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    The Centipede and I Paid Member

    Listen to the MP3 version of this story here. Read more by Martha Henry on tricycle.com The Centipede and I Keeping it from the Family The Blossoming Self Little Decisions Killing the Buddha Are you a Buddhist? Among Other Things Confessions of a Buddhist Book Junkie The Real End of Silence I am learning to co-exist with the centipede. That is, if it promises to keep a low profile, I promise not to squash it. More »
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    Who is Karma Queen? Paid Member

    Karma Queen is Tricycle contributing editor Joan Duncan Oliver, author of Good Karma (Duncan Baird Publishers, 2006) � More »
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    Family Dharma: An Eyelash in the Palm of Your Hand Paid Member

    I had been practicing Buddhist meditation for some years before I learned that the Buddha taught ethical conduct as a foundation, or prerequisite, to meditation practice. When I considered this fact more deeply, I could understand the wisdom inherent in this order of instruction. I could see that my thoughts and actions were often pure and wholesome, bringing some degree of happiness or harmony to myself and others. Sometimes though, my thoughts and actions caused pain or discord for myself or others.More »
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    Tricycle Q & A: Jack Kornfield Paid Member

    Insight meditation teacher and author Jack Kornfield answers questions from Tricycle readers. More »
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    Side Effect Paid Member

    The following is an excerpt from David Schneider's upcoming book, Side Effect to be published by Fish Drum Inc. More »
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    Side Effect Paid Member

    In March 1981, while a student at the San Francisco Zen Center, I began keeping a journal of the sayings and doings of Zenshin Philip Whalen. I wanted to be putting pen to paper, and here was an amazing subject -- a person I knew and loved and practically lived with -- a literary person, a “famous” person, one of the original Beat poets, a Zen master, a friend to Kerouac, Snyder, Ginsberg, McClure et alia, and my pal, too. More »