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  • Announcing the BuddhaFest Short Films Showcase Paid Member

    What does it mean to be "Awake in the World"? Tricycle and BuddhaFest are partnering to present a showcase of short films. Send in your video interpretation of 5 minutes or less on what it means to be awake in the world. Top prize is $1,000. Be creative. Be unique. Use your imagination as well as your heart. Winners will be featured at the BuddhaFest Film Festival in Washington, DC on June 14-17, as well as online here at tricycle.com.Details here. More »
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    Transforming Minds: Buddhism in Art Paid Member

    Starting today, Asia Society Hong Kong Center's inaugural exhibition celebrates the beauty and diversity of Buddhism. The exhibition showcases important art pieces from Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection as well as contemporary creations by Asian artists. Related cultural events include a public forum, lecture series, and Hong Kong's first International Buddhist Film Festival. The exhibition runs from Feb 10 to May 20, 2012.Read more at The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation site. More »
  • Bonnie Myotai Treace, Sensei to teach at NYC's Japan Society Paid Member

      Bonnie Myotai Treace, Sensei, is coming to teach at NYC's Japan Society! In March and April, she will be leading a six-week workshop called "Exquisite Way: Japanese Aesthetic Principles and Zen Practice." The workshop will cover zazen instructions for any Zewbies (that's Zen newbies), and will then discuss the following: More »
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    Video: Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi supports Occupy Wall Street Paid Member

    Occupy Faith NYC is a coalition of over 100 religious leaders from around New York that support the Occupy Wall Street movement. Last night they held a press conference at Judson Memorial Church near Washington Square to announce that five churches will open their doors for dislocated occupiers following the police raid at Zuccotti Park.Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, a Theravada Buddhist monk and member of Occupy Faith, delivered an eloquent endorsement of the Occupy movement. Here's a short clip of his speech, in which he compares our current global situation to a man driving a car towards a cliff.For more read Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi's "The Need of the Hour" from the Fall 2011 issue of Tricycle. More »
  • Mindfulness Exercise: Gratitude at the End of the Day Paid Member

    We are currently reading Jan Chozen Bays's How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness at the Tricycle Book Club. Each week in November, Bays will present us with a new mindfulness exercise that relates to the theme of gratitude. The first exercise is posted below. Give it a try and then join us at the discussion to tell us how it goes. Pick up a copy of the book here. Mindfulness Exercise # 1: Gratitude at the End of the DayThe ExerciseAt the end of the day, write a list of at least five things that happened during the day that you are grateful for.  At the end of the week, read it out loud to a friend, partner or mindfulness companion.Reminding yourself More »
  • The Timeless Mama Sutra: Lama Surya Das at the Tricycle Book Club Paid Member

    We're reading Buddha Standard Time by Lama Surya Das at the Tricycle Book Club. Get the book, join the discussion, and ask the lama a question about time. Here's a recent exchange between a community member and Lama Surya Das: More »