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  • Bonnie Myotai Treace, Sensei on the Art and Calligraphy of Hakuin at Japan Society Paid Member

    Bonnie Myotai Treace, Sensei gave a teaching recently at New York City's Japan Society. Her topic was the art and calligraphy of Hakuin, in particular the image, "Nin," at right. Myotai is the guiding teacher of the Hermitage Heart sangha in Garrison, New York. The Hakuin exhibition continues at Japan Society until January 16th, at which it will go to New Orleans Museum of Art from February 12th to April 17th, 2011, and from there to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, from May 22nd to August 17th, 2011. The show is stunning: if you'll be in southern Louisiana or southern California when it's around, don't miss it. Leading up to the Japan Society event, which took place December 4th, Myotai wrote the following: More »
  • Understanding "Understanding" Paid Member

    In response to the week 2 talk on koan practice of Gerry Shishin Wick, Roshi's Tricycle Retreat, "The Great Heart of Zen" a participant writes: More »
  • Gerry Shishin Wick, Roshi: Working with Koans Paid Member

    Week 2 of Gerry Shishin Wick, Roshi's Tricycle Retreat features instructions on working with koans. 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 »
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    Jeff Bridges & costars blend Buddhism and state-of-the-art special effects in new movie Paid Member

    In recent interviews the stars of the upcoming science fiction movie Tron: Legacy have spoken about the influence that Zen Buddhism had on the making of the film. Jeff Bridges, a practicing Buddhist and the star of Tron, hoped that the cult classic would blend special effects with elements of Zen. From National Post: More »
  • The Great Heart Way Paid Member

    "If you bring forth what is in you, what is in you will save you. If you do not bring forth what is in you, what you do not bring forth will kill you." More »
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    Deep Down Things: A Book Club Discussion with Zen teacher Lin Jensen Paid Member

    The discussion has started at the Tricycle Book Club! Our discussion centers around Lin Jensen's Deep Down Things, a new book from Wisdom Publications. Lin writes in the Introduction: This book was written in an effort to better understand the relationship between society and environment, between the people and the land. A wealth of detail regarding specific interactions within an ecosystem is already being compiled through the systematic methods of inquiry utilized by the science of ecology. We humans are involved in that interaction, and what I’m after in this book is not so much the data but the condition of mind essential to a genuine human interaction with the earth. What has been lost to us that we no longer know how to speak the language earth speaks? What have we forgotten to think of say or do that, could we but remember, would restore our acquaintance once more? More »