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Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg

The Five Hindrances

The Five Hindrances


The Five Hindrances are obstacles that arise in our meditation practice—and in our lives—that throw us into confusion. They are: Desire, Aversion, Laziness, Restlessness, and Doubt. Each of them has its own way of knocking us off the path of practice, and yet, dealing with the Hindrances is our practice. If we had no negative emotional states to confront, we wouldn't be on the spiritual path at all!April 2011

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Launch RetreatWisdom Collection - April 04, 2011
Pamela Gayle White and Khedrub Zangmo

Pamela Gayle White and Khedrub Zangmo

Letting Go

Letting Go


The Buddha taught ‘letting go’ as an essential part of the path to true fulfilment. His message seems to go against the grain of our unspoken assumption that happiness comes from acquiring—relationships, wealth, kudos, fame, convictions, etc. In this series of talks, we’ll look at why letting go might just be the best thing to do. March 2011

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Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara

Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara

Ease and Joy in Your Practice and Life

Ease and Joy in Our Practice and Life


According to Zen tradition, zazen, or meditation, is the dharma gate of ease and joy. In this retreat, Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara of New York City's Village Zendo guides us to a place where we can find peace and restfulness in our practice. And from this place of ease, we can move on to the sense of joy that meditation can produce. Joy, Enkyo Roshi says, has "a leaping quality." How many of us can claim to have this in our meditations and in our lives today? February 2011

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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