Happy New Year from Tricycle! We hope you had a restful holiday season.

A reminder: our new online course, Developing the Mind, starts on Sunday. Because you’re such a loyal Tricycle blog reader, you can use promo code Trike10! for a 10 percent discount when you sign up.

This is also the first week of Deborah David’s online retreat, “Tuning in to the Present,” which will help cultivate a personal mindfulness practice.

And, the Tricycle Film Club’s January title is now available to watch. In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor follows influential thinkers to places that have inspired them.

Here’s what’s new on Tricycle this week:

Pamela Gayle White’s New Year’s wish for light in troubled times

A poem from Tricycle contributor Paula Bohince, whose new collection is inspired by 60 Japanese Edo period paintings

Phakchok Rinpoche breaks down six lessons from 19th-century Tibetan master Patrul Rinpoche

From the magazine: A Q&A with Nepali artist Milan Rai about his white butterfly project

And here’s what we’re reading at Tricycle:

Kung Fu nuns are on their last stretch of a 1,367-mile bike pilgrimage from Kathmandu to New Delhi (Buddhistdoor Global)

Stephen Batchelor talks about Buddhism in the secular age (Vanity Fair)

A Wall Street Journal tech editor (who has a strong meditation practice), asks how gadgets can help with our quest for enlightenment (Wall Street Journal)

Sharon Salzberg on yearning, not gripping, for happiness (On Being)

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