Tricycle - Awake in the World http://www.tricycle.com/blog/tyicycle-retreat-meditation-motion en This Body of Mine http://www.tricycle.com/blog/body-mine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Phra Ajaan Suwat Suvaco </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Confront the body, calm the mind</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/sites/default/files/images/ThisBodyOfMinePic1.jpg" width="500" height="451" style="margin: 7px auto; vertical-align: middle; display: block;"></p> <p>When meditators' minds have reached genuine happiness in the dhamma through their mindfulness and discernment, clearly seeing the four noble truths, none of them—not one—will revert to looking for happiness in the world or in material things. That's because happiness in the dhamma is a lasting happiness: solid, refined, and genuinely pure. If you compare worldly happiness with the happiness of the dhamma, you'll see that there's not even the least real happiness to it. It offers nothing but stress, nothing but drawbacks. So why do we think it's happiness? Because we're burning with pain. We look to worldly happiness and pleasures to relieve the pain, which then goes away for a while but then comes back again.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/body-mine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/body-mine#comments body Buddhism contemplation Meditation Mindfulness Thailand Theravada Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:11:11 +0000 Max Zahn 45106 at http://www.tricycle.com Enlightening Conversations: The Importance of Friendship http://www.tricycle.com/blog/enlightening-conversations-importance-friendship <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A discussion with Jungian analyst Polly Young-Eisendrath and Buddhist author Mark Matousek</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p class="p1"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/0414ECblog2.png" width="220" height="115" style="margin: 7px; float: right;">“Friendship is a binding glue in all mature, loving relationships.”</p> <p class="p1"><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">In this exclusive conversation, Jungian analyst and mindfulness teacher Polly Young-Eisendrath speaks with Buddhist author Mark Matousek on the importance of friendship for our psychological and spiritual growth. “People don’t give friendship the importance it deserves,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">especially when they think about how it teaches us to love," says Matousek. "</span><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">If lovers are depicted face-to-face, deeply in love, then friends should be depicted side-by-side, ready to take on the world together.”</span></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/enlightening-conversations-importance-friendship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/enlightening-conversations-importance-friendship#comments Buddhism enlightening conversations Psychoanalysis Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:50:15 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 45066 at http://www.tricycle.com Peter Matthiessen, Writer and Zen Priest, Dies at 86 http://www.tricycle.com/blog/peter-matthiessen-writer-and-zen-priest-dies-86 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alex Caring-Lobel </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p align="right" style="text-align: left;"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/0408peterm.png" width="300" height="318" style="float: right; margin: 7px;">Peter Matthiessen—prolific author, naturalist, activist, and Zen priest—passed away at his home in Sagaponack, NY, on Saturday, April 5. He was 86.</p> <p>His death—three days prior to the release of his newest novel, <i style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">In Paradise</i>—marks the end of his struggle with leukemia, for which he was undergoing chemotherapy.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/peter-matthiessen-writer-and-zen-priest-dies-86" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/peter-matthiessen-writer-and-zen-priest-dies-86#comments In Memoriam Zen Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:16:23 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 45054 at http://www.tricycle.com Bridging the Gap http://www.tricycle.com/blog/bridging-gap <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Noa Jones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Rangjung Yeshe Institute in Nepal updates the age-old tradition of the scholar-practitioner</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/sites/default/files/images/8199420559_3a2011371b_z.jpg" width="550" height="366" style="vertical-align: middle; margin: 7px auto; display: block;"></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/bridging-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/bridging-gap#comments Buddhism nepal religious studies Tibetan Buddhism Mon, 07 Apr 2014 04:50:47 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 45044 at http://www.tricycle.com The Woman in the Photograph http://www.tricycle.com/blog/woman-photograph <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Martine Batchelor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A meditation teacher reflects on identifying with her former self</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/sites/default/files/images/blog/CroppedMartinePhoto.jpg" width="270" height="436" style="margin: 7px; float: right;">“That is Martine just before I shaved her head,” the monk exclaimed. He pointed to the inside of a souvenir book featuring photographs of past residents at Songgwangsa, a Zen temple in southwestern Korea. Everyone else recognized the woman in the photograph. I did not. The woman, of course, was me.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>I had never seen the picture. It captured a young lady with glasses and long dark hair, about 22 years old. I took a photo of the photo for my record.</p> <p>Whenever I look at the image, I have the same strange feeling of non-identification. I don’t feel that I know who this person is: <i>What was she like? What were her hopes and aspirations?