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If students really want to find a good teacher . . . they should find one who shows true interest in the student’s well-being, by which I mean to say they show interest in that student as a person.

– Lobsang Rapgay, “What Went Wrong”

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The Winter 2017 issue takes on contemporary questions of justice. Former monk and Tibetan psychologist Lopsang Rapgay and secular Buddhism pioneer Stephen Batchelor discuss aspects of recent teacher-student abuse allegations; Australian nun Ayya Yeshe reveals the pervasive sexism in many Buddhist communities; and Zen priest and professor Kurt Spellmeyer addresses the rise of nativism worldwide with a little help from Nagarjuna. 

Bonus: In this issue’s This Buddhist Life, you’ll hear from an ex-Buddhist nun on her love of full-body latex. You won’t want to miss it.

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Dharma Talks

Video teachings and discussions with contemporary Buddhist teachers

Mistaking a Stick for a Snake: What the Buddha Taught about Inherent Bias

Mistaking a Stick for a Snake: What the Buddha Taught about Inherent Bias

Bonnie Duran

We form our identities around views and perceptions that are often distortions. These distortions can crystallize into racism and internalized oppression. Bonnie Duran, an associate professor of public health and a cofounder of the People of Color Sangha in Albuquerque and Seattle, will discuss the timeless Vipallasa Sutta, which contains one of the primary teachings the Buddha gave about undoing distortions of the mind, so we can start to remedy the flawed ways we see ourselves and one another.


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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

The Song Collector

The Song Collector

When modernization swept through the Himalayan region of Ladakh, India, in the 1960s, its traditions began to suffocate: its art, language, and ceremonies, even the ways that people related to each other. But one citizen, Morup Namgyal, refused to let Ladakh’s rich cultural heritage disappear entirely. He soon began a project to preserve one slice of the region’s identity: its folk music.

Directed by Erik Koto

Online Courses

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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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