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    Video: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche on "The Three Pills" Paid Member

    During the month of January we'll be reading Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche's Tibetan Yogas of Body, Speech and Mind at the Tricycle Book Club. Pick up a copy and join the discussion. More »
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    Announcing the Tricycle Film Club Paid Member

    Image: Mel Weitsman, founder and abbot of Berkeley Zen Center, talks about establishing the center with his teacher Shunryu Suzuki RoshiToday marks the launch of the the Tricycle Film Club! Each month, Tricycle Supporting and Sustaining Members will be treated to a select feature-length film, presented in partnership with Alive Mind Cinema and BuddhaFest 2012. The first film, showing today through January 15, is Ed Herzog's Old Plum Mountain: The Berkeley Zen Center—Life Inside the Gate. More »
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    At the Tricycle Book Club: Tibetan Yogas of Body, Speech and Mind Paid Member

    During the month of January we'll be reading Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche's Tibetan Yogas of Body, Speech and Mind at the Tricycle Book Club. Pick up a copy and join the discussion. Here are some excerpts from the book's introduction. More »
  • Video: Unlearning Meditation Paid Member

    We're currently reading Jason Siff's Unlearning Meditation: What to Do When the Instructions Get In the Way at the Tricycle Book Club. For the next four weeks, Siff will be providing you with articles, meditation instructions, and most significantly, an opportunity for you to journal your meditation sittings and look more closely at what happens in meditation. Below are Siff's basic meditation instructions for “recollective awareness meditation.” Pick up a copy and join the discussion. More »
  • One Size Doesn't Fit All: An Interview with Patricia Mushim Ikeda Paid Member

    The current issue of Tricycle features three essays by members of the Tricycle Community who, in different ways, don't fit the stereotypical image of what a Western Buddhist looks like ("Lifting a Corner"). One of the three contributors is Patricia Mushim Ikeda, a Buddhist teacher, author, mentor, and community activist. In her essay, "Not What I Thought," Mushim describes an incident at a Thai Buddhist temple in Chicago in the mid-eighties where the bhikkhus declined to invite her to meditate because she was a woman. From there she goes on to reflect on the diversity of North American Buddhism, as well as her place in it. More »