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It takes some training to equate complete letting go with comfort. But in fact, “nothing to hold on to” is the root of happiness. There’s a sense of freedom when we accept that we’re not in control.

– Pema Chödrön, “The In-between State”

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The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Myanmar lies at the heart of Tricycle’s Spring 2018 issue. American imam Khalid Latif heads to the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh; Southeast Asia–based journalist Joe Freeman provides five takes on Myanmar’s leader; and professor Johan Elverskog offers a historical perspective on the long and largely peaceful history of Buddhist and Muslim interaction. 

Plus, this issue includes powerful advice for meditation from the 10th-century Indian master Tilopa; an essay by Zen Buddhist priest Zenju Earthlyn Manuel on how those who have been displaced and discriminated against may begin to reclaim a sense of home; and author and translator C. W. Huntington, Jr.’s thoughts on whether we’re looking to Buddhism when we should be looking to therapy.

Read these pieces and more in our Spring 2018 issue.

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Dharma Talks

Video teachings and discussions with contemporary Buddhist teachers

The Dharma of Leadership

The Dharma of Leadership

Anushka Fernandopulle

Are you a leader? Even if you don’t think so, it’s likely you assume leadership roles you wouldn’t have defined as such within your family, community, and daily life. In this series, meditation teacher and leadership coach Anushka Fernandopulle explains how dharma practice can help us awaken to the ways we manifest as leaders in the world, as well as how leadership development can help cultivate the Buddhist values of compassion, integrity, and wisdom.


Tricycle wisdom in e-book format

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

Soul on a String

Soul on a String

In Zhang Yang’s latest film, a surrealist take on the classic hero’s journey, Tabei, a murderer’s son, is on the run from two brothers seeking vengeance for their father’s death. After Tabei discovers a magical stone in the mouth of a deer he killed on a hunt, the fugitive cowboy encounters a lama, who tasks him with bringing the stone to a holy mountain as an act of penance. Adapted from novels by the Tibetan author Tashi Dawa, Soul on a String is an epic tale of karma, revenge, and self-discovery set against the backdrop of Tibet’s rolling steppes and scorching deserts.

Directed by Zhang Yang

Online Courses

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The Essence of Awakening

The Essence of Awakening

Everyone wants to be happy, and no one wants to suffer. All of our endeavors harken back to this basic motivation, which raises the question: Why then, do we suffer? And is there a way out of this fundamental dissatisfaction? According to Mahayana Buddhism, delusion lies at the root of all suffering, and wisdom is what allows us to pierce through it. Spend six weeks in our latest course exploring how to merge three aspects of wisdom—selflessness, emptiness, and compassion—with contemplative practice.

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