Books

  • Allan Lokos at the Tricycle Book Club April 19th Paid Member

    Join us April 19th at the Tricycle Community Book Club when Allan Lokos will start discussing his new book, Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living. Can't wait? Neither can we. However, in the pages of Pocket Peace Allan reminds us of the value of patience: More »
  • Allan Lokos at the Tricycle Community Book Club Paid Member

    Starting April 19th, Allan Lokos will be leading the Tricycle Community Book Club in a discussion of his new book, Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living. Allan is the founder and guiding teacher of the Community Meditation Center in New York City. From the pages of Pocket Peace: More »
  • “The Tree of Enlightenment” Paid Member

    As a Buddhist in the West, whether by my close non-Buddhist friends, semi-familiar acquaintances, or complete strangers, I have been asked many times to give a quick “general overview of Buddhism”. People often ask this very casually, as if they expect me to snap my fingers and summarize such a massive body of teachings, traditions, and histories, and voila, now you now about the Dharma! Personally, I find this task to be impossible. More »
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    Batchelor’s "Confession of a Buddhist Atheist" examined by Mark Vernon Paid Member

    Here’s a review of Stephen Batchelor’s Confession of a Buddhist Atheist from The Guardian's Mark Vernon. Since publishing his best-selling Buddhism Without Beliefs, Stephen has become somewhat controversial in Buddhist circles for his Western approach to the Buddha’s teachings. More »
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    Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind in the Tricycle Community Book Club Paid Member

    The Tricycle Community Book Club is discussing Shunryu Suzuki Roshi's timeless classic, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. Zoketsu Norman Fischer, former abbot of San Francisco Zen Center, founded by Suzuki Roshi, introduced the book, and will be stopping by to check in on us from time to time. You need to be a member of the Tricycle Community to participate, but joining is easy, and free! More »
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    Books will get you part of the way Paid Member

    For most of us born in the Western world, remote from Buddhism of any institutional kind, knowledge of the dhamma has come entirely from books and, occasionally, spoken words, some quite excellent and informative, certainly. But this kind of learning still retains a somewhat ethereal air in the absence of actions, traditions, and spiritual observances in which we can participate. That the Buddhist religion has survived so long in the world is a result not so much of the durability of manuscripts as of the power of ideas embodied in custom; and custom, for all our abundant sources of information, is what we lack and cannot in the long run do without. More »