Tricycle - Awake in the World http://www.tricycle.com/blog/buddha-buzz-honesty-poetry-and-ex.. en People's Climate March http://www.tricycle.com/blog/peoples-climate-march-buddhists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Joshua Eaton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>An estimated 700 Buddhists marched together in last week's demonstration.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/sites/default/files/images/blog/PCM_1.jpg" width="570" height="428" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></p> <p>“I know that my path to enlightenment will only come from being connected to the world around me,” Njeri Matheu, a member of Brooklyn Zen Center, explained as she marched through the streets of midtown<b> </b>Manhattan. “It's not just about being centered inside; it's about being connected to your world.” Around her, an estimated 700 other Buddhists belonging to over 35 Buddhist organizations held signs and banners with environmental slogans as they walked, keeping rhythm with meditation bells. This Buddhist contingent contributed to the estimated 400,000 protesters who participated People’s Climate March, the largest march of its kind in history, on September 21.</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/peoples-climate-march-buddhists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/peoples-climate-march-buddhists#comments Buddhism climate change Environment Events News People's Climate March Politics Tricycle Community Environment Politics Social Justice Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:35:57 +0000 Alex Caring-Lobel 45798 at http://www.tricycle.com The Suffering of Addiction http://www.tricycle.com/blog/suffering-addiction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An interview with Buddhist teacher and author Noah Levine</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Buddhist teacher Noah Levine’s punk rocker past, social advocacy, and straight-talking, subversive books like </span><i style="font-size: 13px;">Dharma Punx</i><span style="font-size: 13px;"> and </span><i style="font-size: 13px;">Against the Stream </i><span style="font-size: 13px;">have earned him an avid following among the young and disaffected</span><span style="font-size: 13px;">. Now he can add a subset of Buddhists who, like Noah, are in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse. A fan of the Twelve Step program but not of its God-centered rhetoric, Noah put together an alternative, Refuge Recovery. Firmly grounded in the four noble truths and the eightfold path, Refuge draws on the best of Buddhism and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).</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/suffering-addiction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/suffering-addiction#comments AA addiction Books Buddhism Health Meditation substance abuse Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:54:08 +0000 Alex Caring-Lobel 45800 at http://www.tricycle.com Mindfulness at Moonshine Hollow http://www.tricycle.com/blog/mindfulness-moonshine-hollow <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Belden C. Lane </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Seeking an escape from the hum of academic life, a theology professor finds solace among the stone cliffs and sycamore trees of southeast Missouri.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><div><img src="/sites/default/files/images/MoonshineHollow2.png" width="550" height="478" style="margin: 7px auto; vertical-align: middle; display: block;"></div> <div>The locals call it Moonshine Hollow, or Mooner's Hollow, partly because of the haunting character of the moonlight in this small, isolated valley. It forces you to pay attention to the thousand shades of shadow and light you'd never thought to distinguish before. The phenomenon has something to do with the curvature of the ravine here, as light reflects off stone cliffs above and the lithe, white limbs of sycamore trees below. Whatever accounts for it, Moonshine Hollow is well named. </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/mindfulness-moonshine-hollow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/mindfulness-moonshine-hollow#comments Belden C. Lane Buddhism Mindfulness Mindfulness Missouri Moonshine Hollow Vipassana Vipassana Zen Mindfulness (sati) Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:33:07 +0000 Max Zahn 45761 at http://www.tricycle.com Tricycle Talks: Andrew Holecek, The Good Death http://www.tricycle.com/blog/tricycle-talks-andrew-holecek-good-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>A conversation with Tibetan Buddhist teacher Andrew Holecek</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/holecek_podcast_360_0.jpg" width="250" height="151" 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="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tricycle-talks/id695108281" 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> <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-andrew-holecek-good-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/tricycle-talks-andrew-holecek-good-death#comments podcast Tibetan Buddhism Tibetan Death & Dying Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:55:40 +0000 Max Zahn 45759 at http://www.tricycle.com Stephen Colbert: The 15th Dalai Lama? http://www.tricycle.com/blog/stephen-colbert-15th-dalai-lama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report makes a stunning announcement.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/lqm25y/dalai-lama-drama" target="_blank"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/blog/Screen%20Shot%202014-09-12%20at%208.54.50%20PM.png" width="570" height="287" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></a></p> <p>In 2007, Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s <i>The Colbert Report</i>, announced his run for President of the United States. Now, in the midst of this week’s media frenzy regarding the question of the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso's successor, Colbert dropped another bombshell on the Nation: <i>he </i>will be the 15th Dalai Lama.</p> <p>Finally, a successor that both Tibetans and China can agree on.