Buddhism

  • Andrew Olendzki at the Tricycle Book Club May starting 17th Paid Member

    Join us this Monday, May 17th, at the Tricycle Community Book Club as we begin discussing Andrew Olendzki’s new book, Unlimiting Mind: The Radically Experimental Psychology of Buddhism. Buddhist psychology can be a heavy subject, but Andrew manages to keep it light without losing any of his subject’s depth. More »
  • Growing Up Buddhist: Fish Sticks Paid Member

    One day, when I was about five or six years old, my brother Jon had just finished cooking fish sticks in the oven. The oven door had been opened and the fish sticks were sitting there on the pan cooling. For at least a minute, nobody was around but me. I was hungry and getting impatient waiting for Jon to return. I didn't know if the pan was hot or not but I remember thinking the five-year old equivalent of "screw it, I’m just gonna touch it." I reached down and put my thumb on the pan. It sizzled. I was burned. More »
  • Allan Badiner: Drugs and Dharma in the 21st Century Paid Member

    Do Buddhism and psychedelics mix? This is a question we think about a lot in the West, and it's important that we do. Consider: Many first-generation Buddhist teachers in the West experimented with psychedelics at some point in their lives. In June, there will be a course at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco entitled "Buddhism and Psychedelics," dedicated to exploring the relationship between drugs and the Buddhist practitioner. CIIS professor and Tricycle contributor Allan Badiner introduces some of the ideas to be discussed in this course in his post "Drugs and Dharma in the 21st Century" on Reality Sandwich. More »
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    A conversation with Jeff Bridges & Bernie Glassman Paid Member

    Last week, Tricycle contributing editor Katy Butler sat down for a joint interview with Zen Peacemakers founder Bernie Glassman (left) and actor Jeff Bridges (right) in Austin, Texas. To find out what they discussed stay tuned to tricycle.com for a video of the interview. Based on the photographs, it looks like it was a lively conversation! Photographs by Seabrook Jones, www.juicythis.com More »
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    iPhone Meditation Redux Paid Member

    Mobile phones work hard to keep us constantly connected and accessible in both our personal and public/ professional lives. As such they may not seem like the most likely candidates to provide a moment of peace, clarity, or stillness in your life, but as mentioned on this blog just about a year ago, there are many meditation-based apps and just plain Buddhist apps that might provide you some relief from the relentless clang, zip, and buzz of modern life. More »
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    Prajnaparamita: Mother of Buddhas Paid Member

    After Clark Strand's Green Meditation retreat, which dwelt at length on the deep and ancient wisdom of The Heart Sutra, I read the book on the sutra by Red Pine (from 2004.) The sutra itself, one of the most famous texts in all of Buddhism, is of course very short—35 lines or so—an extremely dense distillation of Mahayana wisdom. More »