Tricycle Retreats

Video teachings and discussions with
contemporary Buddhist teachers

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Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

The Ten Perfections

The Ten Perfections


The ten perfections provide the most useful framework for guiding Dharma practice in daily life. Any activity or relationship approached wisely with the primary purpose of developing the perfections in a balanced way becomes part of the practice. The perfections also provide one of the few reliable ways of measuring the accomplishments of your life. “Accomplishments” in the realm of work and relationships have a way of turning into dust, but perfections of the character, once developed, are dependable and lasting. January 2011. Become a Tricycle Community Supporting or Sustaining Member.

Launch RetreatWisdom Collection - January 03, 2011
Gerry Shishin Wick, Roshi

Gerry Shishin Wick, Roshi

The Great Heart of Zen

The Great Heart of Zen


In order to reveal the heart of Zen a practitioner must be willing to face all of her or his barriers and resistances.  We will learn how our habit-ridden consciousness prevents us from penetrating deeply into our practice.  When we are able to stay present with our feelings, the wisdom of the body will provide us with the clues on how to proceed.  We will also explore the role of koans.  December 2010. Become a Tricycle Community Supporting or Sustaining Member.

Launch RetreatWisdom Collection - December 06, 2010
Reginald A. Ray

Reginald A. Ray

Touching Enlightenment

Touching Enlightenment


Reggie Ray's four-part video retreat helps us move toward enlightenment using the vehicle of our bodies. While it may be fashionable or "spiritual" to denigrate the body in favor of something higher, Reggie points out that if we're going to reach enlightenment, we'll be doing it in our bodies. This retreat includes several guided meditations. Begins November 1st. Become a Tricycle Community Supporting or Sustaining Member.

Launch RetreatWisdom Collection - November 01, 2010
Larry Rosenberg

Larry Rosenberg

The Challenge of Change: Living Skillfully in an Uncertain World

Larry Rosenberg, The Challenge of Change:
Living Skillfully in an Uncertain World


In this four-part video retreat, Larry Rosenberg will teach us how to use the dharma to skillfully navigate our day-to-day life. Far from being a remote and esoteric monastic practice, Larry's teachings are designed for the here-and-now: jobs, kids, traffic jams: the challenging situations we meet every day. Begins October 4th. Become a Tricycle Community Sustaining Member.

Launch RetreatWisdom Collection - October 04, 2010
Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel

Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel

The Power of an Open Question

Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel, The Power of an Open Question


In this four-part video retreat, Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel explores the topic she examines in her new book, The Power of an Open Question. Elizabeth is haunted and inspired by the challenges that arise for Buddhist practitioners. She is particularly focused on the Buddhist teachings on emptiness and how to bring them to life directly. Become a Tricycle Community Sustaining Member.

Launch RetreatWisdom Collection - September 06, 2010