Book Club Discussion

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    Open Heart, Open Mind: Awakening the Power of Essence Love Paid Member

    We're reading Tsoknyi Rinpoche's Open Heart, Open Mind at the Tricycle Book Club. Pick up a copy and join the discussion below. In the following co-author Eric Swanson introduces the book and gives us some ideas to chew on for the discussion. From the moment we wake up in the morning to the moment we fall into exhausted sleep, most of us are confronted with so many challenges: social, psychological, ecological, and economic.  Given the current troubles of the world economy, the harmful effects of global climate change, the occurrence of natural disasters and epidemic illnesses, and the persistence of acts of violence by individuals and groups, the world in which we find ourselves can seem like a ticking time bomb, moments away from exploding. More »
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    Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living Paid Member

    During the month of February we'll be reading Allan Lokos's Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living at the Tricycle Book Club. Pick up a copy at Indiebound, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon and join the discussion below.Listen to an audio interview with Lokos about this book here. More »
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    Tibetan Yogas of Body, Speech and Mind Paid Member

    During the month of January we'll be reading Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche's Tibetan Yogas of Body, Speech and Mind at the Tricycle Book Club. Pick up a copy and join the discussion below.Tricycle Talks: Listen to an audio interview with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.Welcome to the discussion group. I wish you all a Happy New Year. While you are reading my latest book, Tibetan Yogas of Body, Speech, and Mind, I invite you to practice the meditations in the videos that will be posted here in the weeks to come, and to share your experiences, questions, and comments with me and with each other.  More »
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    How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness Paid Member

    During the month of November, we'll be reading Jan Chozen Bays's How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness at the Tricycle Book Club. Pick up a copy and join the discussion below. People often say to me, “I’d love to practice mindfulness, but I’m so busy I can’t seem to find the time.” More »
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    Buddha Standard Time: Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now Paid Member

    Many of us feel that the modern efforts to save time have backfired, bringing onerous new problems of their own. Our technological advances and constant availability have blurred the line between leisure time and work. No sooner do we wrap our minds around a new computer program than it becomes obsolete. We can end up wasting precious minutes stuck on the phone with someone on the other side of the world, trying to figure out how to reset the computer brain in our dryer, or stove, or espresso machine. It takes time to learn how to do online banking, connect with friends on Facebook, master the complexities of smartphones and GPS units, and download a best seller to our e-readers. When Excel crashes and the work is lost after we’ve spent an hour entering data for a deadline, our blood pressure skyrockets. There’s even technology to fix stress created by technology. More »