Tricycle/Winter 2007

Volume 17, Number 2

In This Issue


  • On an intense Zen retreat, insight meditation teacher Joseph Goldstein opens up to the vulnerable experience of compassion.
    Joseph Goldstein
  • John Daido Loori explains that all answers are available.
    John Daido Loori
  • Teaching meditation in prison, Barry Evans found the heart of his practice when he was forced to cut most of it out.
    Barry Evans
  • David T. Andersen describes his first encounter with Ram Dass
    David T. Andersen

give & take

  • Photographer Don Farber discusses portraiture, reincarnation, the Dalai Lama, and thirty years of Buddhism through his lens.

on the cushion

  • Practical advice for meditators with chronic back pain
    Karen Ready

my view

dharma talk

on practice

  • An introductory Tantric visualization practice of the deity Chenrezi, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Translated from Tibetan and adapted by Pamela Gayle White.
    Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche


  • Andrew Schelling immerses himself in Renga, the ancient Japanese tradition of linked-verse poetry.
    Andrew Schelling
  • Can advancements in neuroscience make us happier and more compassionate? Jeff Greenwald visits neurosurgeon Dr. Katrina Firlik to investigate the relationship between the material mind and its spiritual potential.
    Jeff Greenwald
  • Environmental journalist Alan Weisman’s best seller The World Without Us has refreshed and rekindled ecological debates. Here he speaks with contributing editor Clark Strand about global warming, population control, and what the world might look like when we’re gone.
  • As a young man, Breyten Breytenbach left his native South Africa to pursue art in Paris. In addition to critical acclaim, he found the dharma and the underground anti-apartheid movement. His next trip home would lead to seven years in prison. Amy Karafin profiles this poet, painter, and “uncitizen” of the world.
    Amy Karafin
  • A Huffington Post blogger wonders if he can practice right speech and cultivate equanimity without losing his edge as a political advocate.
    RJ Eskow

on generosity

on gardening



editors view


  • Sayadaw U Tejaniya explains how taking an interest in life as it is can lead to liberation.

on location

  • Defiant monks lead a historic wave of protests in Burma.
    Peter Popham