Buddhism

  • The Five Hindrances: Can't Desire Be a Good Thing? Paid Member

    Desire as a hindrance doesn't mean intentionality, it doesn't mean strong ardency to get things done, all of which can be very positive. It means clinging, attachment, grasping. -Sharon Salzberg Week 2 of Sharon's ongoing Tricycle Retreat on the Five Hindrances begins today. To participate please become a Tricycle Community Supporting or Sustaining Member.   Sharon Salzberg's new book Real Happiness is available to Tricycle Community members for the month of April with a 20% discount, free shipping in the US, and free e-book for instant download. More »
  • Me Against The World Paid Member

    Pamela Gayle White, from Week 3 of her on going Tricycle Retreat, which she is leading along with Khedrub Zangmo. More »
  • Videos: The Dalai Lama on Blind Faith, Marxism, and Worrying Paid Member

    These videos of the Dalai Lama teaching in Sikkim were just uploaded to YouTube. I am not sure when they were filmed. via TaraOmBuddhaful, More »
  • Going Forth into Homelessness Paid Member

    Kiley Jon Clark of Homeless Meditation Practitioner's (HMP) Street Dharma recently wrote a really great blogpost titled 'Description of teaching meditation in a Homeless Facility' on the Tricycle community NING website.  Our NING site is separate from tricycle.com and requires separate free registration. Here is an excerpt from Kiley's post, More »
  • 2,600-year-old Buddhist Monastery Unearthed in Afghanistan Paid Member

    Jeff Watt, the director of Himalayan Art Resources, just brought this story to our attention.  A Chinese copper mining company in Afghanistan, the China Metallurgical Group Corp, recently unearthed an ancient Buddhist monastery that is believed to be 2,600 years old.  As Watt states on his site, "The dating may be a little off but the find is certainly sensational."  More »
  • The Power of an Open Question - The Big Bang Paid Member

    From within the fluid and ineffable state of boundarylessness, the knowing mind experiences a stirring . . . a discomfort of sorts.  Somehow it's not enough to just rest in the boundaryless nature of this discomfort.  The knower of this discomfort then acts, and leaves the open state to become the doer, or "subject."  And what do subjects do? They define, seduce, wrestle with, and push away objects.  And this dynamic exchange between subject and object creates a whole lot of friction and heat, which activates a big bang of sorts . . . And the whole world of objectification bursts into action. More »