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">On a more serious note, the media, at the least at first, got this story mostly wrong. Read our coverage <a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/end-dalai-lama" target="_blank">here</a>.</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> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/stephen-colbert-15th-dalai-lama#comments Buddhism China Colbert Dalai Lama Humor News Politics Tibetan Buddhism Sat, 13 Sep 2014 01:01:13 +0000 Alex Caring-Lobel 45755 at http://www.tricycle.com The End of the Dalai Lama? http://www.tricycle.com/blog/end-dalai-lama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alex Caring-Lobel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not exactly.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 13px;"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/blog/Dalai_Lama_with_Marco_Pannella.jpg" width="570" height="380" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><em>The Dalai Lama's likely reaction to the current media frenzy.</em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">An interview with the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso by the</span><b style="font-size: 13px;"> </b><span style="font-size: 13px;">Sunday edition of German paper </span><a href="http://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article132019000/In-meinen-Traeumen-werde-ich-113-Jahre-alt.html" target="_blank"><i style="font-size: 13px;">Die Welt</i></a><span style="font-size: 13px;"> has caused quite a stir in the media and in Tibetan communities across the globe.</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/end-dalai-lama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/end-dalai-lama#comments China Dalai Lama News Politics Tibet Tibetan Buddhism Tricycle Politics Tibetan Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:50:12 +0000 Alex Caring-Lobel 45742 at http://www.tricycle.com Going Back to the Source http://www.tricycle.com/blog/going-back-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>A conversation between Stephen Batchelor and Henry Shukman</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><center></center><center></center><center><iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/105443059?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ffffff" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></center><center></center><center></center><center></center><center></center><center></center><center><br /> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Stephen Batchelor</strong> and <strong>Henry Shukman</strong>, both&nbsp;<em>Tricycle</em> contributing editors, sat down for a thoroughgoing conversation at the Mountain Cloud Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico on "Going Back to the Source." Batchelor is a widely published scholar who has trained formally in Tibetan, Theravada, and Zen Buddhism. Shukman, meanwhile, is the head teacher at Mountain Cloud and an accomplished poet and novelist.</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/going-back-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/going-back-source#comments Buddhist Teachings Film Meditation Video Zen Zen (Chan) Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:36:47 +0000 Alex Caring-Lobel 45727 at http://www.tricycle.com The Reluctant Mystic http://www.tricycle.com/blog/reluctant-mystic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Roberta Werdinger </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>A review of Barbara Ehrenreich's&nbsp;<em>Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth About Everything</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><div style="text-align: center;"><center><img src="/sites/default/files/images/EhrenreichCover_0.png" width="265" height="400" style="margin-top: 7px; margin-bottom: 7px; vertical-align: middle;"></center></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth About Everything<br>&nbsp;</strong>By Barbara Ehrenreich<br>Grand Central Publishing</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 13px;">256 pp.; $26.00 cloth</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 13px; text-align: left;"></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/reluctant-mystic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/reluctant-mystic#comments Books & Media Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:56:56 +0000 Max Zahn 45693 at http://www.tricycle.com Direct and Gradual http://www.tricycle.com/direct-and-gradual <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Master Huineng </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>The <em>Platform Sutra</em> tells the story of how, after a split in the sangha, the Northern school sends a spy to steal teachings from its southern counterpart.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/DirectandGradual2.png" alt="" width="548" height="397" style="margin: 7px auto; vertical-align: middle; display: block;"></span></p> <p><em>The </em>Platform Sutra<em>, a classic of Zen Buddhism attributed to the Sixth Patriarch Huineng, tells the story of the aftermath of the religion's split into two schools: Northern and Southern. In this selection, the Northern Master Shenxiu sends a spy to gather teachings from the Southern Master Huineng. But the reconnaissance does not go as planned.—Ed.</em></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/direct-and-gradual" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/direct-and-gradual#comments Zen (Chan) Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:08:53 +0000 Max Zahn 45524 at http://www.tricycle.com Dharma in Action http://www.tricycle.com/blog/dharma-action <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ven. Santussika Bhikkhuni </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Our collective economic practices are endangering life on Earth. It’s time to set a new course through collective action.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 13px;"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/blog/GS134033.jpg" width="570" height="380"></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-size: 13px;">As our dharma practice deepens, it begins to inform and influence everything we do, including how we engage with the important moral and social issues of our times.