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  • The Timeless Mama Sutra: Lama Surya Das at the Tricycle Book Club Paid Member

    We're reading Buddha Standard Time by Lama Surya Das at the Tricycle Book Club. Get the book, join the discussion, and ask the lama a question about time. Here's a recent exchange between a community member and Lama Surya Das: More »
  • Buddha Standard Time: A video interview with Lama Surya Das Paid Member

    During the month of October, all Tricycle Community Members can get Lama Surya Das’s new book, Buddha Standard Time, at a 20% discount with free shipping in the US*, plus free e-book for instant download. Then, discuss the book with Lama Surya Das in the Tricycle Book Club! More »
  • All the time we need: Lama Surya Das at the Tricycle Book Club Paid Member

    My thesis is that it's not time we lack but focus, priorities, and awareness. For we actually have all the time we need; it all depends on how we choose to use or abuse and lose it.For example: What keeps you from choosing more satisfactorily how you spend your own time? Is it really true, as so many people tell me, that others take a lot of time? Rather than you yourself giving it to them—work, boss, family or whomever—and that therefore you have a lot of choice, whether conscious or not, in such matters? More »
  • What is Focusing? An interview with Eugene Gendlin Paid Member

    As you probably know, it's the first week of David Rome's Tricycle Retreat, "Focusing for Meditators: Accessing the Wisdom of the Felt Sense." What you might not know is where in the world this Focusing technique comes from. The current issue of Tricycle sheds some light on this. Linda Heuman's interview with Eugene Gendlin, the founder of Focusing, provides insight into the ideas upon which Focusing is based, the history of how the practice came about, and Gendlin's own thinking about how working with the "felt sense," which is the basis of Focusing, can be extended into various aspects of life. Heuman writes in her introduction to the interview: More »
  • Minding Closely: Observing the body as the body internally Paid Member

    Welcome to your body—it might be a bit different from what you had imagined! This is a powerful refrain throughout the Buddha's teachings on the four close applications of mindfulness to the body, feelings, mental states, and phenomena. In the Satipatthana Sutta, he says: More »
  • Natural Bravery: Week four of Gaylon Ferguson's retreat begins today! Paid Member

    The final week of Gaylon Ferguson's Tricycle Retreat, "Natural Bravery," begins today. Throughout the month of September, we've been learning how to work with fear and fearlessness. Week one explored mindfulness of the body, and working with the fear of being with oneself. During the second week we looked at the fear of change, and we used the breath as a way to become familiar and comfortable with the uncertainty of life. Week three we looked at fear itself, and the meditation was to learn how to touch it and be there with it. This week, in "Entering into Creative Action," we will explore two more fears: the fear of open space and the fear of manifesting or being brave in action. More »