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Tricycle/Summer 2013Volume 22, Number 4
In This Issue
This Buddhist Life
The fine art of making fortune cookies
An orb weaver in the living room
The snow geese of Choteau
We must develop a measure of psychological insight along with our meditation practice.
Drop the story and find the feeling.
how we live
Imperfect, limited, vulnerable—and loved by the universe
Creating the conditions for true happiness
An interview with Ryushin Paul Haller, former abbot of San Francisco Zen Center
Confessions of a wayward monk
An interview with Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche
Zen teachers Robert Chodo Campbell and Koshin Paley Ellison interview poet Marie Howe
An interview with scientist Rupert Sheldrake
How we learn by looking in the wrong place
An interview with digital innovator Vincent Horn
When we talk about technology, aren't we really talking about ourselves?
Himalayan Art Resources director Jeff Watt speaks about using the Internet to catalogue iconography
Tracing Buddhist lineages online
Living in the Dharma
An interview with Hae Doh Gary Schwocho, abbot of Muddy Water Zen
thus have i heard
Attention needs to evolve into mindfulness.
on the cushion
What to expect from your Buddhist teacher
The Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies brings Buddhist studies out of the academy
Apps for practice
A new book champions the heroic spirit of business
English professor and Zen monk Seido Ray Ronci addresses his students at the end of the semester.
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It's Meditation Month here at Tricycle! Are you joining us in making the commitment to sit every day of February?
Sometimes our meditation feels like it's the easiest thing in the world. An hour floats by like a second, and we're in a state of complete calm and equanimity. Other times, it's a real pain in the butt—literally. Our feet, legs, bottoms, and backs can all be the unlucky recipients of aches and pains while we sit. It's certainly distracting, and if severe, debilitating.
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It's no secret that the holiday season is a true test of your practice. There's no better time to see just how equanimous you've become, and whether you've really peeled away your conditioned behavior, than when you are engaging in the many frustrating activities that dominate the "jolliest" time of the year.
So now is the perfect time—when you really need your practice—to clear up any troubles or questions you might have. Is your meditation being disturbed by visions of kicking your in-laws out of the house? Can't concentrate on your mantra due to an eggnog hangover? (We're kidding about that.)
Zen monk Brad Warner will be answering any and all questions about your practice all month on tricycle.com. Please post them below.
Tricycle Film Club
|Buddhist films and discussion for the|
Welcome to the Tricycle Film Club!
Death is real, and it comes without warning. An ancient source of strength and guidance originating in the spiritual cultures of the Himalayas, The Tibetan Book of the Dead remains an essential teaching for reminding us of this fact and aiding us in dealing with it. Narrated by Leonard Cohen, this two-part series explores the sacred text and visualizes the afterlife according to its profound wisdom. We showed Part 1: A Way of Life in October and are now showing Part 2: The Great Liberation.
Part 2: The Great Liberation follows an old lama and his novice monk as they guide a Himalayan villager into the afterlife using readings from The Tibetan Book of the Dead. The soul's 49-day journey towards rebirth is envisioned through actual photography of rarely-seen Buddhist rituals, interwoven with groundbreaking animation by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Ishu Patel.