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  • Heartfelt responses to Norman Fischer's "Into Emptiness" Paid Member

    Today's Daily Dharma was a quote from Norman Fischer's "Into Emptiness," a moving personal essay about the death of his mother. Gradually, over the course of days and nights, she began to give up everything. First her body became more relaxed, as though it wasn’t hers anymore. Then she stopped having any sense of whether she liked or didn’t like anything. Then she couldn’t tell who anyone was or recognize anything in the room. All of the worries and cares of her life began to mingle in her delirium: her clothes, things she had to do at home or for my father, things at the office where she had worked. One by one she put them down, too. Finally there was only a dim awareness that grew finer and finer as her breath seemed to go more and more deep—more and more inward.... More »
  • Free 20th Anniversary E-book for Tricycle Supporting & Sustaining Members! Paid Member

    Join us in celebrating two decades of Tricycle! With the fall issue, we commemorate our 20th year.Tricycle Community Supporting and Sustaining Members will receive 20 Years, 20 Teachings, a free e-book that includes some of the best teachings, interviews, and reflections by Tricycle’s top teachers and writers: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama; Pema Chödrön; Jon Kabat-Zinn, Stephen Batchelor; Lama Surya Das; Joseph Goldstein; Tenzin Palmo; Thanissaro Bhikkhu; Sharon Salzberg; Norman Fischer; Joan Halifax; and many others.Here’s how:Join the Tricycle Community at the Supporting or Sustaining Member level. If you are already a Tricycle Community Supporting or Sustaining Member, you are pre-qualified for this special offer. Download your free e-book and start reading immediately. More »
  • Tell us your story. Paid Member

    In the Summer 2011 "Letter from the Editor," Tricycle's Editor and Publisher James Shaheen wrote: More »
  • Q&A with "The Reformed Buddhist" blogger Kyle Lovett Paid Member

    Kyle Lovett, the Zen practitioner behind the blog “The Reformed Buddhist,” has for the past five years pissed off and freaked out the Buddhist blogosphere with posts that range from the off-color to the obscene. (One of his most popular posts, “And Not A Single F*ck Was Given That Day,” is a good example.) As a Buddhist-blog enthusiast and intern at Tricycle, I am an avid reader of “The Reformed Buddhist,” and as controversial as Kyle may be, he always seems to know how to get a discussion started. More »
  • BuddhaFest Teaching: Sharon Salzberg on Real Happiness (VIDEO) Paid Member

    This dharma talk by Sharon Salzberg is from the 2011 Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival. Learn about this year's festival, which starts on May 29, here. Sharon Salzberg has been an intensive meditator since 1971. A cofounder of Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, Sharon is also the author of such modern classics of Buddhist literature as Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, The Kindness Handbook, and her latest, Real Happiness, which earned a spot on the New York Times Bestsellers List. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (lovingkindness) are the foundations of her work. More »
  • BuddhaFest: Watch Crazy Wisdom today! Paid Member

    The Tricycle BuddhaFest Online Film Festival is entering its final week today, and we're very excited to start showing Crazy Wisdom, a documentary about the life and times of the influential and controversial Tibetan teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.Trungpa is a major figure in the history of Buddhism in the West. He fled Tibet after the Chinese invasion, studied at Oxford, and shattered many notions of how an enlightened teacher should act. He openly drank alcohol, renounced his monastic vows, and had sexual relationships with some of his female students. And yet, despite all of this, the brilliance of his teachings is hard to miss and he inspired many great students.Watch an interview with filmmaker Johanna Demetrakas about Crazy Wisdom here. More »