Buddhist Teachings

  • Bonnie Myotai Treace, Sensei to teach at NYC's Japan Society Paid Member

      Bonnie Myotai Treace, Sensei, is coming to teach at NYC's Japan Society! In March and April, she will be leading a six-week workshop called "Exquisite Way: Japanese Aesthetic Principles and Zen Practice." The workshop will cover zazen instructions for any Zewbies (that's Zen newbies), and will then discuss the following: More »
  • Starting Points Paid Member

    This essay, "Starting Points," by Tricycle's Features Editor Andrew Cooper, first appeared in Turning Wheel in 1993. Cooper uses the two-year anniversary of the beating of Rodney King as his own starting point to explore the birthplaces of racism and how to approach the predominant whiteness of American Buddhist communities. "Starting Points" reminds us of the first question that we must ask ourselves in the process of making our sanghas more inclusive: Where do we start? Though the essay is almost two decades old, it's a question that in many ways, we're still asking. More »
  • 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 »