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    Buddha Buzz: Steve Jobs's Death and Dharma Paid Member

    "The moments of our life are not expendable,And the [possible] circumstances of death are beyond imaginationIf you do not achieve an undaunted confident security now,What point is there in your being alive, O living creature?" —Padmasambhava, from the Tibetan Book of the Dead. “Almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” —Steve Jobs’s Stanford Commencement Address. More »
  • Fire Monks: A Q&A with Colleen Morton Busch Paid Member

    Colleen Morton Busch is the author of Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire at the Gates of Tassajara. She has practiced in the Soto Zen tradition for many years and currently serves on the board at the Berkeley Zen Center. Fire Monks is featured in the current issue's "Books in Brief." We were recently able to chat over email about Zen, fire, and the relationship between the two. More »
  • 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 »