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    Tricycle Q & A: Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara Paid Member

    Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara answers questions from Tricycle readers. More »
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    Family Dharma: Karma and the Tonka Truck Paid Member

    The Buddha called the law of karma “the light of the world” because it illuminates how and why things happen in our lives. The force of karma is a fundamental principle underlying all Buddhist teachings, and our understanding of karma can help decrease our suffering and show us the way to greater happiness and freedom. More »
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    Tricycle Q & A: Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara Paid Member

    Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara answers questions from Tricycle readers. More »
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    The Blossoming Self Paid Member

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    Commit to Sit: Walking Paid Member

    Apply the techniques of walking meditation to your routine activities during the day. For example, try bringing your awareness to the movements you make when you open your front door, or the ways you hold your fork when eating. Be especially aware of the added distractions that may arise when you practice with your eyes open (as during walking meditation). Use mental noting to renew your awareness of the movement of your foot and leg. Experiment with pace. Try walking a little faster, then a little slower. More »
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    Commit to Sit: Sense Doors Paid Member

    According to classical Buddhist teachings, we experience the world through six "sense doors," or perceptual gateways. They are: » seeing » hearing » smelling » tasting » touching » mind The door of mind refers to our thoughts, emotions, and mental images. The Buddha taught that these six modes of perception define the totality of our experience - in other words, every moment of our lives involves experiences that are known by way of one of these sense doors. Further, the Buddha said that… More »