</span></span></p> <p>At this moment in human history, the unrestrained extraction and burning of fossil fuels has brought us, in the industrialized nations, to the point where we are contaminating and pillaging the Earth to such an extreme that we are endangering all life on this planet. Nothing could be further from the intention and practice of dharma.</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/dharma-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/dharma-action#comments climate change economy Environment Events People's Climate March Politics Social Justice Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:34:16 +0000 Alex Caring-Lobel 45689 at http://www.tricycle.com What's in a Word? http://www.tricycle.com/blog/whats-word <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sarah K. C. Wilkinson </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>The trials of a major effort to translate Tibetan scripture into English</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/sites/default/files/images/blog/8400.jpg" width="550" height="368" style="vertical-align: middle; margin-top: 7px; margin-bottom: 7px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></p> <p>Terminology. Syntax. Diction. All words likely to send my mind wandering. And yet there I was, at the conference of 84000: Translating the Words of Buddha, in Bodhgaya, India, in a room full of high lamas and scholars who were convening to determine how to transmit Mahayana teachings to the world. It wasn’t just important. It was fascinating.</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/whats-word" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/whats-word#comments Buddhism Tibetan Buddhism translation Tibetan Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:05:49 +0000 Daisy Radevsky 45665 at http://www.tricycle.com Beware the Charismatic Guru http://www.tricycle.com/blog/beware-charismatic-guru <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> John Snelling </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cultic gurus do not liberate their followers but entrap them.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><i style="font-size: 13px;">The following article by John Snelling (1943-1992) was first published in 1982. As reports of abusive teacher-student relationships in Buddhist communities continue to surface, Snelling’s essay remains just as relevant today. We hope that its republication here, along with the suggested readings that follow, will provide further food for thought. —Ed.</i><br><br>Of course, in following a spiritual path—as in anything in life—one needs information, support, and the guidance of experienced people. We could call those who supply these essentials <i>teachers</i>—though perhaps <i>spiritual friends</i> is a better term. Traditionally in both East and West such people have lived modestly and often in seclusion, avoiding the public gaze. Some, however, on account of their very rare gifts and achievements, attained fame and sizeable followings. The Buddha is an example from the distant past, Sri Ramana Maharshi from more recent times.</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/beware-charismatic-guru" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/beware-charismatic-guru#comments Buddhism guru teacher-student relationship Community Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:35:37 +0000 Alex Caring-Lobel 45649 at http://www.tricycle.com Monks in Ferguson http://www.tricycle.com/blog/monks-ferguson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Joshua Eaton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Six Tibetan monks join Ferguson demonstrators to support justice for Mike Brown.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p class="normal"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/blog/BvRT-MNIAAEJMeW.jpg" width="570" height="428" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></p> <p class="normal">Tensions continued to escalate in Ferguson, Missouri over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, on August 9. His death set off days of protests and a heavy-handed, militarized police response that has sparked national outrage.</p> <p class="normal">But Ferguson residents got a pleasant surprise on Sunday: A visit from a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks.</p> <p class="normal">“Ferguson was a very heated issue in our backyard,” explained Patty Maher, who is hosting the monks during their stay in St. Louis. “Sunday was their day off. . . . We didn't know what to expect, but they gladly went. And as you saw, their presence was profound.”</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/monks-ferguson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/monks-ferguson#comments Ferguson News Politics racism Tibetan Buddhism Politics Social Justice Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:51:27 +0000 Alex Caring-Lobel 45643 at http://www.tricycle.com What Were They Thinking? http://www.tricycle.com/blog/what-were-they-thinking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rita M. Gross </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A Buddhist-feminist scholar responds to an all-male panel on the “risks and benefits” of opening Buddhist leadership to women</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.patheos.com/Public-Square" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 13px;"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/blog/PATHEOSPANEL.png" width="450" height="490" style="margin: 7px auto; display: block;"></span></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/what-were-they-thinking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/what-were-they-thinking#comments Buddhism feminism Social Justice Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:02:32 +0000 Emma Varvaloucas 45639 at http://www.tricycle.com Gross National Happiness: On the Ground in Bhutan http://www.tricycle.com/blog/gross-national-happiness-ground-bhutan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A Q&amp;A with journalist Madeline Drexler</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/sites/default/files/images/blog/Tricycle-Martha-Henry-Q-%26-A-mbd-photo-3.jpg" width="280" height="509" style="float: right; margin: 7px;"></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/gross-national-happiness-ground-bhutan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/gross-national-happiness-ground-bhutan#comments bhutan Buddhism economy GNH Gross National Happiness Interview Politics Tibetan Buddhism Travel Politics Tibetan Health Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:24:49 +0000 Alex Caring-Lobel 45621 at http://www.tricycle.com Now Showing: Satori http://www.tricycle.com/blog/now-showing-satori <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tom Robbins </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>For America's favorite irreverent writer, Robin Williams's <em>The Fisher King</em> is an unbidden, instantaneous round-trip ticket to satori.