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Who Are We?

The Tricycle Editors’ Blog is a place for the editors of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review to share their thoughts and assorted Buddhist news of the world with readers of this blog. Contributors include Editor James Shaheen, Associate Editor Andrew Merz, Web Editor Philip Ryan, and whoever else drops in with the occasional post.


1. Julie Adler - September 27, 2007

Hi James, Andrew, and Phil,

How can we get Tricycle to do a story on The Tibet Connection – first ever English language radio program on Tibet?


Julie Adler
Producer, The Tibet Connection

2. Mugo - December 28, 2007

Hi, Hope it is appropriate to point out that With Bowl and Robe, a blog you list, has been completely deleted from the internet.

3. josho_adrian - January 23, 2008

Congratulation for such a good blog. I find it very useful.
Josho Adrian – Romanian Jodo Shinshu Sangha

4. James - February 19, 2008


This is James from The Buddhist Blog and I am contacting you in regards to advertising. I was wondering if Tricycle would like to put an ad on my blog for a small fee. I get 200 hits a day on average and my counter stats are over 120,000 overall hits. And I have a loyal readership who comment often. I’d love to hear from you or someone from advertising.

All the best,


The Buddhist Blog

5. Philip Ryan - February 26, 2008

Editor’s note

The Gandhi comments that previously appeared here have been moved to the post Gandhi. Please post additional comments regarding Gandhi’s appearance in the current issue of Tricycle there. Thank you.

– Philip Ryan, Web Editor

6. Bob D'Eith - March 30, 2008

The video link below (Mizo’s Gift by Mythos) is set in a Tibetan Monastery and was directed by Gnetahn Jehman.

It shows the everyday lives of the monks and the people around the monastery.

The song was actually inspired by a Vietnam War vet, George Mizo, who build a village in Vietman to help victims from the war. The song’s message of peace and healing is perfect for these visuals.

In a time when the people of Tibet are in great need of the world’s help, we hope that this video will inspire people to get involved in the Tibetan cause.

Please go to this link to view the video: Mizo’s Gift – Tibet

Hope that you enjoy it. If you do, please tell other about this video.


Yours very truly,

7. AO - April 25, 2008

Where’s Jeff Wilson?

8. Konchog - May 8, 2008

Philip, you’re an international man of mystery. Am I just a dope, or have you not posted your contact info anywhere? Trying to feed you grist for your mill, man!

9. Philip Ryan - May 9, 2008

Sorry — this page is overdue for an update. As AO alludes above, we’re adding several bloggers, including Jeff WIlson and other distinguished folks. In any event, I can be reached at phil@tricycle.com – thanks!

10. 山结实 Shan Jiēshi - May 21, 2008

hi, why not an spanish Tricycle Blog?
hola,por que no un blog de Tricycle en español?

yo puedoayudar con esto
i can help with this


山结实 Shan Jiēshi
Ch´an Ssu Lun – Mahabodhi Maitri Mandala

11. Sharon Saw - July 9, 2010

Hi, i’d like to suggest a blog to add to your extensive “Who are we reading” list. His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche is a Lama from Gaden Shartse Monastery who is currently residing in Nepal and Malaysia. He has his own blog where he literally blogs on anything under the sun, but always with a Dharma angle. His blog is http://blog.tsemtulku.com.

12. f dawe - August 26, 2014

re Colin M. Turnbull (1924-1994) the gay monk Lobsang Ridgol.

people may find this of interest


Horatio Clare tells the story of the complex and unconventional anthropologist Colin Turnbull.

Arguably the most influential field recordings of all time were made in 1954 by a British anthropologist called Colin Turnbull. These recordings of the finely wrought music of Mbuti pygmies, in the Ituri forest of what was then the Belgian Congo, inspired legions of ethnomusicologists and have gone on to be used as influence and source material for a raft of artists, including Madonna, John Coltrane, Brian Eno and Herbie Hancock to name a few. Alongside Bach, Mozart and Louis Armstrong, Turnbull’s recordings of the Mbuti were sent into space as part of the Voyager Golden Record.

Colin Turnbull’s fascination with the Mbuti pygmies made him one of the most famous intellectuals of the 1960s and ’70s. He appeared on chat shows and collaborated with filmmakers and theatre directors. His bestselling book, The Forest People, showed how these hunter-gatherers, roaming the forest in search of honey, fruit, and game, lived lives of compassion for one another in an environment they adored. This idealistic vision, and Turnbull’s corresponding unease with the excesses of western life, became the lens through which he would fashion his own existence – the rest of his life became a search to find those same values outside the forest.

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