Theravada

  • Coming January 3rd: The Ten Perfections retreat with Thanissaro Bhikkhu Paid Member

    Thai forest monk Thanissaro Bhikkhu, also called Than Geoff, is well known in the Buddhist community for his translations of texts from the Pali Canon. (His prolificacy is nearly proverbial among book-writing Buddhists!) You can find his canonical translations on Access to Insight, and you can listen to a large number of his dhamma talks and writings on Dhammatalks.org. 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 »
  • Skill in Questions by Thanissaro Bhikkhu Paid Member

    Thanissaro Bhikkhu, the maddeningly prolific (at least to other dharma writers, that is) monk from the Thai forest tradition pictured at right, has a new book out: Skill in Questions. It's available as a free PDF (3 PDfs, actually) downloadable from dhammatalks.org. The book begins: When we read the account of the Buddha’s last night, it’s easy to sense the importance of his final teaching before entering total nibbana: “Now, then, monks, I exhort you: All fabrications are subject to decay. Bring about completion by being heedful.” These words call attention to themselves because they were the last he ever said. 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 »
  • Enlightenment is the Three Poisons Paid Member

    James Shaheen and I got to spend some time with Bernie Glassman this weekend at Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe. He is extremely charismatic, bursting with warm-hearted humor, and fond of jokes. I had recently been glancing through the book The Hazy Moon of Enlightenment and wondered if the sterner "Tetsugen Glassman Sensei" of the 1970s felt like another life to him now. His answer was yes and no, but mostly no. 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 »