Tricycle/Spring 2007

Volume 16, Number 3

In This Issue

editors view

on gardening

thus have i heard

  • The Buddha's liberating teaching of interdependent origination.
    Andrew Olendzki

on science


  • LIN JENSEN explains the trouble with attributing spiritual significance to the simple activities of our lives.
    Lin Jensen
  • Ch'an Master Sheng Yen comments on two lines of the beloved sixth-century poem the Hsin Hsin Ming, or "Faith in Mind," by the third Zen patriarch, Seng Ts'an.
    Ch'an Master Sheng Yen
  • The Ten Harmful Activities
    Khandro Rinpoche
  • REVEREND CHAN TU on her relationship with the late most VENERABLE DR. THICH MAN GIAC, Supreme Patriarch of the Vietnamese United Buddhist Churches of America, who passed away October 13, 2006, at the age of 77
    Reverend Chan Tu
  • Recognizing the fleeting nature of the world.
    Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche


on language

  • Understanding the wisdom of the great Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna with the help of three pivotal Western thinkers
    David Loy


  • How do you take an ancient text written in a dead language and reveal its wisdom to the English-speaking world? Pali Scholar Dr. Peter Masefield discusses the toil and exhilaration of translating the Buddha's words with Stephen A. Evans.


  • How can Western intellectuals have so much blood on their hands? Pankaj Mishra blames an ideologically driven faith in our ability to control history.
    Pankaj Mishra
  • How do you recognize an authentic spiritual teacher? By honestly facing up to this age-old question, philosopher Jacob Needleman and his students discover an unexpected truth.
    Jacob Needleman
  • Vicki Mackenzie investigates the mystery of Buddhist relics.
    Vicki Mackenzie
  • Vishvapani travels across India to witness thousands of the nation’s underclass take refuge in a new form of Buddhism and break free from the oppressive caste system.


  • Marcia Lieberman documents the private space of meditation.
    Marcia Lieberman

parting words

dharma talk

  • With Tibetan Buddhism and Carl Jung as his guides, Rob Preece takes us on a journey to freedom.
    Rob Preece

on practice

  • Take Tricycle's 28-day meditation challenge and go on retreat without leaving home.

on parenting

my view