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    The Meaning of Nice: A New Book from Tricycle's Editor at Large Paid Member

    The Meaning of Nice: How Compassion and Civility Can Change Your Life (and the World), a new book from Tricycle's editor at large, Joan Duncan Oliver, takes a closer look at the cliched idea of "nice" as a mild, inoffensive, and rather bland sort of praise. After examining the word through the lenses of philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and religion, Oliver concludes that "nice" is, in fact, complex, multifaceted, and less a single quality than a group of qualities that constitute a way of being in the world. Being a "nice" person is taking an approach to life that's grounded in kindness, compassion, integrity, loyalty, generosity, courtesy, respect, and humor. Character, in other words. More »
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    Video: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche on "The Three Pills" Paid Member

    During the month of January we'll be reading Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche's Tibetan Yogas of Body, Speech and Mind at the Tricycle Book Club. Pick up a copy and join the discussion. More »
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    At the Tricycle Book Club: Tibetan Yogas of Body, Speech and Mind Paid Member

    During the month of January we'll be reading Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche's Tibetan Yogas of Body, Speech and Mind at the Tricycle Book Club. Pick up a copy and join the discussion. Here are some excerpts from the book's introduction. More »
  • Video: Unlearning Meditation Paid Member

    We're currently reading Jason Siff's Unlearning Meditation: What to Do When the Instructions Get In the Way at the Tricycle Book Club. For the next four weeks, Siff will be providing you with articles, meditation instructions, and most significantly, an opportunity for you to journal your meditation sittings and look more closely at what happens in meditation. Below are Siff's basic meditation instructions for “recollective awareness meditation.” Pick up a copy and join the discussion. More »
  • Impasses in meditation Paid Member

    We're currently reading Jason Siff's Unlearning Meditation: What to Do When the Instructions Get In the Way at the Tricycle Book Club. For the next four weeks, Siff will be providing you with articles, meditation instructions, and most significantly, an opportunity for you to journal your meditation sittings and look more closely at what happens in meditation. Below are Siff's basic meditation instructions for “recollective awareness meditation.” Pick up a copy and join the discussion.Impasses in meditation More »
  • Unlearning Meditation: What to Do When the Instructions Get In the Way Paid Member

    We're currently reading Jason Siff's Unlearning Meditation: What to Do When the Instructions Get In the Way at the Tricycle Book Club. For the next four weeks, Siff will be providing you with articles, meditation instructions, and most significantly, an opportunity for you to journal your meditation sittings and look more closely at what happens in meditation. Below are Siff's basic meditation instructions for “recollective awareness meditation.” Pick up a copy and join the discussion. More »