Tricycle/Winter 2002

Volume 12, Number 2

In This Issue

on gardening

on parenting


  • Katy Butler tells us how the methods of "Nonviolent Communication" can support our practice of Right Speech.
    Katy Butler
  • Rick Bass discovers the redemptive power of a frozen landscape.
    Rick Bass
  • Theravadan monk Thanissaro Bhikkhu traces the roots of Western Buddhism to nineteenth-century Romanticism.
    Thanissaro Bhikkhu
  • Robert Coe chats with countercultural performance artist Meredith Monk about compassion, terror, and “the voices within.”
    Robert Coe
  • Noelle Oxenhandler offers huge praise for the small word but.
    Noelle Oxenhandler
  • Living on the edge of a volcano, Leonard Michaels catches a glimpse of the sublime.
    Leonard Michaels
  • Trucker Paul Conrad shows how driving can provide opportunities for mindfulness.
    Paul Conrad

Sangha Services


  • Samdhong Rinpoche, the first democratically elected chairman of the Tibetan Cabinet-in-Exile, discusses the challenges of building a Buddhist democracy.
  • Vipassana and Zen teacher Gil Fronsdal talks to Tricycle about teaching and practicing in two traditions. Also includes Intolerance to Suffering: A dharma talk by Gil Fronsdal


  • Marshall Glickman traces his journey to Zen from his first half-lotus to his encounters with the kyosaku stick to his ultimate discovery of the “cosmic dance."
    Marshall Glickman
  • As autumn turns to winter; we experience changes in the weather; as well as within ourselves. Three haiku capture the transmigrations of the season.
    Sylvia Forges-Ryan
  • Is what we are yearning for already inside of us?
    Toinette Lippe
  • We may think meditation will improve us, but it’s really about accepting ourselves as we are right now.
    Pema Chodron
  • Stephen J. Fortunato, Jr., is an associate justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court. He writes here on how he brings his Buddhist practice to his responsibilities as a trial judge.
    Stephen J. Fortunato, Jr.
  • A Thai prison reforms prisoners on a vegetarian diet, chanting, and the teachings of S. N. Goenka.
    Sutin Wannabovorn
  • Rooted in ancient Taoist and Ch’an Buddhist thought, China’s “rivers-and-mountains” poetry represents one of the earliest encounters between wilderness and literature.
    David Hinton

my view

on the cushion


in memoriam

sangha spotlight

  • A nontraditional Buddhist sangha is building a vision of a more just world, one pagoda at a time.
    Jeff Wilson

parting words

dharma talk

  • How do we reconcile our roles as consumers and Buddhist practitioners?
    Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron

editors view

on practice