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  • 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 »
  • At the Tricycle Book Club: Minding Closely with B. Alan Wallace Paid Member

    During the month of September, in partnership with Snow Lion Publications, all Tricycle Community Members can get B. Alan Wallace's new book, Minding Closely, at a 20% discount with free shipping in the US*, plus free e-book for instant download. Get the book now.From the preface of Minding Closely: More »
  • The Inseparability of Life: the 12 Steps and environmental action Paid Member

    Since Clark Strand's "Green Bodhisattva" column has moved online, his 12-step approach to environmental sanity has sparked a lively, wide-ranging conversation. On "Restored to Sanity," Community Member Alan Shusterman writes: Sad to say, I'm one of those academic classifiers you refer to, but I think I can still understand and sympathize with your views of the inseparability of life. So let me ask instead how the inseparability of life guides your views on environmental action? In Clark's typical fashion, he responded at length, breaking down how the 12 Steps are action-oriented. Part of his response: More »
  • How Do You Cultivate Compassion in Your Community? Paid Member

    This month, Tricycle is partnering with the Compassionate Action Network to support Karen Armstrong's Charter for Compassion and Compassionate Cities Project. Join us today at any member level and you'll have the opportunity to sign the Charter, make a $5 donation to the Compassionate Action Network, and to download a free chapter of Karen Armstrong's new book, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life.We're discussing the Compassionate Cities Project at the Tricycle Community, asking the question: How can compassion help meet the needs in your community? One community member shares how her family is making their neighborhood more compassionate: More »
  • Mahaparinibbana Sutta: Four Places of Pilgrimage Paid Member

    "There are four places, Ananda, that a pious person should visit and look upon with feelings of reverence. What are the four?"'Here the Tathagata was born!' [Lumbini] This, Ananda, is a place that a pious person should visit and look upon with feelings of reverence."'Here the Tathagata became fully enlightened in unsurpassed, supreme Enlightenment!' [Bodhgaya] This, Ananda, is a place that a pious person should visit and look upon with feelings of reverence."'Here the Tathagata set rolling the unexcelled Wheel of the Dhamma!' [Sarnath] This, Ananda, is a place that a pious person should visit and look upon with feelings of reverence. More »
  • Alan Wallace at the Tricycle Book Club Paid Member

    We're reading Minding Closely, a new book by Alan Wallace, at the Tricycle Book Club. In partnership with Snow Lion Publications, all Tricycle Community Members can get Minding Closely at a 20% discount with free shipping in the US*, plus free e-book for instant download. Get the book now.Do you have any problem points in your mindfulness practice? The discussion is a great place to post questions to Allan Wallace, so that he can help clarify and expand on his teachings from the book. One Community Member asks: More »