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-size: 13px;"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/blog/RobinWilliamsFISHERKING.jpg" width="570" height="314" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></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/now-showing-satori" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/now-showing-satori#comments Film Humor memoir Movies Robin Williams Tom Robbins Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:28:51 +0000 Alex Caring-Lobel 45617 at http://www.tricycle.com Moving from a Culture of Death to a Culture of Life http://www.tricycle.com/blog/moving-culture-death-culture-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>A mere change in technologies will not suffice to avert climate change.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-size: 13px;"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/blog/crystalclaritymarch.jpg" width="570" height="720" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></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/moving-culture-death-culture-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/moving-culture-death-culture-life#comments climate change Environment Events new york city People's Climate March Politics Social justice Tricycle Community Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:08:19 +0000 Alex Caring-Lobel 45615 at http://www.tricycle.com Do We Really "Have No Choice"? http://www.tricycle.com/blog/do-we-really-have-no-choice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephen Fulder </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An Israeli Buddhist argues that if we truly yearned for peace, we would respect human dignity.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-size: 13px;"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/blog/endlesswar.jpg" width="570" height="254" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></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/do-we-really-have-no-choice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/do-we-really-have-no-choice#comments Buddhism Buddhist Teachings Gaza Israel Palestine Politics Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:38:50 +0000 Emma Varvaloucas 45593 at http://www.tricycle.com Breathless http://www.tricycle.com/blog/breathless <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meikyo Robert Rosenbaum </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sooner or later, whether from panic or in our final hour, each of us will find ourselves breathless. A former neuropsychologist offers three tips for when awareness of breath becomes difficult or even impossible.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/sites/default/files/images/0805blog2.png" width="570" height="380" style="vertical-align: middle; margin: 7px auto; display: block;"></p> <p>Many meditators learn first to focus on the breath, following it mindfully in the manner described in the <i>Satipatthana Sutta</i>; counting breaths in a way frequently taught at Zen centers; or using one of the many methods of <i>pranayama</i> from yoga. None of these work very well when breathing is compromised.</p> <p>I recently recovered from a bout of pertussis (“whooping cough”)—what the Chinese call the hundred-day cough. For three months my meditation was marked by a heavy chest and constricted bronchioles, and deep breaths would bring on paroxysms of coughing.</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/breathless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/breathless#comments awareness breath Buddhism Meditation Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:01:47 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 45547 at http://www.tricycle.com A Shamarpa without Borders http://www.tricycle.com/blog/shamarpa-without-borders <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ralph Frammolino </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After over a month of political turmoil, the 14th Shamar Rinpoche is cremated in Nepal.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">KATHMANDU, Nepal—It was the kind of ceremony that the honored guest seemed to be directing from the Beyond: thousands of students and admirers, from peons to a Nepalese government minister, converging on a half-built monastery to attend the traditional cremation rite of a vajra master that, even in death, stirred up an international fuss.</span></p> <p>They came to honor the 14th Shamar Rinpoche, Mipham Chokyi Lodro (1952–2014), a spiritual force who understood that staying true to his calling as the second-highest ranking lama of the Karma Kagyu order wouldn't win him any dharmic popularity contests. To many, he was a polarizing figure, an uncompromising traditionalist.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/images/blog/cremation-1-blogFIN.jpg" width="550" height="825" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></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/shamarpa-without-borders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/shamarpa-without-borders#comments Buddhism In Memoriam kagyu Karma Kagyu nepal Tibetan Buddhism Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:13:46 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 45523 at http://www.tricycle.com