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    Commit to Sit: Meditation Supplies Paid Member

    The three most common types of meditation support are: Zafus (zah-foos): The most traditional and widespread of the meditation cushion, the zafu is a flattened, round cotton case filled with kapok or buckwheat. It is generally about fourteen inches in diameter and ten inches in height. The crescent zafu is an innovation designed to provide extra hip support. Inflatable zafus are also available for traveling meditators. Gomdens: These firm, rectangular cushions were designed for Western practitioners by� More »
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    Sharon Salzberg Paid Member

    Sharon Salzberg has been a prolific contributor to Tricycle over the years. More »
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    Tricycle Q & A: Lama Surya Das Paid Member

    Dzogchen teacher and bestselling author Lama Surya Das answers the top five questions from Tricycle readers. More »
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    Tricycle Q & A: Lama Surya Das Paid Member

    Dzogchen teacher and bestselling author Lama Surya Das answers the top five questions from Tricycle readers. More »
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    Tricycle Q & A: Daniel Goleman Paid Member

    Bestselling author Daniel Goleman answers questions from Tricycle readers.Bestselling author Daniel Goleman answers the top three questions from Tricycle readers. See the other questions readers asked Daniel Goleman.   1- What would a socially intelligent political system look like?   Social intelligence can manifest at the individual, group, or systems level and so the idea of a socially intelligent political system makes sense in theory. Practice is another story.   Among the key elements of social intelligence most relevant to the political process are:   ”Attunement: Listening with full receptivity.   ”Empathic Accuracy: Understanding another’s thoughts, feelings, and intentions—in other words, their point of view.   More »