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  • A Mandala to puzzle over Paid Member

    Next time you find yourself trapped indoors on a rainy afternoon, here's an idea for an activity that will keep you occupied: piece together Pomegranate's Tibetan Mandala puzzle. With over 1,000 randomly shaped pieces, the 20" by 27" puzzle is sure to focus your attention. For all you puzzle enthusiasts, you can purchase the Tibetan Mandala puzzle here on Amazon.com. We wish you the best of luck—be sure to send us photos of your progress and any helpful building advice. We're thinking about getting one for the Tricycle office! To learn more about mandalas, check out Himalayan Art Resources' "What Are Mandalas?" page. More »
  • How to move objects with your mind Paid Member

    VIA the Summer 2010 issue of Lotus Lantern magazine, courtesy of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism.  Cartoon by Bae Jong-hoon More »
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    Catching the Ox Paid Member

    Genju at 108zenbooks is up to number 4 of the Oxherding Pictures: catching the Ox Read Genju's commentary here. (She uses the excellent term "connecting"—and dancing—instead of catching.) In the minibook Path of Enlightenment, we read: Through extraordinary effort You seize the ox. Still, its will is forceful, its body spirited Sometimes it runs high into the mountains, Other times it disappears into the mist. More »
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    Skeptism? Paid Member

    A great and somewhat mysterious sketch called "Skeptism" from our friend Frank Olinsky: Frank designed the original Tricycle logo as well as the MTV logo—respect! You can see more of his work here. More »
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    Seeing the Ox Paid Member

    108zenbooks continues with the third of the 10 Oxherding Pictures. I love the suggestion of the ox in this one: Seeing the Ox The late abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery, John Daido Loori, writes in Path of Enlightenment: Stages in a Spiritual Journey: The third stage of the spiritual journey pivots on getting the first glimpse of the true nature of the self. It is about becoming completely awake and seeing clearly for the first time.... In getting that first glimpse of the ox, we are not quite clear what it is we are seeing. More »
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    Seeing the Footprints Paid Member

    I'm a sucker for Oxherding pictures, and Genju's from 108zenbooks are very beautiful. Below is the picture and caption—You can read the original post here. Finding traces of the Ox A commenter on yesterday's post suggested we write a bit about each step. That commentary can be found on 108zenbooks, but maybe starting tomorrow we'll include a just a bit more information for people unfamiliar with the pictures to follow along. Thanks for the suggestion! [Image: 108zenbooks] More »