Environment

  • Week 3 of Larry Rosenberg's Tricycle Retreat Paid Member

    We're entering the third week of Larry Rosenberg's Tricycle Retreat, "The Challenge of Change." This week's teaching is "The Buddha and the Shrimper (Part 2)." You need to be a Tricycle Community Sustaining Member to watch the full video, but you can watch the video here: http://vimeo.com/15841420 The best part of any Tricycle Retreat is the discussion with the teacher. Join the discussion with Larry Rosenberg by becoming a Tricycle Community Sustaining Member today! You'll enjoy access to this Tricycle Retreat—and all the Tricycle Retreats! More »
  • Week 2 of Larry Rosenberg's Tricycle Retreat, "The Challenge of Change" Paid Member

    Week 2 of Larry Rosenberg's Tricycle Retreat is here. This week, Larry describes an imaginary meeting between the Buddha and a Gulf Coast shrimper who has lost his livelihood to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. You can watch the first few minutes here: http://vimeo.com/15778861 To see the rest of this video, become a Tricycle Sustaining Member today! You'll have access to this Tricycle Retreat—and all the Tricycle Retreats! Join the discussion with Larry Rosenberg today. More »
  • A Wild Love for the World: Joanna Macy on Being Paid Member

    Joanna Macy is interviewed by Krista Tippett this week on Being (formerly Speaking of Faith). Macy is a Buddhist scholar, philosopher of ecology, and a translator of Rilke. During the interview they use Rilke’s poetry to frame the conversation about Macy’s work and world paradigm. Listen to “A Wild Love for the World.” Here is the Rilke poem that Macy credits with eliminating the "constrictions that my culture had made around the sacred": I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may not complete this last one but I give myself to it. I have been circling around God, around the primordial tower. I've been circling for thousands of years and I still don't know: am I a falcon, More »
  • Buddhism and Ecology Paid Member

    Tricycle contributing editor Martine Batchelor, and Kerry Brown, via The Times of India, Dharma, for Buddhists, is the sacred law, morality and the teachings of the Buddha. It is also all things in nature. Cats, dogs, penguins, trees, humans, mosquitoes, sunlight, leaf dew are all dharmas. So at its very essence, Buddhism  can be described as an ecological religion or a religious ecology. More »
  • Green China? It's complicated... Paid Member

    "China provides a free environment for architects. We're not impeded by the complicated regional planning and bureaucratic red tape. Most importantly, China has great craftsmen who can help me visualize my architectural concepts." That's how American architect David Greenberg sees it, whose work for the past 12 years in China has been heavily influenced by his Zen practice. Greenberg was introduced to Zen in Hawaii by a Chinese master, who also suggested he learn the Tao. A recent work of Greenberg's is a treehouse "eco resort," overlooking the South China Sea, at the Nanshan Buddhist Culture Zone, Sanya, Hainan province. Greenberg is no fan of the Western-style buildings springing up across Chinese cities like mushrooms. As he tells xinhuanet.com: More »