Zen

  • Q&A with "The Reformed Buddhist" blogger Kyle Lovett Paid Member

    Kyle Lovett, the Zen practitioner behind the blog “The Reformed Buddhist,” has for the past five years pissed off and freaked out the Buddhist blogosphere with posts that range from the off-color to the obscene. (One of his most popular posts, “And Not A Single F*ck Was Given That Day,” is a good example.) As a Buddhist-blog enthusiast and intern at Tricycle, I am an avid reader of “The Reformed Buddhist,” and as controversial as Kyle may be, he always seems to know how to get a discussion started. More »
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    Ezra Bayda on Forgiveness Paid Member

    From Chapter 14 of our current Tricycle Retreat leader Ezra Bayda’s new book, Beyond Happiness, The Zen Way to True Contentment, More »
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    What is an ego if not a collection of judgments and opinions? Paid Member

    What is an ego if not a collection of judgments and opinions? -Ezra Bayda More »
  • Where is the Joy? Paid Member

    Week 3 of Zen teacher Ezra Bayda's Tricycle Retreat, "Relationships, Love, and Spiritual Practice" begins today! So far the retreat has been quite a success with lots of fruitful discussion as Ezra takes us deeper and deeper into the dynamics of relationships and the obstructions that plague them. Ezra's Week 3 talk begins: More »
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    Week 2 of Ezra Bayda's Tricycle Retreat, "Relationships, Love, and Spiritual Practice" Paid Member

    Today we begin Week 2 of Ezra Bayda's Tricycle Retreat, "Relationships, Love, and Spiritual Practice." Last week Ezra laid the foundation for these teachings and explained that it is crucial that we examine our expectations in relationships. This week, Ezra takes his teaching further and provides us with several practices to work with in our interactions with others and with fear. Regarding our tendency to blame, Ezra explains: More »
  • Ezra Bayda's Tricycle Retreat, "Relationships, Love, and Spiritual Practice" begins today! Paid Member

    Today we begin Zen teacher Ezra Bayda's four-week Tricycle Retreat, "Relationships, Love and Spiritual Practice." Throughout this retreat, we will explore the difficulties we face in relationships that block our experience of love, connectedness, and genuine happiness. An experienced teacher and meditator, Ezra Bayda possesses a tremendous amount of insight that will surely be of benefit, whether you are in a romantic relationship or simply would like to bring more presence, wisdom, and compassion to your everyday interactions.     To participate in this retreat, please become a Tricycle Community Supporting or Sustaining Member.     More »