</i>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/woman-photograph" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/woman-photograph#comments identity Martine Batchelor Meditation Photograph Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:56:14 +0000 Max Zahn 45040 at http://www.tricycle.com I And Love And Akhtar http://www.tricycle.com/blog/i-and-love-and-akhtar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> M. Sophia Newman </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A pilgrimage from the least livable city on Earth</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p class="Default"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/blog/DSCN0302.JPG" width="560" height="747" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></p> <p class="Default">Bodh Gaya, it is said, is the number one place to go to realize that you don’t need to go to Bodh Gaya. The small town in India is famous for one reason: here, the Buddha achieved spiritual enlightenment under a ficus<i> </i>tree some twenty-five centuries ago. Some regard the place as a spiritual mecca.</p> <p class="Default">But Buddhists have no mecca, strictly speaking. There are four Buddhist holy sites in the Indian subcontinent—Lumbini, Bodh Gaya, Sarnath, and Kushinagar—where the Buddha was born, was enlightened, first preached, and died, respectively—but visiting any of them is non-obligatory for even the most devout people. Despite the long tradition of pilgrims journeying to these holy sites, there is nothing in the teachings mandating that Buddhists visit.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/i-and-love-and-akhtar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/i-and-love-and-akhtar#comments bodha gaya India pilgrimage sarnath Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:39:57 +0000 Alex Caring-Lobel 45036 at http://www.tricycle.com Path of Freedom http://www.tricycle.com/blog/path-freedom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>In the harsh environment of a Rhode Island men’s prison, a group of 50 inmates are transforming their lives through the practice of meditation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><center><iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/46701853?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"><b style="font-family: georgia, times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Acharya Fleet Maull</b><span style="font-family: georgia, times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</span>is the founder of Prison Dharma Network, Peacemaker Institute, and National Prison Hospice Association. Learn more about Maull's work and the Prison Dharma Network in&nbsp;<em>Tricycle</em>'s <a href="http://www.tricycle.com/special-section/prison-monk" target="_blank">interview</a>&nbsp;with the teacher, and watch his Tricycle Retreat <a href="http://www.tricycle.com/online-retreats/social-awakening-realizing-basic-goodness-society" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p></center></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/path-freedom#comments Film Meditation Mindfulness Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:11:57 +0000 Alex Caring-Lobel 45030 at http://www.tricycle.com Buddhist volunteers comfort families of those lost on Flight 370 http://www.tricycle.com/blog/buddhist-volunteers-comfort-families-those-lost-flight-370 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Max Zahn </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At a <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i0yj8zhsPk">press conference on Monday</a>, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced that “new analysis” had confirmed Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 had crashed into the southern Indian Ocean. As with other developments in the international mystery, news channels quickly displayed footage of the victims’ families bunkered in a hotel conference room.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/buddhist-volunteers-comfort-families-those-lost-flight-370" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/buddhist-volunteers-comfort-families-those-lost-flight-370#comments disaster relief Flight 370 Malaysia News tzu chi Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:28:32 +0000 Max Zahn 45024 at http://www.tricycle.com Tricycle Talks: Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara, Getting Intimate http://www.tricycle.com/blog/tricycle-talks-roshi-pat-enkyo-ohara-getting-intimate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A conversation with Village Zendo Abbot Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/0320roshiblogpost.png" width="240" height="164" style="float: right; margin: 7px;"></p> <h2 style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5; font-family: georgia, times, serif;"><strong style="font-size: 13px;"><a href="http://bit.ly/18vTX8L" target="_blank" style="color: #000000; font-size: 18px; letter-spacing: 0.5px;"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/1011itunes.png" width="120" height="47" style="margin: 5px 7px; float: left;"><em style="font-size: 18px;">Tricycle Talks</em>: Now in iTunes</a></strong></h2> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"></p> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/tricycle-talks-roshi-pat-enkyo-ohara-getting-intimate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/tricycle-talks-roshi-pat-enkyo-ohara-getting-intimate#comments Books Buddhism compassion intimacy Sat, 22 Mar 2014 04:07:56 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 45000 at http://www.tricycle.com Idleness Waiting Grace http://www.tricycle.com/blog/idleness-waiting-grace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mark C. Taylor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Three reflections on recovering place</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><i style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">Mark C. Taylor recounts a poignant lover affair not with a person but with a place that, paradoxically, cannot be easily localized. For many years, Taylor has lived in the Berkshire Mountains, where he writes and creates land art and sculpture. In a world of mobile screens a virtual realities, where speed is the measure of success and place is disappearing, his work slows down thought and brings life back to earth to give readers time to ponder the importance of place before it slips away.