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Most of us cannot afford a separate room for zazen [Zen meditation], but all of us can make a corner sacred.

– Robert Aitken, “Setting Up Your Home Altar”

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Snakes. Flying. Disease. Dogs. You name it—someone fears it. The special section in Tricycle’s latest issue features Buddhists who weigh in on living despite and amidst our anxieties. Dharma Punx guiding teacher Josh Korda describes how to meet terror with tenderness in “A Safe Container for Fear”; creative writing professor Daisy Hernández discusses her mother’s once undocumented status and the worry that kept her from writing about it earlier in “Learning to Speak the Truth”; and Buddhist nun Marcela Clavijo explains “What Green Tara Can Teach Us about Fear.” (Spoiler: She’ll show you how to recognize and overcome it.)

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Video teachings and discussions with contemporary Buddhist teachers

Family Awareness: A Relational Path to Freedom in Family Life

Family Awareness: A Relational Path to Freedom in Family Life

Bart van Melik

We all play roles in our families—the calm elder sibling, the generous uncle, the wise parent—and each role comes with a set of expectations. Join meditation teacher Bart van Melik, who teaches mindfulness in juvenile detention centers, homeless shelters, and New York City public schools, as he uses the Buddha’s four noble truths to find new and supportive ways for us to approach the stresses we all face at home.


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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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Film Club

Buddhist films and discussion for the Tricycle Community

Kalo Pothi (The Black Hen)

Kalo Pothi (The Black Hen)

Set against Nepal’s 10-year civil war, Kalo Pothi (The Black Hen) tells the tale of the unlikely bond between Prakash and Kiran, boys from different castes who set out on a quixotic adventure. During a temporary cease-fire they start raising a hen, hoping to make money selling eggs. But when the hen goes missing, their search for her forces the boys to confront firsthand the country’s violence and their own grief, anger, and fear.

Directed by Min Bahadur Bham

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Effortless Mindfulness

Effortless Mindfulness

Imagine if you could shift into a calm, relaxed awareness whenever you needed to. This is effortless mindfulness—a state that is always available to us, but is so close and so good that we often can’t see or accept it. In this deeply practical course led by Loch Kelly, we’ll learn how to find and sustain this awareness in order to unlock a natural happiness that has always been with us.

With Loch Kelly
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