Tricycle/Summer 2002

Volume 11, Number 4

In This Issue


  • What is the compassionate thing to do? Trish Deitch Rohrer explores the Buddhist ethics of euthanizing pets.
    Trish Deitch Rohrer
  • Shantideva
  • Ani Tenzin Palmo teaches that doubt is an essential tool on the path to enlightenment.
    Ani Tenzin Palmo
  • In which the King and the Duke don monkish robes, the Widow Douglas takes refuge, and Huck Finn learns about skillful drinking.
    P. B. Law
  • A Harvard student’s academic mission takes an unexpectedly personal turn when she decides to ordain as a nun in Thailand.
    Faith Adiele
  • Sandra Garson writes on how the Buddha came into your kitchen.
    Sandra Garson
  • Thomas Moore explores the living—rather than doctrinal—tradition of his birth. At its heart he finds Zen.
    Thomas Moore
  • Seung Sahn

on gardening

on parenting

on practice

  • Jeffrey Hopkins explains the Buddhist logic of embracing our enemies as our friends.
    Jeffrey Hopkins
  • Master Sheng-yen challenges us to accept adversity without resistance.
    Master Sheng-yen
  • The Dalai Lama on why the inner enemy is the most dangerous one.
    The Dalai Lama
  • Tonglen—the Tibetan practice of "sending and receiving"—can be put to use in everyday situations.
    Pema Chödrön
  • Thich Nhat Hanh shows that looking at the enemy with eyes of love is possible for all of us.
    Thich Nhat Hanh


  • Doorways provide not simply passage between rooms, but an awareness of the thresholds within ourselves.
    Gary Thorp
  • In his struggle with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), Philip Simmons learns that his physical illness is just a manifestation of a more universal human malady.
    Philip Simmons
  • Literature professor and wilderness activist John Elder ruminates on the Japanese game of Go as a metaphor for biological succession—and for the surprising patterns of his own life.
    John Elder
  • Allan Hunt Badiner
  • As it turns out, emptiness can be understood perfectly while chewing rice.
    Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
  • Along with the keys to his lingerie store, the author’s father offers him a piece of unexpected advice: “The business of business is to forget business.”
    Michael Attie
  • Sometimes we miss the honey for the bees of the self.
    Jim Heynen
  • The more deeply scientists delve into scientific reality, the less substance they discover.
    Peter Russell



  • Israeli activist and “human shield” Neta Golan practices the precept nonkilling in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, putting her beliefs—and her life—on the line for peace.
  • Barbara Rhodes is the first female lineage holder in the Kwan Um school of Korean Zen.
    James Shaheen

in memoriam

  • Adelaide Donnelley reports on the life and death of Tibetan nun Ani Pachen Dolma, imprisoned for twenty-one years for resisting the Chinese occupation of Tibet.
    Adelaide Donnelley

editors view

parting words

dharma talk

  • What can we do when our monkey minds pull us off the cushion? Simple, says Sensei Pat Enkyo O'Hara: Just practice.
    Sensei Pat Enkyo O'Hara

on the cushion