Tibetan Buddhism

  • A Mandala to puzzle over Paid Member

    Next time you find yourself trapped indoors on a rainy afternoon, here's an idea for an activity that will keep you occupied: piece together Pomegranate's Tibetan Mandala puzzle. With over 1,000 randomly shaped pieces, the 20" by 27" puzzle is sure to focus your attention. For all you puzzle enthusiasts, you can purchase the Tibetan Mandala puzzle here on Amazon.com. We wish you the best of luck—be sure to send us photos of your progress and any helpful building advice. We're thinking about getting one for the Tricycle office! To learn more about mandalas, check out Himalayan Art Resources' "What Are Mandalas?" page. More »
  • What can this mean? Paid Member

    Trike designer Frank Olinsky asks: Secret vajrayana teaching? More »
  • All You Have to Know Paid Member

    Lord Buddha says that all you have to know is what you are, how you exist. You don't have to believe anything. Just understand your mind; how it works, how attachment and desire arise, how ignorance arises, and where emotions come from. It is sufficient to know the nature of all that; that alone can bring you happiness and peace. Thus, your life can change completely; everything turns upside down. What you once interpreted as horrible can become beautiful. Lama Yeshe, "Your Mind is Your Religion" Click here to read the complete article. More »
  • Buddhism, Money, and the Recession: Where to Invest? Paid Member

    I recently came across an interview on the BBC website in which  Tibetan-Buddhist nun Lama Zangmo, living in London, speaks about the virtues of having no material possessions: More »
  • Learning to Accept Not-Knowing Paid Member

  • The Joy and Pain of Close Relationships Paid Member

    Today’s Daily Dharma, You do not learn non-attachment by disengaging and avoiding the intensity of relationships, their joy and their pain. It is easy to disguise as non-attachment what is not non-attachment at all, but your fear of attachment. When you really care about someone and you are willing to commit to that friendship, then you have fertile ground to learn about both attachment and non-attachment. That is what makes the marriage relationship so rich. -Judy Lief, "Tying the Knot" (Spring 1998) Read Judy Lief's commentary on labels and reactions from her ongoing teachings on Atisha's Lojong (mind-training) slogans here. More »