Upcoming Tricycle Events

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Awakening with Koans: A Virtual Conversation with Joan Sutherland 

May 31, 3-4pm EDT

On May 31, join Tricycle and Joan Sutherland, Roshi—the renowned Zen teacher, translator, and cofounder of Pacific Zen School—for a spiritual and literary journey through the fascinating world of koans.

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Mindful Grieving: A 3-Part Workshop with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sameet Kumar 

May 4, 11 & 18, 5-6pm EDT

Join clinical psychologist Sameet Kumar, Ph.D. for a special three-part workshop on integrating Buddhist teachings and practices to help you navigate the inner journey of grief in these challenging times.

 

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Past Events

 

Inside the Issue: Tricycle Magazine’s Summer 2022 Launch Event

May 10, 1-2 p.m. EDT 

The Summer issue 2022 is here! Tricycle’s latest issue explores several issues at the heart of Buddhist discourse today, as well as long-standing debates within the Buddhist community, dating all the way back to the time of the Buddha. Join us for a conversation series with the editors and contributors of Tricycle Magazine’s latest issue.

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The Zen of Emptiness 

April 29, 4-5pm EDT

Join Zen priest Kurt Spellmeyer for a discussion of emptiness in Zen Buddhism, the “two screens of the mind,” the practice of meditating with emptiness, and what happens after the experience of dai kensho, or “Great Awakening.”

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The Buddhism and Ecology Summit: Living the Dharma in a Time of Crisis

A Virtual Event Series 

In honor of Earth Day 2022, Tricycle is bringing together leading Buddhist teachers, writers, and environmentalists—including Joanna Macy, Roshi Joan Halifax, David Loy, Paul Hawken and Tara Brach—for a donation-based weeklong virtual event series exploring what the dharma has to offer in a time of environmental crisis. 

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What Happens After Death
A Virtual Conversation on Buddhism and Rebirth with Prof. Roger Jackson

March 17, 2022, 4-5 PM EST 

In conversation with Tricycle Editor-in-Chief James Shaheen, Jackson will discuss

 the historical context for the Buddha’s teachings on rebirth, modern secular interpretations of the doctrine of rebirth, the range of Buddhist views about what happens after death, and more. 


Small Glimpses, Many Times 
An Effortless Mindfulness Workshop with Loch Kelly 
March 9, 2022, 4:30-6 PM EST

In this 90-minute virtual workshop with mindfulness teacher Loch Kelly, you’ll learn simple and effective “micro-meditations” based in Buddhist wisdom, psychology, and neuroscience research. 

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The Shin Buddhist Path of Boundless Compassion

A Virtual Conversation with Mark Unno  
February 24, 2022, 3–4 PM EST

How can we learn to meet the darkest moments of our lives with boundless compassion?  Mark Unno—a fourteenth generation Shin Buddhist priest and professor of Buddhism at the 

University of Oregon—and Tricycle editor-in-chief James Shaheen for a virtual conversation on the concept of compassion in Shin Buddhism. 

 


Compassion in the Face of Impermanence
A Virtual Workshop with Martine Batchelor, Laura Bridgman and Gavin Milne 
February 11, 2022, 1–2 PM EST

Gaia House meditation teachers Martine Batchelor, Laura Bridgman and Gavin Milne offer Buddhist teachings and a guided practice for cultivating direct insight into the changing, selfless nature of reality while nurturing heart qualities.

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Mindfulness For Kids and Families
A Virtual Workshop with Sharon Salzberg and The Holistic Life Foundation
January 26, 2022, 1–2 PM EST

Join Tricycle’s upcoming workshop, Mindfulness For Families, to discover simple, fun techniques that you can use with your kids—in the moment—to release stress and difficult emotions while promoting relaxation and resilience.

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Buddhism’s Four Big Unanswered Questions
A Conversation with Donald S. Lopez
January 13, 2021, 4–5 PM ESTBuddhism's Four Big Unanswered Questions: An event with Donald S. Lopez Jr.

Donald S. Lopez joined Tricycle’s editor-in-chief, James Shaheen for a virtual conversation on Buddhism’s Four Big Unanswered Questions. They discussed these questions, offered some possible answers, and considered the importance of the investigation itself.

