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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 »
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    Buddhism Not as Nice as It Seems? Paid Member

    Interesting review of Wild Geese: Buddhism in Canada by Douglas Todd in today's Vancouver Sun. More »
  • 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 »