Mindfulness

  • Real wisdom isn't found in universities Paid Member

    In his Week 4 teaching, "Active Engagement," from his Tricycle Retreat "The Challenge of Change: Living Skillfully in an Uncertain World," Larry Rosenberg tells us real wisdom isn't learned in school. He says: More »
  • Real Wisdom vs. Wise Words Paid Member

    In Week 4 of his Tricycle Retreat, "The Challenge of Change: Living Skillfully in an Uncertain World," Larry Rosenberg discusses the Buddha's exchange with his son, Rahula. The exchange concerns skillful speech: Will what I say be beneficial to the person I'm speaking to? And if it turns out that it isn't, it's also ok to feel remorse: More »
  • Week 4 of Larry Rosenberg's Tricycle Retreat, The Challenge of Change Paid Member

    It's the fourth and final week of Larry Rosenberg's Tricycle Retreat, The Challenge of Change: Living Skillfully in an Uncertain World." Watch a clip here: http://vimeo.com/15844053 You can watch the entire teaching here—but you have to be a Tricycle Community Sustaining Member. More »
  • Don't ponder others Paid Member

    Every Friday, Acharya Judy Lief, a senior teacher in the Shambhala tradition of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, comments on one of Atisha’s 59 mind-training (Tib. lojong) slogans, which serve as the basis for a complete practice. Atisha (980-1052 CE) was an Indian adept who brought to Tibet a systematized approach to bodhicitta (the desire to awaken for the sake of all sentient beings) and loving-kindness, through working with these slogans. Judy edited Chogyam Trungpa’s Training the Mind (Shambhala, 1993), which contains Trungpa Rinpoche’s commentaries on the lojong teachings. Each entry includes a practice. See the previous slogans and commentaries here. 26. Don’t ponder others. From Acharya Lief's commentary on this slogan, More »
  • Mark Epstein, Sharon Salzberg, and Robert Thurman at Tibet House Paid Member

    In New York City on November 5th at Tibet House, Buddhist psychiatrist Mark Epstein, Vipassana teacher Sharon Salzberg, and Tibetan scholar Robert Thurman will come together for a discussion called "The Healing Power of Awareness." You can read about it (and buy tickets for $25) here. From Tibethouse.us: More »
  • 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 »