Tricycle Talks

  • When the Iron Bird Flies Paid Member

    In her documentary When the Iron Bird Flies, now showing at the Tricycle Film Club through the month of February, director Victress Hitchcock follows the journey of Tibetan Buddhism from its past seclusion in the Land of Snows to its current (almost) mainstream status in the West. The film explores a pressing question as Tibetan Buddhism's influence grows worldwide: In these incredibly chaotic, modern times, can these age old teachings help us find genuine happiness—and create a saner, more compassionate 21st century world? More »
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    Tricycle Talk: Buddhist Strategies for Overcoming Addiction with Thanissaro Bhikkhu Paid Member

    Addiction: the topic that won't go away. We all do things that we don't like. Then we do it again. And again. This behavior may vary in scope and degree, but we all share this characteristic: We want to stop doing it. The problem is, we're not sure how. More »
  • Tricycle Talk: Juniper's Lawrence Levy on Buddhist Training for Modern Life Paid Member

    This week's Tricycle Talk features Lawrence Levy, co-founder of the Juniper school. Levy, former chief financial officer at Pixar, took an early retirement to focus on  Juniper's work of rendering traditional Gelug teachings in modern idiom. A close friend of Steve Jobs, Levy enlisted the support of Apple's legendary founder in developing the Juniper school's aesthetic and presentation. Juniper  is led by Segyu Rinpoche, whom Tricycle interviewed earlier this year. For information on Juniper's upcoming retreat, click here. More »
  • Interview with Buddhist Blogger Extraordinaire Reverend Danny Fisher Paid Member

    If you've ever puttered around the Buddhist blogosphere, you know the Reverend Danny Fisher. He's the author of the Patheos blog Off the Cushion, maintains an official website, and writes for Shambhala Sun, Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly, and elephantjournal.com. More »
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    Uprooting the Seeds of Anger with Jules Shuzen Harris Paid Member

    Jules Shuzen Harris, Sensei is the author of the article "Uprooting the Seeds of Anger" in the Summer 2012 issue of Tricycle. A dharma heir of Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara, Shuzen is a priest in the Soto Zen tradition, a member of the White Plum Asangha, the Zen Peacemakers Order, and the American Zen Teachers Association. He is also a practicing psychotherapist who fuses traditional Western methods with Zen teachings. He is the Vice Abbot of Soji Zen Center in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania—and has two black belts, in kendo and iaido, so look out! More »
  • Tricycle Talk: Victress Hitchcock, Director of When the Iron Bird Flies Paid Member

    This year's Tricycle | Buddhafest Online Film Festival features two films by wonderwoman director Victress Hitchcock: Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet and When the Iron Bird Flies. The first opened the film festival by highlighting the practice of the Nangchen nuns within the largely male-dominated history of Buddhism in Tibet. With When the Iron Bird Flies, Hitchcock expands her lens, following the journey of Tibetan Buddhism from its past seclusion in the Land of Snows to its current (almost) mainstream status in the West, focusing especially on the effects of the Dalai Lama's escape from Tibet in 1959. More »