Buddhist Teachings

  • Communicating with Harmony: Week 4 of Vishvapani's Retreat on Right Speech Paid Member

    Today begins the fourth and final installment of Vishvapani Blomfield's retreat on Right Speech. In "Communicating with Harmony," Vishvapani reflects on the importance of practicing speech that is conducive to harmony, and refraining from malicious, slanderous speech. With the election season upon us and the heated political discussion that that entails, bringing awareness to our communication takes on an even greater importance. Using our motivation as a touchstone, we should examine it repeatedly in order to communicate truthfully without engaging in unnecessarily divisive speech. If you are a Tricycle Supporting or Sustaining Member, you can now watch this week's retreat here. If not, join or upgrade your membership here. Here's a preview: More »
  • Working with Mindfulness Paid Member

    Mirabai Bush is the co-founder of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, an organization devoted to bringing contemplative practice into mainstream institutional life. Though its current focus is on higher education, Bush herself is known for her work at such corporate behemoths as Google, Monsanto, and Hearst Publications, where she has taught mindfulness training. Her most current work in the corporate landscape has been at Google alongside Chade-Meng Tan, a Google engineer, and Daniel Goleman, author of the book Emotional Intelligence, in developing an emotional intelligence, mindfulness-based course called Search Inside Yourself. More »
  • Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche Teaches in NYC Next Week Paid Member

    Join Buddhist teacher, artist, and author Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche at the META Center in New York City next week for "Uncommon Kindness," a three-part series of meditations to awaken the heart. Running the evenings of Wednesday through Friday (10/10-10/12), the teachings will show us how to overcome our limited focus of self-concern, giving us the tools to forge lives filled with empathy and kindness. Until then, have a read of Pema Chödrön's latest Tricycle article “The Fundamental Ambiguity of Being Human.” Pema is a current student of Rinpoche's. Get the details and purchase tickets here. More »
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    Trust in the Heart Paid Member

    Attention, New Yorkers! This Sunday, Dr. Reginald "Reggie" Ray, co-founder of the Dharma Ocean Foundation and senior teacher (Acharya) in the Shambhala tradition, will be giving teachings and leading a meditation on bodhicitta at Insight Meditation Center in New York City. Reggie will speak about the centrality of bodhicitta to the Mahayana and Vajrayana paths. For details, check out the flyer below. See you there!   More »
  • Remembering September 11 Paid Member

    Eleven years ago the United States was shook to its core by a terrorist attack of unprecedented scale. At the time, in response to the tragic events, Tricycle released in its next issue a special section—"September 11, Practices and Perspectives"—that shared Buddhist teachings on how to face the nation's acute suffering with patience and compassion. You can read "September 11, Practices and Perspectives," here. More »
  • Help Buddhist Global Relief Win Millions to Combat World Hunger Paid Member

    Our friends over at Buddhist Global Relief, an all-volunteer organization started by students of Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi that is dedicated to combating chronic hunger and malnutrition, have a lot coming up in the next couple of months. (You can learn more about Buddhist Global Relief by visiting their website here or reading about them in Tricycle here.) Primarily, it's time to sign up for one of Buddhist Global Relief's Walks of Compassion, which raise money for programs that aim to alleviate hunger in the modern world. Here's the schedule: More »