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.

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