Tricycle Retreats

Video teachings and discussions with
contemporary Buddhist teachers

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Ken McLeod

Ken McLeod

The Way of Freedom

The Way of Freedom with Ken McLeod


Unbidden and unwanted thoughts and feelings consistently cloud our experience of life. Using a classical Tibetan text in this 5-week audio retreat, Ken McLeod will teach us how to cultivate clarity and presence. Ken's decades-long background in Tibetan Buddhist practice enables him to make these ancient teachings accessible and useful in the world we live in today. (May 2010) Not yet a Sustaining Member? Sign up here.

Launch RetreatWisdom Collection - May 03, 2010
Stephen Batchelor

Stephen Batchelor

Buddhism for This One and Only Life

In this 4-part video retreat, innovative writer and thinker Stephen Batchelor will explain Buddhist teachings from a secular perspective. Dismissing the notion of future lives, Stephen teaches that the Buddha’s design for living is meant for this one. Written materials will be included. Read the current Tricycle interview with Stephen here. (Apr. 2010) Not yet a Supporting or Sustaining Member? Sign up here.

Launch RetreatWisdom Collection - April 05, 2010
Clark Strand

Clark Strand

Green Meditation

Green Meditation: Recover Your Natural Balance

Do you get enough sleep? Former Zen monk Clark Strand would probably argue that you don’t—and that people haven’t since the invention of the light bulb. With his 4-part video teaching on "green meditation" Strand takes us back to the way we were meant to sleep and shows us how. Audio Q&A and discussion forum. (Mar. 2010) Not yet a Sustaining Member? Sign up here.

Launch RetreatWisdom Collection - March 01, 2010
Gelek Rimpoche

Gelek Rimpoche

The Four Noble Truths

Suffering is Optional

Did you know that suffering is optional? In this 8-part video teaching, Tibetan master Gelek Rimpoche explains why this is true, how to recognize the causes of suffering, and how to make choices that alleviate it. Interact with Gelek Rimpoche and senior students, who will answer your questions. Written material included. (Feb./Mar. 2010) Not yet a Sustaining Member? Sign up here.

Launch RetreatWisdom Collection - February 01, 2010

Sharon Salzberg on Kindness

How to Be Kind (even when you don’t want to) with Sharon Salzberg

This 3-part audio teaching, Sharon Salzberg, gives you an opportunity to practice kindness in your everyday life—whether you’re feeling kind or not. Insight meditation pioneer Sharon Salzberg has been teaching loving-kindness meditation (metta) for more than three decades. Fundamental to Buddhist teachings, the practice of metta is a path in itself. Guided meditations are included in the talks. Transcripts of talks also included. (Nov. 2009) Not yet a Sustaining Member? Sign up here.

Launch RetreatWisdom Collection - November 30, 2009