Zen

  • 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 »
  • Watch: Commit to Compassion Paid Member

    Koshin Paley Ellison and Robert Chodo Campbell, founders of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, on why one would commit to a life service, Join the special Tricycle Community discussion with Koshin and Chodo here! More »
  • Free event May 8th at Japan Society with Sensei Bonnie Myotai Treace Paid Member

    This Sunday, May 8th, which is also Mother's Day, Sensei Bonnie Myotai Treace will host the second of her meditation classes and talks on the life and poetry of Buddhist nun Otagaki Rengetsu (1791–1875) at New York City's Japan Society. We mentioned this event, called "Spring is Hers," here. Myotai Sensei led the Tricycle Community in a wonderful retreat called "Whole Life Offering" last summer. This event is free to all. Click here to RSVP at the Japan Society at (212) 715-1224. Myotai Sensei's website: 108 bowls Further reading: More »
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    Sweetcake Enso at San Francisco Zen Center 4/29-5/29 Paid Member

    The traveling art exhibiton Sweetcake Enso, which visited several New York-area centers in the fall of 2010 before heading to the Village Zendo in January 2011 (when the area received a record three feet of snowfall, on top of nearly two feet that fell on December 26th) is setting up shop at San Francisco Zen Center tomorrow, April 29th until May 29th. The Artists' Reception will be tomorrow night from 7 PM to 9 PM. Read more about this month-long exhibition here. More »