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If we’re afraid of pain and always try to change it to pleasure, we’ll end up even more ignorant than before.

– Upasika Kee Nanayon “A Glob of Tar”

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Settle in for the cold season with the latest issue of Tricycle. Winter 2016 explores what it means to live an authentic life in “Treading the Path with Care,” offers a Buddhist prayer to clear the mind in “Where the Thinking Stops,” and answers the questions you were afraid to ask about karma in “The Buddha’s Baggage.” Read more about self-forgiveness in “How to Be Faultless,” or brush up on your historical knowledge in “The Buddhist History of Movable Type.” (Hint: Gutenberg wasn’t the first person to use it.)

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Freeing the Mind When the Body Hurts

Freeing the Mind When the Body Hurts

Vidyamala Burch

The human body is fragile; in our lives, pain and illness are inevitable. The Buddha himself, although he spoke unceasingly of the mental freedom he experienced, was no exception: he clearly lived with a degree of physical discomfort, especially toward the end of his life. This month, join mindfulness teacher Vidyamala Burch who has lived with severe chronic spinal pain for 40 years following injuries resulting in partial paraplegia in her teens. Drawing on central Buddhist texts, Vidyamala will uncover the key to the Buddha’s mental freedom and provide pointers for living with ease, even when the body is hurting.

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Tricycle Teachings: Meditation, vol. 3

Tricycle Teachings: Meditation, vol. 3

The third volume of Tricycle Teachings: Meditation offers a selection of the clearest and most helpful meditation instructions from Pema Chödrön, Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, and many others. The guidance of these master meditators will help you start or reinvigorate a daily meditation practice.

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Buddhist films and discussion for the Tricycle Community

Golden Kingdom

Golden Kingdom

Golden Kingdom is the first international feature shot in Burma since the Buddhist nation opened again to the outside world. The story follows four orphan boys—novice monks—who begin experiencing bizarre, otherworldly phenomena after their monastery’s head abbot departs on a long journey.

Directed by Brian Perkins
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