Buddhist Teachings

  • Occupy the Moment: A 99¢ Book for the 99% Paid Member

    Rick Heller, editor of the online magazine The New Humanism, self-identified secular Buddhist, and Occupy Boston activist, recently released the eBook, Occupy the Moment: A Mindful Path to a New Economy. It combines Buddhist teachings with neuroscience to frame a discussion of mindful activism and the Occupy movement. Heller specifically focuses on the three poisons—greed, hatred, and delusion—and how an understanding of all of them, and in particular, greed, can shape how we go about changing society for the better. From Occupy the Moment's introduction: More »
  • Being Brave, Transforming Our World: Exclusive Tricycle DVD Video Excerpt Paid Member

    Enjoy this excerpt, with Acharya Adam Lobel, from our exclusive Tricycle DVD set. In this video, Adam Lobel speaks about the bravery needed to not only face suffering openly but also to truly celebrate our fleeting human lives. The four-DVD set includes over eight hours worth of talks and guided meditations. The exclusive Tricycle Member price is only $35 with free shipping in the US and Canada. Buy the DVD here, available until January 2nd. More »
  • Beyond Words, Beyond Expression: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche from the Tricycle DVD Paid Member

    "When we are using this term 'basic goodness,' we are talking about our inherent completeness." —Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche This quote is from our exclusive Tricycle DVD. It was taken from one of the Sakyong's talks called "A Culture of Basic Goodness," in which he speaks about the incredible power of acknowledging humanity's basic goodness, an experience that is "beyond words and beyond expression": More »
  • Guest Post: Dying With Confidence Paid Member

    Today's guest post on the four essential steps to dying with confidence comes from Chris Lemig, a student of Anyen Rinpoche's. A while back my teacher, Anyen Rinpoche, came down to Colorado Springs to give a talk on his latest book, Dying With Confidence. I'm not going to lie, I was really excited and even a little bit proud to be even a small help in organizing that event. But then, as he began his talk to about fifteen attendees, I dropped my ego clinging like a hot potato. This was serious stuff. More »
  • Jataka Tales: The Birth Story of the Great Monkey (Mahavanarajatakam) Paid Member

    This story is from the Jataka tales, stories of the Buddha's past lives. Though not from the Pali Canon, The Birth Story of the Great Monkey was written in Sanskrit by the poet Aryashura. It's taken from the Garland of the Buddha's Past Lives (Jatakamala), a collection of 34 stories. Enjoy!   More »
  • Guest Post: Judging the Universe Paid Member

    Today we have a guest post from Leonard Scheff, co-author with Susan Edmiston of the book The Cow in the Parking Lot: A Zen Approach to Overcoming Anger. Read about his views on dealing with anger and then let us know: What do you think of the assertion that "being angry at an event is judging the universe to be unacceptable"? The Dalai Lama said that overcoming anger is the front gate to enlightenment. Generally we become angry because something that happened or didn’t happen wasn’t the way we wanted. However to deal with anger on a more basic level, it is necessary to look at its effect in a broader context.  The Buddha said: More »