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    The Dalai Lama at Radio City Music Hall Paid Member

    We're going to write a lot more about HH the Dalai Lama's appearance at New York City's Radio City Music Hall this week and weekend, but I wanted to briefly relate what he spoke about and two humorous anecdotes he told today. The theme of his teaching was Nagarjuna's Commentary on Bodhicitta (the awakening mind). Therevadan monks chanting in Pali opened the day, then the Heart Sutra (long version) was chanted. The stage was full of monks, mostly Tibetan, but quite a few Theravadan and Korean Son monks as well. There was a detailed discussion of emptiness, but the Dalai Lama's talk began by looking at the following poem, which precedes Nagarjuna;s commentary. The Dalai Lama discussed this stanza at some length. Devoid of all real entities; Utterly discarding all objects and subjects; Such as aggregates, elements, and sense-fields; Due to sameness of selflessness of all phenomena, More »
  • Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman: A Conversation (Part 1). A Tricycle Web Exclusive Paid Member

    To watch part 2 of this conversation, click here. More »
  • Tricycle's 2011 Pilgrimages to India Paid Member

  • 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 »