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Tension, restlessness, and exhaustion are created by endless attempts to be and do things in the so-called outside world. Our biology has no interest in holding onto these states and, given the chance, knows how to intelligently release them.

– Chris McKenna, “How to Create a Mini-Retreat at Home”


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Spring 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, the teachers and writers featured in Tricycle’s latest issue encourage readers to find joy where they can. Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara’s dharma talk, “Bodhisattvas Have More Fun,” emphasizes the delight that comes with helping others; scholar Seth Segall writes in “The Best Possible Life” about how modern Buddhism’s ancient Greek influences contribute to a nuanced view of human flourishing; and writer Daisy Hernández reflects on why mudita (delight in others’ happiness) matters now. Other stories include an examination of what video games can teach us about karma, written by the head writer for The Onion, Mike Gillis; an essay by Buddhist teacher Fred Eppsteiner about the time he spent with Thich Nhat Hanh in Paris in 1975; and a portfolio of Buryat artist Dashi Namdakov’s eerily fantastical sculptures.

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Knowing How It Feels: Creatively Engaging with Habits

What's the secret to changing our habits for the better? The Buddha taught meditators to be mindful of "feeling tones." Now, the latest neuroscience is discovering that these sensations of pleasantness, unpleasantness, and neutrality play a pivotal role in conditioning our habitual reactions. Join Martine Batchelor in a new course exploring mindfulness of feeling tones and finding the freedom to creatively engage with our lives.

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Meditation Month 2021: Silent Illumination

Guo Gu

Meditation Month is back! Join us for our annual challenge to commit to a daily meditation practice throughout the month of March. This year, our Meditation Month teacher Guo Gu will guide us through the Chan (Zen) practice of silent illumination, which reveals our innate capacity for awakening.

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On Meditation

On Meditation is ten films in one, presenting portraits of meditators whose lives and careers have been transformed by their practice. Learn firsthand from the late Zen master Peter Matthiessen, Insight Meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg, US Congressman Tim Ryan, Nepali monk Venerable Metteyya Sakyaputta, and others.

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