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Tara Brach: From BuddhaFest’s 9/11 Event

This past weekend, to mark ten years since 9/11, the organizers of the BuddhaFest film festival in Washington, DC (with whom Tricycle partnered not long ago) put together an event featuring Sylvia Boorstein, Tara Brach, Lama Surya Das, Ruth King, Hugh Byrne, and Jonathan Foust. Read more about the event here. Tricycle has also been […]

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BuddhaFest Teaching: Sharon Salzberg on Real Happiness (VIDEO)

This dharma talk by Sharon Salzberg is from the 2011 Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival. Learn about this year’s festival, which starts on May 29, here. Sharon Salzberg has been an intensive meditator since 1971. A cofounder of Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, Sharon is also the author of such modern classics of […]

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BuddhaFest Teaching: Enkyo Roshi on social engagement

There is a Zen koan that asks what does the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, the embodiment of compassion, do with all those hands and eyes? Since she began teaching 25 years ago, Enkyo Roshi has fostered the imperative of social engagement in the practice of Zen Buddhism at her center in New York City. The question of […]

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BuddhaFest: Filmmaker Johanna Demetrakas on Crazy Wisdom

In this (two-part) video Filmmaker Johanna Demetrakas talks about Crazy Wisdom, her documentary about the life and times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Crazy Wisdom will be showing at the Tricycle BuddhaFest Online Film Festival starting this Monday, June 27. All six films from the festival will be available through July 4. Get your festival pass […]

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BuddhaFest Teaching: Lama Tsony on Crazy Wisdom

During the funeral for the 16th Karmapa, in Sikkim, India, Lama Tsony had a brief but significant encounter with Chögyam Trunga—a thunderbolt, as he describes it. Bolstered by the fearlessness of compassionate wisdom, Chögyam Trungpa moved away from his background and culture and embraced life as it presented itself to him. He accepted reality as […]

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Magical Moments: BuddhaFest in DC

There was a magical moment at BuddhaFest in DC this past weekend. Actually there were plenty but one stands out in particular, for me personally. I was chatting with Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara before she was about to give a talk, trying to figure out where to put a voice recorder so that we could […]

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BuddhaFest Teaching: Tara Brach on Love

Einstein writes that “the most important decision you will ever make is whether you live in a friendly universe or a hostile universe.” Is this true? What allows us to trust in the power and presence of love? In this talk, Tara Brach explores the trance that obscures our intrinsic belonging, and the practices that […]

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