Lewis Richmond

Lewis Richmond is an ordained disciple of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and the former religious director of Green Gulch Farm. He is the author of Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser.
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Trike Daily Teachings

Aging Is Reality

Although I studied Buddhism as a young man, it wasn’t until I reached the later years of my life that I truly understood the Buddha’s first encounters with old age, sickness, and death. 

By Lewis Richmond

Dharma Talks

Aging as a Spiritual Practice: How to Grow Older and Wiser

This retreat is intended for people looking for ways to navigate aging’s various challenges and rewards. The older we get the more we come to experience the inevitable Buddhist truth of change, and for many of us this can be a difficult process. Regardless of whether you are enjoying growing old, hating it, or in denial, Richmond offers us all an inner road map for aging.

By Lewis Richmond

Magazine History & Philosophy

Enlightenment Needs a Minyan

I want to explore the possibility, within Buddhism, of enlightenment as a collective as well as an individual process, nurtured by a practice of public truth-telling in a community of spiritual equals. The seeds of this idea are well represented in ancient Buddhist thought and tradition, yet the notion of collaborative awakening connects with many […]

By Lewis Richmond
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