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  • 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 »
  • Buddha Buzz: Teacher Thoughts on Occupy Wall Street Paid Member

    As Occupy Wall Street stretches over the one-month mark, Buddhists from around the blogosphere have been sharing their thoughts about it, and in quite a few cases, participating in the "occupation." These Buddhist voices at Occupy protests around the U.S. run the gamut from lay practitioners, to teachers, to entire sanghas: Nathan Thompson over at Dangerous Harvests has been blogging about his experiences with Occupy Minneapolis, and Maia Duerr has blogged about her participation occupying the present at Occupy Santa Fe. More »
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    PHOTOS: BGR's Walk to Feed the Hungry Paid Member

    Buddhist Global Relief hosted its second annual Walk to Feed the Hungry event in New York City last weekend. Bhante Buddharakkhita led a large group of walkers up and down a beautiful stretch of Riverside Park, for a 3.5 mile walk. The afternoon included memorable lines from guest speak Venerable Ji Xing ("Family is an acronym: Father and Mother, I Love You"), a vegetarian lunch, and raffle prizes (I won some tea!). Of course, as the leaders reminded participants at the end of the day, this walk is really just beginning. Here are some pictures from the walk. Says photographer Miana Jun, "I hope these photographs share an ounce of what the beauty of the day was like." More »