</i></p> <p><b><img src="/sites/default/files/images/0321three.png" width="550" height="150"></b></p> <p><b>Idleness</b></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/idleness-waiting-grace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/idleness-waiting-grace#comments Books Buddhism Poetry Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:51:02 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 45019 at http://www.tricycle.com Enlightening Conversations: The Student-Teacher Dynamic http://www.tricycle.com/blog/enlightening-conversations-student-teacher-dynamic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A discussion with clinical and Buddhist practitioners Polly Young-Eisendrath and Pilar Jennings</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="http://www.tricycle.com/sites/default/files/images/0318ECpollypilar.png" width="220" height="115" style="float: right; margin: 7px;">In this exclusive conversation, a psychoanalyst and a relational psychoanalyst—both practicing Buddhists—discuss the emotional dynamics of religious practice, the psychological complexities of student-teacher relationships, and the issues surrounding the idealization of teachers within Buddhist communities.</p> </p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/enlightening-conversations-student-teacher-dynamic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/enlightening-conversations-student-teacher-dynamic#comments Buddhism enlightening conversations Psychoanalysis Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:34:22 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 44995 at http://www.tricycle.com NewsLeek: Fifth Noble Truth Discovered http://www.tricycle.com/blog/newsleek-fifth-noble-truth-discovered <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> P.B. Law </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">LOS ANGELES</span><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">—The International Mindfulness Foundation (IMF) today announced the discovery of a fifth noble truth, overturning the ancient Buddhist belief that there are only four. Speaking at a press conference at UCLA, IMF president Hugh Briss reported that researchers in the US and UK, using the latest quantum MRI technology, had scanned the brains of more than 100 select meditators to locate the fifth center of noble-truth activity in a part of the striatum normally associated with lust and desire, an area previous researchers had overlooked.</span></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/newsleek-fifth-noble-truth-discovered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/newsleek-fifth-noble-truth-discovered#comments Buddhism Four Noble Truths Humor neuroscience Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:44:16 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 44994 at http://www.tricycle.com Five-Minute Buddhist http://www.tricycle.com/blog/five-minute-buddhist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Max Zahn </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Filmmaker Harold Ramis's pocket-sized Buddhist manifesto</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/sites/default/files/images/blog/Harold-Ramis-e1393282404426.jpg" width="550" height="328" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></p> <p>In a profession famous for its metropolitan Jews, late comedian and filmmaker Harold Ramis was a practicing Buddhist…and, well, a metropolitan Jew. He is well known for directorial achievements in American hilarity like <i>Caddyshack </i>and <i>Groundhog Day—</i>the latter carrying<a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/groundhog-day" target="_blank">&nbsp;some intricate Buddhist underpinnings</a>. Over the course of his later life, Ramis deepened his relationship with Buddhism, which culminated in <a href="https://red40entertainment.com/harold-ramis-5-minute-buddhist-pocket-primer/" target="_blank">a visit with His Holiness the Dalai Lama</a>. That life came to a sudden end last month, when Ramis died of a rare blood vessel disease. He was only 69 years old.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/five-minute-buddhist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/five-minute-buddhist#comments Buddhist Teachings comedy Film Humor Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:22:49 +0000 Max Zahn 44978 at http://www.tricycle.com Don’t They Know? http://www.tricycle.com/blog/dont-they-know <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Poet Mark Doty reflects on loss, grief, and attention</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p class="Body">On an autumn afternoon, poet Mark Doty arrived at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care to join its founders, Koshin Paley Ellison and Robert Chodo Campbell, in a conversation spanning grief, loss, attention, aging, and death.</p> <p class="Body">Doty has published five volumes of nonfiction prose and eight books of poems, including <i>Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems</i>, which won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008. His poems have been widely anthologized and have also appeared in such magazines as <i>The Atlantic Monthly</i>, <i>The London Review of Books</i>, <i>Ploughshares</i>, <i>Poetry</i>, <i>The New Yorker</i>, and, of course, <a href="http://www.tricycle.com/parting-words/amagansett-cherry" target="_blank"><i>Tricycle</i></a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/dont-they-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/dont-they-know#comments Art Buddhism Death grief Poetry Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:01:12 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 44966 at http://www.tricycle.com In the Face of Tragedy http://www.tricycle.com/blog/face-tragedy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Janet Gyatso </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>How are we to approach the crisis of self-immolations in Tibet?</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">The way I want to talk about the current crisis of self-immolations by Tibetans may be risky for a scholar in academia. This is not merely because it critiques how my field has tended to address the topic. More basically, it departs from the usual mode of scholarly writing altogether.