Tricycle Retreats

Video teachings and discussions with
contemporary Buddhist teachers

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Caroline Yongue

Caroline Yongue

How a Buddhist Can Prepare for Death

How a Buddhist Can Prepare for Death

In this retreat, Caroline Yongue eases us into the opportunity to consider our own deaths with clarity, lovingkindness, compassion, and tenderness. With both dharmic instruction and practical tools for dealing with death, Yongue shows us how to move beyond fear, apprehension, and denial.
November 2012

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Vishvapani Blomfield

Vishvapani Blomfield

Right Speech

Right Speech

In this retreat, Vishvapani shows us how to engage in Right Speech by asking ourselves before we speak: Is it truthful? Is it effective? Is it beneficial? Is it kind? Speech, Vishvapani tells us, is a central part of being human—it's what connects us to the people we surround ourselves with. When practiced wisely, Right Speech can have powerful and transforming effects and allow us to express true wisdom and compassion.
October 2012

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Shinzen Young

Shinzen Young

What is Mindfulness?

What is Mindfulness?

This retreat involves both talks and practice. In the talks Shinzen will elucidate how mindfulness is defined from numerous points of view. He will also discuss factors that could facilitate or inhibit a global mindfulness revolution. The practice sessions will parallel the talks but from an experiential point of view. You'll be guided in Breath Focus from an advanced perspective, exploring how this practice develops four aspects of mindful awareness: concentration power, sensory clarity, equanimity, and insight.
September 2012

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Josh Korda

Josh Korda

Making Friends with Your Demons and Hungry Ghosts: Buddhist Tools for Recovery

Making Friends with Your Demons and Hungry Ghosts

This retreat will explore the use of Buddhist practices, especially mindfulness and meditation, to help people recover from habitually ingrained addictive behaviors. Tools-such as appropriate attention, acceptance, removing obsessive thoughts, cultivation of kindness, generosity, and gratitude-can help break the cycle of addiction. Each week, Korda will introduce a different meditation techniques to help reduce stress and make recovery more tranquil and joyous.
August 2012

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Anam Thubten

Anam Thubten

The Art of Awareness

Art of Awareness

Awareness or smirti is the heart of Buddhist practice and the teachings of Buddha. Yet it doesn’t belong to Buddhism. Awareness is intrinsic to each of us. It is a state of being conscious and rising above our mental habits that keep us bound to internal limitations. Through awareness we can see the true nature of all things and find unfathomable joy beyond conditions.
July 2012

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Launch RetreatWisdom Collection - July 09, 2012