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  • 50 Green Koans Paid Member

    It's hard to believe that our contributing editor Clark Strand has already been offering his weekly Green Koan for fifty weeks. If you have not been following this series, I recommend giving them a look. Whether for their playful insights into nature, interesting historical notes, or just the fact that they can stop your mind and open it up to a larger view, it is a truly beautiful and unique series. More »
  • Giving Through Relationships Paid Member

    From Chapter 13 of our current Tricycle Retreat leader Ezra Bayda’s new book, Beyond Happiness, The Zen Way to True Contentment, More »
  • Being Present Paid Member

    From Chapter 5 of our current Tricycle Retreat leader Ezra Bayda’s new book, Beyond Happiness, The Zen Way to True Contentment, More »
  • What is Happiness? Paid Member

    Our current Tricycle Retreat teacher Ezra Bayda, from his new book, Beyond Happiness: The Zen Way to True Contentment, More »
  • Relationships as a Vehicle for Inner Awakening Paid Member

    If you think about your own experience with relationships you may notice that relationships are often more a source of difficulty than they are a source of love. If you think about this, it's not just relationships with our mates that I'm talking about. We have difficulties with our parents, with our children, our bosses and co-workers, and we even have difficulties with our friends. What's interesting is that, considering the amount of suffering that comes out of relationships, the Buddha did not add relationships to his short list of sickness, old age, and death, as the primary causes of suffering. But there is one things that's certain that we can all verify this for ourselves, relationships will often push us right to the edge of where we are personally stuck. More »
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    Koshin Paley Ellison, On Ritual, Liturgy, and Intimacy Paid Member

    Koshin Paley Ellison, co-founder of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, via Sweeping Zen, More »