was founded in 1991 as a non-profit subscription-driven quarterly magazine with an educational charter to spread the Dharma. The essential components of a tricycle--three, vehicle, and wheel--correspond to concepts found throughout Buddhist history.
We speak of three treasures: the Buddha, dharma, sangha; of turning the wheel of dharma; and of the three great vehicles of Buddhism: Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. (And while there is no traditional concept that parallels handlebars, the Dalai Lama, on being presented with a small golden tricycle, took hold of each one and said, "the absolute and the relative.")
What also influenced the name is the Zen expression "beginner's mind." It implies a mind that is open, available, not constrained by habitual mental patterns.Tricycle: The Buddhist Review 92 Vandam Street New York, NY 10013 Phone: (212) 645-1143 Fax: (212) 645-1493 E-mail: email@example.com Web: www.tricycle.com