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  • Rebel Buddha—Teacher as CEO Paid Member

    During the month of November, the Tricycle Book Club is discussing Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche's Rebel Buddha! Look for daily excerpts from the book on the Tricycle Blog to inspire the conversation, which is happening here. From Rebel Buddha: More »
  • Buddhist History for Buddhist Practitioners: An Interview with Robert Sharf Paid Member

    At the Tricycle Community we're beginning part 4 of our "Buddhist History for Buddhist Practitioners" series. This time we're discussing an interview with Berkeley's Robert Sharf about his critique of what scholars call Buddhist modernism.Here's a small sampling of the interview: More »
  • Rebel Buddha—Applying for a grant of compassion Paid Member

    During the month of November, the Tricycle Book Club is discussing Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche's Rebel Buddha! Look for daily excerpts from the book on the Tricycle Blog to inspire the conversation, which is happening here. From Rebel Buddha: More »
  • Rebel Buddha—Making Meaningful Connections Paid Member

    During the month of November, the Tricycle Book Club is discussing Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche's Rebel Buddha! Look for daily excerpts from the book on the Tricycle Blog to inspire the conversation, which is happening here. From Rebel Buddha:"We're often quick to label people as being either spiritual or worldly types. People on the street are as likely to do this as meditators in shrine rooms; moreover, culturally traditional presentations of the dharma can serve to support this sense of contrast. However, such sharp distinctions actually close the window of opportunity to communicate with others. The moment we label someone as worldly and they, in turn, label us as spiritual, our communication stops right there, along with any possibility of developing a deeper relationship. More »
  • Rebel Buddha—Getting together with your mind Paid Member

    During the month of November, the Tricycle Book Club is discussing Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche's Rebel Buddha! Look for daily excerpts from the book on the Tricycle Blog to inspire the conversation, which is happening here. From Rebel Buddha:"Whatever method you use, meditation is simply getting to know your mind. It's not about meditating "on" something or getting into a zone where you're blissfully removed from your mind's contents. Instead, the actual meaning of meditation is more like getting used to being with your own mind. Earlier, we talked about not knowing our mind—mind as the stranger in your neighborhood. Now we can look at how we can change this relationship. More »
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    Dr. Reginald A. Ray's Tricycle retreat begins today! Paid Member

    Dr. Reginald "Reggie" A. Ray's, Tricycle online retreat has begun and his first talk is available and open to all. Watch it here! With instructions derived from and inspired by the Tibetan Vajrayana tradition, particularly the practices of ascetic yogis who spent much of their lives in solitary retreat in caves and hermitages of Tibet, the retreat will include more guided meditation and direct practice instruction than our previous retreats. It is Reggie and Tricycle's hope that participants will both practice along with the video teachings as well as incorporate the instructions into their personal practice throughout each week, so as to be ready for each new instruction, which will build upon one another throughout the month.  More »