Tricycle Talks

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    Tricycle Talks: Ken McLeod speaks to Richard Eskow, Part 1 of 3 Paid Member

    At the 2011 Buddhist Geeks conference (the next will be in Boulder in August 2012) Tricycle Contributing Editor Richard Eskow got into a bunch of stimulting conversations. One of those he spoke with was a fellow frequent contributor to Tricycle, teacher and translator Ken McLeod. They decided to meet up after the conference and continue their conversation, and they were gracious enough to share it with us. Part one of their conversation is below. In this wide-ranging discussion, they touch on a fascinating point that Eskow characterizes as a "dirty little secret" of the dharma: the question of paying for teachings. Listen below. More »
  • Tricycle Talks: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche Paid Member

    Listen to Tricycle's Sam Mowe speak with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche about his new book Tibetan Yogas of Body, Speech, and Mind, which we're currently reading at the Tricycle Book Club. Topics include: What is the relationship between body, speech, and mind? How do these three "doors" serve as entrances and exits to the spiritual path? How does identifying where our pain is help us to transcend it? More »
  • Tricycle Talks: Patrick Groneman, Executive Director of the Interdependence Project Paid Member

    Welcome to our second Tricycle Talk: our new audio interviews with Buddhists of note. Today Tricycle Editorial Assistant Emma Varvaloucas speaks with Patrick Groneman, the Executive Director of the Interdependence Project (IDP). Not familiar with IDP or their work? Listen to the interview below to hear about IDP's mission, their experiences meditating at Occupy Wall Street's Zuccotti Park, and whether bearing witness at protest sites is a truly effective social activism tool. As Groneman says in the interview, it is important to examine your own intention when meditating in public: More »
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    Introducing Tricycle Talks: Ed Herzog, director of Old Plum Mountain Paid Member

    Today we're introducing Tricycle Talks, our audio interviews with Buddhists of note. In today's Talk (we'll feature at least one every week going forward) we speak with Ed Herzog, director of our current Tricycle Film Club feature, Old Plum Mountain: The Berkeley Zen Center—Life Inside the Gate. In the interview, Ed discusses how he came to choose the Berkeley Zen Center as the subject for his documentary, and how he avoided distracting community members as he lugged a camera through the center during the pressure cooker of sesshin, a weeklong period of intensive practice. Tricycle Members have responded enthusiastically to this intimate portrait of practice at one of the oldest dharma centers in the country. More »