</span></p> <p>I composed the following reflections without an initial plan or even an idea of what I would say. Nor was I sure of their full implications upon completion. And yet, in the particular case at hand, I think the fact that I wrote out of an immediate and even instinctive sort of intuition made an important realization possible. Or perhaps more accurately, what made it possible was that I was obeying an imperative that I had discerned—a demand on myself—to try and say something about my intuition, even if it didn’t stand as an entirely consistent scholarly principle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/face-tragedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/face-tragedy#comments academia Politics self-immolation Tibet Tibetan Buddhism Sat, 01 Mar 2014 08:23:46 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 44934 at http://www.tricycle.com How to Wake Up http://www.tricycle.com/wakeup-discussion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A discussion with author Toni Bernhard</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lists-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wake Up </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/sites/default/files/images/0226marchpromo_0.png" alt="How to Wake Up" width="132" height="200" style="float: left; margin: 7px;">At times life’s ups can give us immeasurable highs, but its lows then send us crashing down. Toni Bernhard, author of the 2010 bestseller <em>How to Be Sick</em>, helps us find a middle ground in her new book, <em>How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow</em>. When we are fully present and balanced, Bernhard says, we open up access to a kind of wellness that goes beyond circumstance.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Only allow paid members access to comments on this post </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/wakeup-discussion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/wakeup-discussion#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:53:38 +0000 admin 44951 at http://www.tricycle.com Meditation Month: The Final Day http://www.tricycle.com/blog/meditation-month-final-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emma Varvaloucas </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The end of our monthlong challenge</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/sites/default/files/images/IMG_4812.jpg" alt="Trike Team" width="400" height="533" style="margin: 7px auto; display: block; vertical-align: middle;"></p> </p> <p>I've discovered an excellent way to end Meditation Month: I'm going to commit to sit through the month of March. Who's with me!?</p> </p> <p><em>Image: The Trike team in our new offices, which we moved into this Monday. (L-R): Emma Varvaloucas, Managing Editor; Andrew Gladstone, Digital Media Producer; Joanna Piacenza, Web Manager; Alex Caring-Lobel, Associate Editor.&nbsp;</em></p> </p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/meditation-month-final-day#comments Meditation Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:11:05 +0000 Emma Varvaloucas 44948 at http://www.tricycle.com A (almost) Retrospective http://www.tricycle.com/blog/almost-retrospective <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Max Zahn </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Day twenty-seven of our monthlong challenge</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">February is&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/february-meditation-month" target="_blank" style="font-size: 13px;">Meditation Month</a>!&nbsp;The Tricycle team members have challenged ourselves—and our readers—to meditate every day and blog about our experiences. We needed a little help, so we called in bestselling author and meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg to lead our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/february-meditation-month" target="_blank" style="font-size: 13px;">meditation-themed retreat</a>&nbsp;this month and&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tricycle-talks/id695108281" target="_blank" style="font-size: 13px;">speak to us</a>&nbsp;on how to incorporate meditation practice into the workplace.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/almost-retrospective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/almost-retrospective#comments Meditation meditation month Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:07:58 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 44947 at http://www.tricycle.com Talk Isn’t Cheap http://www.tricycle.com/blog/talk-isnt-cheap <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Max Zahn </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Dalai Lama visits AEI—NeoCons’ high church</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-size: 13px;"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/0227hhdlobama_0.png" width="200" height="133" style="float: right; margin: 7px;">The photo op is irresistible. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, donning radiant maroon and saffron robes, sits alongside none other than a fully suited Mr. Barack Obama. His Holiness’s unapologetic, balding head and exposed right bicep are a spectacle in the formally clothed, carefully guarded land of Washington DC. On display are two very different global juggernauts.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/talk-isnt-cheap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/talk-isnt-cheap#comments Buddhism Dalai Lama Politics Tibetan Buddhism Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:03:56 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 44940 at http://www.tricycle.com "Technology's Mindfulness Racket" http://www.tricycle.com/blog/technologys-mindfulness-racket <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alex Caring-Lobel </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/sites/default/files/images/0225newrepublic.png" width="550" height="227" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></p> <p>In a new article over at&nbsp;<em>The New Republic</em>, senior editor Evgeny Morozov questions the agendas of tech companies that advocate "unplugging" and technological solutions like apps in response to the digital onslaught that has become a fact of daily life.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">"We are being urged to unplug," writes Morozov in "</span><a href="http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116618/technologys-mindfulness-racket" target="_blank" style="font-size: 13px;">The Mindfulness Racket</a><span style="font-size: 13px;">," "so that we can resume our usual activities with even more vigor upon returning to the land of distraction." </span></p> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/technologys-mindfulness-racket" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/technologys-mindfulness-racket#comments Corporate Mindfulness Mindfulness technology Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:12:07 +0000 Alex Caring-Lobel 44933 at http://www.tricycle.com