Trike Daily Teachings

On Disagreements

When Te-shan’s student Hsüeh-feng reproved him for coming to dinner before the bell rang, Te-shan simply turned around and walked back to his room. The meal was late, but Te-shan did not justify his own action or criticize Hsüeh-feng. He did not say, even gently, “You know, we have only so much time for dinner. […]

By Tricycle

Trike Daily

Pema Chödrön on Building a Stable Foundation

When we build a house, we start by creating a stable foundation. Just so, when we wish to benefit others, we start by developing warmth or friendship for ourselves. It’s common, however, for people to have a distorted view of this friendliness and warmth. We’ll say, for instance, that we need to take care of […]

By Tricycle