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Breathless

Sooner or later, whether from panic or in our final hour, each of us will find ourselves breathless. A former neuropsychologist offers three tips for when awareness of breath becomes difficult or even impossible.

By Meikyo Robert Rosenbaum

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Impasses in meditation

We’re currently reading Jason Siff’s Unlearning Meditation: What to Do When the Instructions Get In the Way at the Tricycle Book Club. For the next four weeks, Siff will be providing you with articles, meditation instructions, and most significantly, an opportunity for you to journal your meditation sittings and look more closely at what happens […]

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Breath Meditation Instructions from Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is now leading a Tricycle Retreat on The Five Hindrances, the five negative thought patterns that interrupt our practice (and life). The following meditation instructions are from pages 46-51 of her bestselling book Real Happiness: This classic meditation practice is designed to deepen concentration by teaching us to focus on the in and […]

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Awake at the Wheel

Last week, several Tricycle staffers traveled to Carmel, New York to visit the Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi at Chuang Yen Monastery. Sam Mowe describes it here and provides some visual aids. (The monastery was pretty mind-blowing.) But he left out the driving part. Carmel is a bit off the beaten path and it’s easiest to get […]

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Watch: Meditation Instructions for Beginners

Pamela Gayle White and Khedrub Zangmo are wrapping up the first week of their Tricycle Retreat, Letting Go. You can follow that link to visit Week 1 of the retreat, which contains two videos and supplementary readings and the discussion with the teachers. (You’ll have to be a Tricycle Community Supporting or Sustaining Member to […]

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What is the Right Way to Sit?

Different Buddhist schools recommend a variety of meditative postures. Some emphasize a still, formal posture, while others are less strict and more focused on internal movements of consciousness. Tibetan traditions, for instance, advise an upright spine, erect but relaxed; hands at rest in the lap, with the belly soft; shoulders relaxed, chin slightly tucked, and […]

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