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    Zen Monster #3 Paid Member

    Zen Monster is a new-ish magazine (it first appeared in 2008 but only recently released its third issue) with the following manifesto: “We commit ourselves to art, poetry, fiction, and subversive political commentary by buddhist, non-buddhist and trans-buddhist writers, artists, and essayists. Zen Monster is committed to mature achievements, beginnings, half-steps, younger artists, older artists, and any ‘fumblings by the way.’” Then, tacked on at the end, a quasi-mission statement: “No inherent limits.” Zen Monster #3 is just as funky, passionate, and raw as the first two issues. More »
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    Open Heart, Open Mind: Tsoknyi Rinpoche & Sharon Salzberg at Tibet House April 4 Paid Member

    Wednesday, April 4, Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Sharon Salzberg will be giving a free talk at Tibet House in New York City. The talk will focus on Rinpoche's teachings from his upcoming book Open Heart, Open Mind.Click here to RSVP and for more information.Here is a short excerpt from Open Heart, Open Mind: More »
  • Tricycle Talks: Jason Siff on Unlearning Meditation Paid Member

    Why does meditation have to be so hard? According to Jason Siff, there is an inherent tension in meditation practice between your mind as it is and the meditation instructions you use. In his book Unlearning Meditation: What to Do When the Instructions Get in the Way (the December Tricycle Book Club selection), Siff encourages us to take a bird’s-eye view of our meditation instructions so that we can see the concepts and beliefs that are embedded within them. When we get behind the instructions and understand how the concepts within them function, we find that we often sort our meditation experiences into acceptable and unacceptable, right and wrong. More »
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    Allan Lokos: Patience in Relationships Paid Member

    During the month of February, we're reading Allan Lokos's Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living at the Tricycle Book Club. Pick up a copy and join the discussion here. Below is an excerpt from the book. More »
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    Allan Lokos: Patience With Self Paid Member

    During the month of February, we're reading Allan Lokos's Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living at the Tricycle Book Club. Pick up a copy and join the discussion here. Below is an excerpt from the book. What is there about the quality of patience that causes so many of us to respond to the very word with a sense of deficiency? “I don’t have enough,” we say, suggesting that patience is some sort of commodity. More »
  • Tricycle Talks: Allan Lokos on Patience Paid Member

    Listen to Tricycle's Sam Mowe speak with Allan Lokos about his new book Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living, the current selection at the Tricycle Book Club. Topics include: Is impatience ever a virtue? What's the relationship between mindfulness and patience? How can a person cultivate patience?Allan Lokos is the founder and guiding teacher of the Community Meditation Center in New York City. More »