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Meditation Illuminated: Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science

John Yates (Culadasa), Matthew Immergut
Meditation Illuminated: Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science

Meditation is sometimes described as the process of getting to know your own mind. But during this familiarization, how do you know whether you’re making progress? In this online retreat, Culadasa (John Yates, Ph.D.), a teacher with over four decades of experience in the Tibetan and Theravada Buddhist traditions, offers a set of instructions for honing the mind that has helped many dharma students cultivate their meditation practice.

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The Heart Sutra: The Foundation of Understanding

Rev. Dosung Yoo
The Heart Sutra: The Foundation of Understanding

In this online retreat, Reverend Dosung Yoo, a minister in the Korean Won Buddhist tradition and a prominent translator of Korean Buddhist teachings, will lead you through a close reading of the Heart Sutra, providing a contemporary and practical guide to understanding this important text.

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Living Mindfully

Deborah David
Living Mindfully

Author and meditation instructor Deborah David delivers practical advice for those seeking to develop a personal mindfulness practice. She will provide crucial tips for beginning and sustaining a practice in your own home and show you how to bring it out into the wider world.

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Living the Platform Sutra

Rebecca Li
Living the Platform Sutra

Tricycle offers an opportunity to learn from the wisdom of the Platform Sutra, a foundational teaching of the Chinese Chan school composed of records of the Chan Master Huineng.

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The Song Collector

The Song Collector

When modernization swept through the Himalayan region of Ladakh, India, in the 1960s, its traditions began to suffocate: its art, language, and ceremonies, even the ways that people related to each other. But one citizen, Morup Namgyal, refused to let Ladakh’s rich cultural heritage disappear entirely. He soon began a project to preserve one slice of the region’s identity: its folk music.

Directed by Erik Koto

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Mindfulness in Prison and Beyond

Mindfulness in Prison and Beyond

In this two-part Tricycle Talks episode, learn about Fleet Maull’s tireless dedication to helping prisoners access meditation, and go behind the scenes with him on a retreat to train the next generation of mindfulness teachers.

By Wendy Joan Biddlecombe
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