Tibetan Buddhism

  • "The Discovery of Egolessness" by David Nichtern Paid Member

    Via the Huffington Post, "The entire Buddhist path is based on the discovery of egolessness and the maturing of insightor knowledge that comes from egolessness." --- Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche / Journey Without Goal I have heard many times from students and spiritual practitioners of all kinds, shapes and sizes, that if they could only "get rid of their ego," then they could have some peace and taste enlightenment. There are also many "self-help" teachings and gurus who are promoting techniques to "strengthen" the ego -- to ripen and develop one's sense of power, accomplishment and tangible assets -- make you skinnier, more assertive, richer, happier, etc. etc. etc. But the approaches of getting rid of OR strengthening the ego may both share a similar delusion: that it actually exists in some solid and fixed way in the first place. More »
  • The New Tricycle Gallery Paid Member

    We are very proud to announce the launch of the Tricycle Gallery. These beautiful world class works of Himalayan Art from the Rubin Museum of Art are available to download and print for personal use on a shrine or wall, as desktop wallpaper on a computer or mobile device, and can be sent through email as gifts for friends. This gallery will surely grow as we collaborate with more museums, institutions, and collectors. More »
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    Tibetan Nomad photos by Alison Wright Paid Member

    The New York Times features a photo essay by—and interview with—photographer Alison Wright. Q: Why were you attracted to the Tibetan nomads? More »
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    Slogan 1: "First Train in the Preliminaries." Paid Member

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    Understanding the Four Orders of Tibetan Buddhism Paid Member

    In the latest issue of Snow Lion, Ngawang Zangpo, translator of Jamgon Kongtrul’s The Treasury of Knowledge: Books 2-4: Buddhism’s Journey to Tibet, writes about the Four Orders of Tibetan Buddhism. Everyone knows about the Gelugs, Kagyus, Nyingmas, and Sakyas, but in what ways do they differ and diverge in doctrine? He writes: More »
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    Trinlay Tulku Rinpoche visits Tricycle Paid Member

    We were very fortunate to have Trinlay Tulku Rinpoche visit the Tricycle office today. He's pictured below with his wife Gisele. They were accompanied by frequent Tricycle contributor Pamela Gayle White, who has been hard at working writing and translating in Nepal this past winter. The topic of rebirth and its history throughout Eastern and Western thought was discussed (it seems to be a natural subject of conversation with tulkus,) as was the tragic earthquake in western China and Tibet. Trinlay Tulku was profiled in the pages of Tricycle a few years back in an article called "East Meets West." We were very pleased to have him visit and hope to see him again soon! More »