Events

  • Violent Conflict in Bangkok Updates Paid Member

    I was very concerned to see a dear friend of mine post this status update on his facebook page from Bangkok yesterday, listening to the gunfight at the Malaysia Hotel 100 meters away. One guy shot dead according to the word on the street. Explosions and gunfire outside my window all night. The war has spread to my front door. Motorcycle red shirts are amassed right outside my building, checking cars for hostile forces, controlling the supply routes. Now I understand why Iraq is the number one per capita consumer of valium. a friend of his responds, Take care dude. I must say I find the whole situation puzzling. The minority can't seem to accept their guy's not in power. I know it's more complicated than that, but isn't that what it comes down to? my friend replies, More »
  • Tricycle Bicycle: Ride-to-Work Week Paid Member

    It’s National Bike-to-Work Week! Didn’t bike to work this morning? No problem, Bike-to-Work Day is this Friday, May 21, so you’ve still got a few days to get organized. I rode to the Tricycle office this morning, and let me tell you, nothing encourages being in the moment quite like merging into traffic after whizzing off the Williamsburg Bridge. Also, if you’re a Buddhist bicyclist you should check out DharmaWheels—an organization that sponsors an annual Buddhist Bicycle Pilgrimage in Northern California.  This year’s ride, September 25 and 26, starts at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and finishes at Abhayagiri Monastery. It looks awesome! Registration opens August 20. More »
  • Andrew Olendzki at the Tricycle Book Club May starting 17th Paid Member

    Join us this Monday, May 17th, at the Tricycle Community Book Club as we begin discussing Andrew Olendzki’s new book, Unlimiting Mind: The Radically Experimental Psychology of Buddhism. Buddhist psychology can be a heavy subject, but Andrew manages to keep it light without losing any of his subject’s depth. More »
  • BuddhaFest: DC's First Buddhist Film Festival Paid Member

    Tickets are now on sale for BuddhaFest 2010 (June 17-20), a weekend of Buddhist films, talks and meditation sessions in Washington, DC. Highlights include the world premiere of Colors of Compassion: The Teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh followed by a Q&A with the film's director Eloise DeLeon and a discussion led by Ruymon Sensei. Other speakers include Lama Surya Das, Sharon Salzberg, Tara Brach, and Lama Tsony. This looks like it's going to be fun. Hope you can attend! More »
  • Honoring "Silent Mark" Paid Member

    In his recent Tricycle Online Retreat on Green Meditation, Clark Strand told the story of his friend Mark Rogosin.  A one time patent attorney in New York City, Rogosin suffered a mental breakdown and retreated to a simpler life in Woodstock, NY.  Often referred to as "Silent Mark," he was a man of very few words, and whether it was due to his wild scraggly beard or the fact that he once dug a massive perfectly circular hole in the ground for no apparent reason, he was viewed by many as quite the eccentric.  Nevertheless, Mark became famous in Woodstock for inscribing Buddhist characters onto thousands and thousands of stones and promptly gifting them to whoever would accept.  He did this for over twenty-five years until his death this l More »
  • Joan Oliver interviews Bernie Glassman on the Symposium for Socially Engaged Buddhism Paid Member

    From August 9th to 14th, 2010, the Zen Peacemakers will be hosting “The First Symposium for Western Socially Engaged Buddhism”, in Montague, MA.  It will be a gathering of leading Western activist practitioners, sponsors, and academics in this ever-important and growing field. Throughout the coming months, we at Tricycle will be posting a series of video interviews with prominent figures from the world of Socially Engaged Buddhism, beginning with this one with Bernie Glassman, who is a pioneer of the movement, founder of the Zen Peacemaker order, and co-organizer of the symposium. More »