About Tricycle Magazine

Tricycle: The Buddhist Review provides a unique and independent public forum for exploring Buddhism, establishing a dialogue between Buddhism and the broader culture, and introducing Buddhist thinking to Western disciplines. This approach has enabled Tricycle to successfully attract readers from all walks of life, many of whom desire to enrich their lives through a deeper knowledge of Buddhist traditions.

NBN Episodes hosted by Tricycle:

Tara Brach, "Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha" (Random House, 2004)

January 17, 2024

Radical Acceptance

Tara Brach

It can be so easy to feel like we’re not enough or that we’re somehow insufficient. According to meditation teacher Tara Brach, this feeling of unwort…

Sunita Puri, "That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour" (Penguin, 2020)

January 14, 2024

That Good Night

Sunita Puri

Sunita Puri is a writer, a palliative medicine physician, and an associate professor at the UMass Chan Medical School. In her memoir, That Good Night:…

Vanessa R. Sasson, "The Gathering: A Story of the First Buddhist Women" (Equinox, 2023)

December 30, 2023

The Gathering

Vanessa R. Sasson

After the Buddha’s enlightenment, his aunt and adoptive mother, Mahapajapati Gotami, asks him to ordain women and welcome them into his new monastic c…

Oren Jay Sofer, "Your Heart Was Made for This: Contemplative Practices for Meeting a World in Crisis with Courage, Integrity, and Love" (Shambhala, 2023)

December 10, 2023

Your Heart Was Made for This

Oren Jay Sofer

What is the role of contemplative practice in times of crisis? And how can meditation actually support us in meeting the greatest challenges of our ti…

Lama Rod Owens, "The New Saints: From Broken Hearts to Spiritual Warriors" (Sounds True, 2023)

November 19, 2023

The New Saints

Lama Rod Owens

Lama Rod Owens is an author, activist, and authorized lama in the Karma Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. In his new book, The New Saints: From Broken…

Jenny Odell, "Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock" (Random House, 2023)

November 18, 2023

Saving Time

Jenny Odell

In her first book, How to Do Nothing, artist Jenny Odell examined the power of quiet contemplation in a world where our attention is bought and sold. …

Ross Gay, "The Book of (More) Delights: Essays" (Algonquin Books, 2023)

November 17, 2023

The Book of (More) Delights

Ross Gay

In 2016, poet Ross Gay set out to document a delight each day for a year. After he published The Book of Delights, his friend asked him if he planned …

Jane Hirshfield, "The Asking: New and Selected Poems" (Knopf, 2023)

September 19, 2023

The Asking

Jane Hirshfield

When poet Jane Hirshfield first arrived at Tassajara Monastery nearly fifty years ago, a Zen teacher told her that it was a good idea to have a questi…

Rebecca Solnit and Thelma Young Lutunatabua, "Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility" (Haymarket, 2023)

September 2, 2023

Not Too Late

Rebecca Solnit and Thelma Young Lutunatabua

These days, with catastrophe after catastrophe, it can be easy to turn to despair and to believe that there is nothing we can do. But writer Rebecca S…

Anne Klein, "Being Human and a Buddha Too: Longchenpa's Seven Trainings for a Sunlit Sky" (Wisdom Publications, 2023)

August 31, 2023

Being Human and a Buddha Too

Anne Klein

When Anne C. Klein (Rigzin Drolma) first read that everyone, including her, was already a buddha, she was so shocked that she put down the book she wa…

Tenzin Dickie, "The Penguin Book of Modern Tibetan Essays" (Vintage Books, 2023)

July 20, 2023

The Penguin Book of Modern Tibetan Essays

Tenzin Dickie

When Tenzin Dickie was growing up in exile in India, she didn’t have access to works by Tibetan writers. Now, as an editor and translator, she is work…

Alexandra Kaloyanides, "Baptizing Burma: Religious Change in the Last Buddhist Kingdom" (Columbia UP, 2023)

June 19, 2023

Baptizing Burma

Alexandra Kaloyanides

In July 1813, a young American couple from Boston arrived in the Buddhist kingdom of Burma to preach the gospel. Although Burmese Buddhists largely r…