Environment

  • Sighting the Morning Star Paid Member

    The Tricycle Book Club is discussing Lin Jensen's Deep Down Things: The Earth in Celebration and Dismay! Look for daily excerpts from the book on the Tricycle Blog to inspire the conversation, which is happening here. From Deep Down Things: More »
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    Deep Down Things: A Book Club Discussion with Zen teacher Lin Jensen Paid Member

    The discussion has started at the Tricycle Book Club! Our discussion centers around Lin Jensen's Deep Down Things, a new book from Wisdom Publications. Lin writes in the Introduction: This book was written in an effort to better understand the relationship between society and environment, between the people and the land. A wealth of detail regarding specific interactions within an ecosystem is already being compiled through the systematic methods of inquiry utilized by the science of ecology. We humans are involved in that interaction, and what I’m after in this book is not so much the data but the condition of mind essential to a genuine human interaction with the earth. What has been lost to us that we no longer know how to speak the language earth speaks? What have we forgotten to think of say or do that, could we but remember, would restore our acquaintance once more? More »
  • In Care of Earthly Hands Paid Member

    During the month of December, the Tricycle Book Club is discussing Lin Jensen's Deep Down Things: The Earth in Celebration and Dismay! Look for daily excerpts from the book on the Tricycle Blog to inspire the conversation, which is happening here. From Deep Down Things: More »
  • The Meat Question Paid Member

    Note: This post was originally published on July 19, 2010 More »
  • W.S. Merwin and the nameless Paid Member

    The November/December 2010 issue of The American Poetry Review came in the mail today. It features fourteen new poems by W.S. Merwin. Here's one:Looking Up in the Garden‪These trees have no names‬whatever we call themwhere will the meanings bewhen the words are forgottenwill I see againwhere are youwill you be sittingin Fran's living roomwill the dream come backwill I know where I amwill there be birds More »
  • Larry Rosenberg's Tricycle Retreat: Discouraged People Paid Member

    A participant in Larry Rosenberg's Tricycle Retreat comments: You make so many things that we hear about move from the abstract to "real" in the sense that now I can truly understand and can use that wisdom in my life. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could really talk to the discouraged people, not just in the oil spill area but all over this country where negative change is endemic. Now what I imagine you saying is, can't you talk to the discouraged people you meet this way?  Yes, I could. And Larry replies: Yes, oil spill is one example of a general challenge. Start by being fully aware of what the painful event brings up; not for, not against; clear sustained attention. Of course this will probably be a series of challenges over time. More »