Andrew Merz

Trike Daily

The Best Horse

There’s no shortage of Buddhist websites these days—see our links for evidence—but few are as entertaining and wide-ranging as theworsthorse.net, edited by my friend Rod Meade Sperry. Taking pop-culture and sub-culture as its starting points, TWH covers a lot of ground. The feature articles exhibit the strength of the site: an unfailing ability to get […]

By Andrew Merz

Trike Daily

Stealing Time

Here I am, on Monday morning, writing my Friday blog entry. Whenever I’m late I think back to what was probably the first talk I heard on the five precepts, the standard ethical guidelines for us lay Buddhists. One of the many points made that had me shaking my head in resignation to the irrefutable […]

By Andrew Merz

Trike Daily

The Dha-ha-ha-harma

I remember reading somewhere a while back (it’s pretty foggy) about what a modern-day Zen teacher (or he might have been Tibetan) said when asked about the skillfulness or use of laughter. His response was something to the effect of “I love laughter, because you can’t think conceptual thoughts when you’re laughing.” The room full […]

By Andrew Merz

Trike Daily

Of Pizza Hut and Enlightenment

A truly spectacular benefit of working here at Trike is having the opportunity to take time off for extended retreats. I just returned from a month in the desert, and can’t thank my colleagues enough for allowing me to disappear as we were closing the Spring issue and shouldering the extra burden while I was […]

By Andrew Merz
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