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  • Buddhism and Wealth: Defining 'Right Livelihood' Paid Member

    An excerpt from Lewis Richmond's recent piece on the Huffington Post, More »
  • Online Buddhism in the Vast World Paid Member

    All over the world, right now, in this moment, there is birth and there is death. There is laughter and there are tears. That is the Vast World.If we don't separate ourselves from it, we can experience a quality of spaciousness and unboundedness that is at the very heart of the Buddha's teachings. It is the mind that sees what is before there is a story, without defensiveness, fear, or anger. It is the mind that rests in awareness, joy, ease, and meditation.  More »
  • Actual Action Paid Member

    Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara, from the week 3 teaching of her Tricycle Retreat, "Widening the Circle." More »
  • Watch: Gerry Shishin Wick, Roshi on Not Stopping Halfway Paid Member

    In Week 3 of his Tricycle Retreat, Gerry Shishin Wick, Roshi teaches us about "Not Stopping Halfway" in our practice.  See a preview of the video here:     To watch the entire video—and to discuss the retreat with Shishin—join the Tricycle Community as a Supporting or Sustaining Member. More »
  • Three Good Reasons to Study Koans Paid Member

    What are three good reasons for studying koans? First of all, koan study is an efficient and effective means to bring students to realization of their true self. Second, koans attract type A personalities and goal-oriented people to meditation. Third, they give you something to think about while meditating.  What are three really bad reasons? See answer to question one. -Gerry Shishin Wick, Roshi, from his 2005 Tricycle interview "Give and Take: On Studying Koans" Koan practice is the subject of Week 2 of Shishin's Tricycle Retreat.  To hear Shishin discuss the practice further, click here. More »
  • Non-Judgmental Awareness Paid Member

    In his Tricycle Retreat, Gerry Shishin Wick, Roshi, has been introducing us to his teachings on "The Great Heart Way," which is a deep exploration of the contents of our consciousness and the habitual patterns that dominate our thinking.  In his week 1 talk, he tells us a story from his own life that illustrates both the origins of these teachings as well their profound reach into mental habits and conditioning. In the practice of the Great Heart Way, we use our non-judgmental awareness to get in touch with our feelings and what's going on in our bodies without adding our narratives or dramas to it. We just see what comes up.  More »