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    A Buddhist Holiday Survival Guide Paid Member

    'Tis the season to be jolly—and to grit your teeth and run through the gauntlet of what is commonly known as the holiday season. Whether it's gift shopping or socializing with your relatives that's got you down, Tricycle's month-long Buddhist Holiday Survival Guide is here to help. Throughout the month, Zen monk Brad Warner will be answering all of your practice questions, and midway through December, Zen teacher Ezra Bayda will be leading a discussion on dealing with those difficult relationship situations—in-laws, new partners, old family resentments—that tend to crop up over the holidays. More »
  • The Huffington Post Addresses "Conflicts About Race Among Meditators" Paid Member

    In a Huffington Post article published yesterday, religion reporter Jaweed Kaleem offers an insightful look into POC sitting groups in the American dharma scene. The article, "Buddhist 'People Of Color Sanghas,' Diversity Efforts Address Conflicts About Race Among Meditators," examines the need for minority sanghas alongside the seemingly "un-Buddhist" intention to form exclusive communities and courses for people of color. Kaleem writes, More »
  • Getting to Know the Tricycle Sangha Paid Member

    A lot has been written in Tricycle over the years about the importance of sangha. Here on tricycle.com, we've endeavored to provide our members with not only a wealth of information about Buddhist practice and teachings but also with a sense of community. To that end, we also host a Tricycle community page, which you can visit at community.tricycle.com. More »
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    Saying Goodbye to Our Meditation Doctor Paid Member

    Andy Puddicombe is a registered clinical mindfulness consultant and a former Buddhist monk. He is the author of Get Some Headspace and the founder of Headspace, a project that aims to make meditation accessible and easy-to-learn. Over the past 24 weeks, Andy has primed us for a life of mindfulness and kindly fielded all our meditation questions as Tricycle's resident meditation doctor. This week marks the last of Andy's "Introduction to Mindfulness," and your last chance to ask him all your burning meditation questions. As a farewell, we've collated some of his most popular posts from weeks past below. You can read Andy's latest post about dealing with our neuroses and ask him your questions here. More »
  • Community News: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Annual Memorial Interfaith Gathering in NYC Paid Member

    For those living in or near New York City, there will be a Hiroshima and Nagasaki Annual Memorial Interfaith Gathering this Sunday to commemorate the tragic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is being held in collaboration with Voices from Japan: Despair and Hope from Disaster (more info below). WHERE: Cathedral of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, New York City  WHEN: Sunday, August 5th, 2012. All are welcome; a contribution of $10.00 is suggested. SCHEDULE: 4:00 Cathedral Evensong Service 5:00 Visit the Exhibitions Photography from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1945 (supported by the Nagasaki Prefecture Government). More »
  • Pema Chödrön Birthday Retreat a Success Paid Member

    You might have noticed in Buddha Buzz a couple of weeks ago an announcement about Pema Chödrön's 76th birthday. In celebration, Pema Chödrön and her foundation put together a virtual "Practicing Peace" retreat. And it was a great success! Tim Olmsted, the president of the Pema Chödrön Foundation, is happy to share the following news: More »