• How important are meditation retreats? Paid Member

    A couple of days ago, my co-worker Monty McKeever wrote a post on our blog about Buddhism and money. As you might have guessed, it got some attention: Tricycle Community members left impassioned comments and it got picked up by various Buddhist bloggers. One comment is particularly interesting. Joshua Eaton—who, in addition to holding an MDiv in Buddhist Studies from Harvard University, has an awesome avatar and is my Twitter pal—contributed the following: More »
  • Deep Roots Need Good Soil Paid Member

    Today’s Daily Dharma: If you have a supportive sangha, it’s easy to nourish your bodhicitta, the seeds of enlightenment. If you don’t have anyone who understands you, who encourages you in the practice of the living dharma, your desire to practice may wither. Your sangha—family, friends, and copractitioners—is the soil, and you are the seed. No matter how vigorous the seed is, if the soil does not provide nourishment, your seed will die. A good sangha is crucial for the practice. Please find a good sangha or help create one. -Thich Nhat Hanh, "The Fertile soil of Sangha" Read the complete article here. More »