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Living the Eightfold Path: A Virtual Workshop with Andrew Olendzki

Living the Eightfold Path: A Virtual Workshop with Andrew Olendzki

December 10, 2021, 3–4 PM EST
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Secular Buddhism Today: A Conversation with Winton Higgins and James Shaheen
A live Zoom event
November 18, 2021, 5–6 PM EST

Secular Buddhism Today was the inaugural event in Tricycle’s new monthly speaker series featuring Buddhist scholars, teachers, and wSecular Buddhism Today: An Event with Winton Higginsriters in conversation on some of the most pressing issues in Buddhism today. All events in this series are free for Tricycle Premium subscribers.

In this special event, Insight Meditation teacher and scholar Winton Higgins discussed themes from his new book Revamp: Writings on Secular Buddhismwhich explores the emergence of secular Buddhism and its application to contemporary issues including the climate crisis and social injustice.


Zen and the Art of Aging Gracefully: A Virtual Workshop With Lewis Richmond
A live Zoom eventZen and the Art of Aging Gracefully: A Virtual Workshop With Lewis Richmond
October 27, 2021, 5–6 PM EST

Zen teacher and author Lewis Richmond led a dharma talk on

 aging as spiritual practice, a short guided practice, and audience Q&A. If you missed the event, you can join Richmond’s online course, Aging as a Spiritual Practice.

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Grieving Mindfully: A Virtual Pandemic Grief Circle With Sharon Salzberg and Sameet Kumar
A live Zoom event
October 14, 2021, 5–6 PM EST
Grieving Mindfully, Together: A Virtual Pandemic Grief Circle With Sharon Salzberg and Sameet Kumar

Tricycle hosted a live virtual COVID grief circle on October 14 led by beloved meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg and psychologist Dr. Sameet Kumar, a grief counselor and author of Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping with Loss.

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Wisdom Is Bliss: A Conversation With Robert Thurman
A live Zoom workshop
September 21, 2021, 4–5 PM EST
Wisdom Is Bliss: A Conversation With Robert Thurman

This live conversation between Thurman and Tricycle Editor-in-Chief James Shaheen explored themes from Thurman’s new book Wisdom Is Bliss: Four Friendly Fun Facts That Can Change Your Life, including the nature of reality as bliss, the eightfold path as a training in “realism,” and how to find joy along our own path of learning.

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Understanding the Factors of Awakening
A live Zoom workshop
September 9, 2021
Understanding the Factors of Awakening with Christina Feldman and Jaya Rudgard

Understanding the Factors of Awakening was a free live virtual workshop with Bodhi College and Insight Meditation teachers Christina Feldman and Jaya Rudgard. In this special hour-long event, Feldman and Rudgard offered an introduction to the bojjhanga (“awakening factors”) teachings of the early Buddhist canon, and lead a guided meditation to support the cultivation of positive qualities such as mindfulness, equanimity, joy, and tranquility.

This workshop was a preview for Tricycle and Bodhi College’s new eight-week online course, The Seven Factors of Awakening, starting on September 13.

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Secularizing Buddhism
A donation-based virtual event series
August 2 – 5, 2021
Secularizing Buddhism – A Virtual Event Series

Tricycle and Shambhala Publications hosted a live speaker series to celebrate the launch of the new anthology, Secularizing Buddhism: New Perspectives on a Dynamic Tradition. In this week-long conversation series, Buddhist scholars and practitioners explored the complex interactions between traditional Buddhism and modern secularism, from the integration of mindfulness into American schools to the question of rebirth.

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Tricycle’s 30th Anniversary
A monthlong celebration with 15+ speakers
April 2021

To celebrate Tricycle’s 30th anniversary, we brought together some of our favorite Buddhist teachers and longtime Tricycle contributors for a monthlong series of donation-based virtual events—including an exclusive interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the cover star of Tricycle’s first issue!

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Live Online Practice Sessions

A virtual series with various Buddhist teachers

In response to this time of heightened anxiety and isolation due to the COVID–19 heath crisis, Tricycle is offering free virtual meditations from some of our beloved teachers.

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