jane Dobisz
  • Should you eat that second piece of chocolate cake? It all depends . . .
  • What Buddhists called a problem, Christians called a solution.
  • Jeff Wilson
  • While living in Japan, spiritual seeker, author, and entrepreneur William Segal sent this aerogram to his wife in New York City to illustrate his experience with the kyosaku stick, or “Zen stick.”
    William Segal
  • For Korean poet Ok-koo Kang Grosjean, translating poetry is a journey toward the unknown, and impermanence is the path.
    Ok-koo Kang Grosjean


my view

  • Horsing around with His Holiness
    Christine Cox
  • Might a two-mile strip of sex, money, and power be part of the true path to an American enlightenment?
    Erik Hansen

editors view

sangha spotlight

on practice

  • Geri Larkin, Lama Palden, Ajahn Amaro, Michael Liebenson Grady, Sharon Salzberg
  • Three simple questions form the basis of an increasingly popular practice: What have you recieved? What have you given? How have you harmed?
    John Kain


on gardening

on location

practical pilgrim


in memoriam