All of the Nature to Change
A hike through the woods provides a lesson in impermanence. By Barbara Gates | Illustrations by Tom Haugomat FALL 2022 Tricycle Magazine...
May You Be Safe
May You Be Safe BY BARBARA GATES| JULY 27, 2022 As Barbara Gates struggles to protect her adventurous dog Tony from danger, she...
On the Trail of Birth and Death
The crunch of our hiking boots, the tap tap tap tap of our walking poles, the soundless drone of my chant—are hypnotic. As I hike in...
"Cycles of Motherhood"
My latest article has been published in Tricycle magazine, Spring 2020 issue. I reflect on my mother's uniquely challenging qualities...
The Bhikkhu and the Butterfly on Inquiring Mind Archive and Trike Daily
Do check out the first of monthly postings of a favorite article from Inquiring Mind's Archive on Tricycle Magazine's online site....
Don't Be Tossed Away
Continue under all circumstances. Don’t be tossed away. Make positive effort for the good. Katagiri Roshi For a Berkeley person like me,...
But the Hat Came Back
Continue under all circumstances. Don’t be tossed away. Make positive effort for the good. Katagiri Roshi, Zen Master Challenged by w
Like this cup,” Nan-in said, “you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?”
All the Lonely People
There can be a moment in a conversation with a stranger when the bottom seems to drop out; something opens up and deepens; we both free fall
Messages from the Museums: Looking and Seeing, Listening and Hearing
My feisty New York artist mother has often said, “The Metropolitan Museum is my best friend.