Buddhism

  • Why do we gossip? Paid Member

    As yourself why you gossip. If you're stumped, Nancy Baker, in "The Buddhist Guide to Gossip," has a few answers: More »
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    Is Buddhism a Religion? asks Gary Gach Paid Member

    This is a question that has come up in this space several times in the past year (read about it here and here) and it now gets examined by Gary Gach, writing in Patheos. Gary, the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buddhism, among other things, heads up by far the biggest discussion at the Tricycle Community site, Haiku Corner. More »
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    Dear Abbey Dharma Paid Member

    This Spring we introduced a new advice column in the pages of Tricycle. In “Dear Abbey Dharma,” Sylvia Boorstein, a psychotherapist and a founding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, answers Tricycle readers' toughest dharma questions. Questions for Sylvia can be submitted directly to askabbey@tricycle.com. Who knows, your question just might be answered in the next issue of Tricycle! Check out Sylvia's response to this question from a politically torn sangha member: More »
  • "The Discovery of Egolessness" by David Nichtern Paid Member

    Via the Huffington Post, "The entire Buddhist path is based on the discovery of egolessness and the maturing of insightor knowledge that comes from egolessness." --- Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche / Journey Without Goal I have heard many times from students and spiritual practitioners of all kinds, shapes and sizes, that if they could only "get rid of their ego," then they could have some peace and taste enlightenment. There are also many "self-help" teachings and gurus who are promoting techniques to "strengthen" the ego -- to ripen and develop one's sense of power, accomplishment and tangible assets -- make you skinnier, more assertive, richer, happier, etc. etc. etc. But the approaches of getting rid of OR strengthening the ego may both share a similar delusion: that it actually exists in some solid and fixed way in the first place. More »
  • BuddhaFest: DC's First Buddhist Film Festival Paid Member

    Tickets are now on sale for BuddhaFest 2010 (June 17-20), a weekend of Buddhist films, talks and meditation sessions in Washington, DC. Highlights include the world premiere of Colors of Compassion: The Teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh followed by a Q&A with the film's director Eloise DeLeon and a discussion led by Ruymon Sensei. Other speakers include Lama Surya Das, Sharon Salzberg, Tara Brach, and Lama Tsony. This looks like it's going to be fun. Hope you can attend! More »
  • The New Tricycle Gallery Paid Member

    We are very proud to announce the launch of the Tricycle Gallery. These beautiful world class works of Himalayan Art from the Rubin Museum of Art are available to download and print for personal use on a shrine or wall, as desktop wallpaper on a computer or mobile device, and can be sent through email as gifts for friends. This gallery will surely grow as we collaborate with more museums, institutions, and collectors. More »