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  • Contemplate the Causes and Conditions that Led to Your Birth and Will Lead to Your Death Paid Member

    Sugarcoating it will do you no good: everyone you know someday will die. The best that we can hope for is to be prepared for the moment of death, as thoroughly as we can, whenever it comes. How does one begin to prepare for the end of life? For a Tibetan Buddhist approach to this question, join us at the Tricycle Book Club where we are discussing Anyen Rinpoche's new book Dying with Confidence. The conversation is being facilitated by Allison Graboski, the translator of the book, and Eileen Cahoon, the editor. From Dying with Confidence: More »
  • Contemplate Your Ideal Death Paid Member

    If you had control over death, how would you want to die? Join us at the Tricycle Book Club to discuss Anyen Rinpoche's Dying with Confidence, his recent book that explores death from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective. From Dying with Confidence: Contemplate Your Ideal DeathWhat will your mind be like? What qualities will you have developed? What practice will be most important for you to do or hear at that time? Who do you want to be there to help you stay focused on your practice as you are dying? Join the conversation here. More »
  • Introducing the Tricycle Teachers Fund Paid Member

    The subject of Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Tricycle Retreat is the Ten Perfections, also known as the paramis (Pali) or paramitas (Sanskrit). The Perfections comprise primary Buddhist virtues that are essential on the path to enlightenment. (Read more about the Ten Perfections here.) Dana—generosity—is a cornerstone of the Ten Perfections. This month we are pleased to introduce the Tricycle Teachers Fund to support Buddhist teachers, who offer the teachings freely. The practice of dana by students and laypeople has been vital in supporting Buddhist teachers since the time of the Buddha. More »
  • Dying with Confidence at the Tricycle Book Club Paid Member

    How should we prepare to die? Many of us don’t know where to begin when it comes to death. It scares us. We understand so many things and death remains a great mystery. In some ways, of course, death will always be a mystery—how could anybody ever really know? However, it should also be said that, due to our steadfast refusal to talk about it, death is more mysterious than it has to be. At the Tricycle office we sometimes make jokes about how our readers’ least favorite tweets and blog posts are those that mention death. Why can’t we talk about this? Even though we joke, this is quite serious. Without a deep awareness of death how can one be truly confident about living?   More »
  • A Matter of Scale Paid Member

    The Tricycle Book Club is discussing Lin Jensen's Deep Down Things: The Earth in Celebration and Dismay! Look for daily excerpts from the book on the Tricycle Blog to inspire the conversation, which is happening here. From Deep Down Things: More »
  • We long for simplicity Paid Member

    The Tricycle Book Club is discussing Lin Jensen's Deep Down Things: The Earth in Celebration and Dismay! Look for daily excerpts from the book on the Tricycle Blog to inspire the conversation, which is happening here. From Deep Down Things:"

While life in a modern industrial nation such as ours is increasingly characterized by complexity and multiplicity, we inwardly long for simplicity and singleness. Give me one instead of many. Give me just this moment instead of a host of worrisome hours to fret about. More »