Mindfulness

  • Larry Rosenberg: Practice! Practice! Practice! Paid Member

    A retreat participant in Larry Rosenberg's "The Challenge of Change" retreat has a comment and question about helping others. The commenter concludes: One of the first things I read about Buddhism, and that appealed to me greatly, was the prohibition on proselytizing. But I also understand that a natural expression of compassion is to want to ease others' suffering, when possible. Any advice about how to walk this tight-rope? Larry responds: Yes, simple: Learn to be light unto yourself! You can't give people something that you don't have. Of course some words of encouragement, verbal dharma, can be of help by putting the current pain in a wider context. Practice! Practice! Practice! Practice! Practice! Practice! And have a good weekend. More »
  • Craziness is not an obstacle to your practice—it IS your practice Paid Member

    Larry Rosenberg, who is leading the Tricycle Retreat for the month of October, had a bout of illness earlier in the month and missed much of the Week 1 discussion when it first happened, but he's better now and he's answering questions with a vengeance! We're so glad Larry's feeling better and we're especially pleased with the great discussion going on right now relating to his third dharma talk of the retreat, "The Buddha and the Shrimper, Part 2." This direct interaction with the teacher is, we think, part of what makes Tricycle Retreats so special. In the Week 1 discussion, a retreatant described how practice could be a refuge from "the turmoil and craziness of my life." Larry responds: More »
  • Week 3 of Larry Rosenberg's Tricycle Retreat Paid Member

    We're entering the third week of Larry Rosenberg's Tricycle Retreat, "The Challenge of Change." This week's teaching is "The Buddha and the Shrimper (Part 2)." You need to be a Tricycle Community Sustaining Member to watch the full video, but you can watch the video here: http://vimeo.com/15841420 The best part of any Tricycle Retreat is the discussion with the teacher. Join the discussion with Larry Rosenberg by becoming a Tricycle Community Sustaining Member today! You'll enjoy access to this Tricycle Retreat—and all the Tricycle Retreats! More »
  • Ask Sharon Salzberg about meditation Paid Member

    Interested in meditation? Tricycle.com/meditate is a great place to go to find out more. Learn to work with aversion, with metta (lovingkindness), and practice with the breath, the body, emotions, and thoughts. This page is part of Tricycle's 28-day meditation challenge, Commit to Sit: Go on retreat without leaving home! Best of all, on Thursday, October 21st, from 4 to 5 PM Eastern, renowned Vipassana teacher Sharon Salzberg will be answering your questions, live on Twitter! Looking for tips? Confused about the jhanas? All mixed up about samadhi? Or just having trouble counting the breaths? Sharon knows all (or very close.) You can find her here: @sharonsalzberg More »
  • Michael Imperioli's Exploration of the Hungry Ghost Realm Paid Member

    The Hungry Ghosts, the directorial debut from veteran actor and writer Michael Imperioli, opened last Friday here in New York.  Best known for his role as Christopher Moltisanti on HBO's mafia drama the Sopranos and now on the cast of ABC's Detroit 187, Imperioli is a student of the highly regarded Nyingma lama Namkha Rinpoche, and as he discussed in his Winter '09 Tricycle interview, he finds that his mindfulness practice and work as an actor employ many similar skills and disciplines.  With a title like The Hungry Ghosts (a reference to one of the six realms within Tibetan cosmology), it seems More »