Virtual Events and Retreats

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Upcoming Events

Pilgrimage to Mongolia with Tricycle and Megan Mook August 4-17, 2023

Pilgrimage to Mongolia

Join us on this Buddhist Pilgrimage to Mongolia and witness a Buddhist renaissance firsthand in the Land of the Eternal Blue Sky—August 4-17, 2023.

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Pilgrimage to India & Nepal

Join us on this Buddhist Pilgrimage to India & Nepal and explore what the Buddha said there are four sites that every committed dharma practitioner should visit. October 31 – November 13, 2023.

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Past Events

Finding Freedom in the Unknown: A Workshop with Martin Aylward

Join us for a virtual workshop with Insight Meditation teacher and author Martin Aylward. In this hour-long free event, Aylward will guide an exploration underneath our usual mind operations and into dimensions of not knowing like non-conceptual awareness, embodied presence, and spaciousness of being.

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The Not-Self Strategy: A Conversation with Thanissaro Bhikkhu

In this hour-long conversation with Tricycle’s editor-in-chief James Shaheen, Ven. Thanissaro will consider why the Buddha refused to answer the question of whether there is a self—and what question the not-self teaching does answer. He will also explore questions including the function of the not-self teachings for liberating the mind and the attachments that arise from belief in a permanent self. Bring your questions! 

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Trusting Your Own Mind: Writing and Zen with Natalie Goldberg

Explore the intersections of writing, meditation and Zen with Natalie Goldberg, a Zen practitioner of more than 40 years and beloved teacher of writing as a spiritual practice. Goldberg is the author of 15 books including Writing Down the Bones, the classic guide to writing which has sold over one million copies, and is the guide of a new eight-week online course, Writing Down the Bones.

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Tricycle Meditation Month 2023

Tricycle Meditation Month is an annual challenge to commit to a daily practice throughout January. This year’s theme is samadhi and will be led by Christina Feldman: author, co-founder of meditation retreat center Gaia House, and a guiding teacher emeritus at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts.

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Meditation Month 2023: Live Q&A Call

Are you joining Tricycle this January in committing to a daily meditation practice? Don’t miss your chance to ask any questions about your practice in a live Q&A call with Meditation Month teacher Christina Feldman! 

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Walking with the Buddha: A Pilgrimage to India & Nepal

Take a once-in-a-lifetime journey to visit these sacred sites across Northern India and Nepal. On this special triple-carbon-offset pilgrimage, coming up December 3-18, you’ll visit some of Buddhism’s most holy places with an intimate group of like-minded seekers and practitioners.

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Aging and Impermanence: A Conversation with Lewis Richmond and Douglas Penick 

Join authors and Buddhist teachers Lewis Richmond and Douglas Penick for a conversation on aging as a profound teaching in impermanence. Together, they will explore questions including how to manage the increased uncertainty that getting older brings and finding the seeds of awakening in confronting our own mortality.

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Buddhism and Artificial Intelligence: Exploring Consciousness with Dr. Nikki Mirghafori

Join Tricycle on Thursday, November 17 for a lively conversation at the intersection of Buddhism, ethics, and artificial intelligence. In this hour-long virtual event—hosted as part of Tricycle’s monthly Premium speaker series—Nikki Mirghafori, an Artificial Intelligence scientist and Buddhist meditation teacher, will discuss AI as it relates to questions of consciousness, ethics, selfhood, intentionality, and more. 

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Living Well in Difficult Times Virtual Summit

Tricycle’s upcoming virtual event series, Living Well in Difficult Times, features conversations with Buddhist teachers, psychologists and writers exploring the building blocks of a life well-lived, from emotional well-being to right livelihood to spiritual friendship. This weeklong event series offers philosophical inquiries into human flourishing and the path of awakening, as well as practical tools and guidance for living the best possible life—no matter what challenges we face in our lives or on the planet.

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Discovering Buddhist Medicine: Dr. Pierce Salguero on the Healing Knowledge of the Dharma

On October 10, explore the fascinating world of Buddhist medicine with Dr. Pierce Salguero, a Buddhism scholar, historian of medicine, and editor of Buddhism and Medicine: An Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Sources. In this hour-long virtual event, he will discuss the emergence of Buddhist healing practices across cultures and its current practice around the world, and will share key Buddhist principles for seeking health and preventing disease.

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Mastering the Art of Haiku

Join us for a virtual workshop exploring haiku, an accessible but profound style of poetry. Your seasoned guide for this workshop is Clark Strand, a writer and teacher with 45 years of experience with haiku. He is the author of Seeds From a Birch Tree: Writing Haiku and the Spiritual Journey, the leader of Tricycle’s monthly haiku challenge, and teacher of a new Tricycle online course, Learn to Write Haiku: Mastering the Ancient Art of Serious Play.

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Concern for All Beings: Tara Brach on Plant-Based Eating

What does the dharma say about vegetarianism? How might plant-based eating support our spiritual practice? On August 26, join Tara Brach and Tricycle‘s editor-in-chief, James Shaheen, for a conversation about these and other important questions at the intersection of our dietary choices and spiritual path.

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Decoding Tantric Art: A Conversation with Jeff Watt

On July 28, Jeff Watt, a leading scholar of Himalayan art and founding curator of the Rubin Museum of Art in New York, joins Tricycle for a virtual event exploring the sacred art of the tantric tradition.

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Listening to Buddhist Texts: A Conversation with Sarah Shaw

In this hour-long event, Buddhism scholar Sarah Shaw offered an introduction to the Dīghanikāya and demonstrated the unique spiritual and historic insights that emerge when we engage with Buddhist suttas as oral literature.

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

The past two years of global pandemic, war, and financial hardship have posed unique challenges to so many people. We have all experienced loss, grief, and trauma in varying degrees. 

For some of us, these years have brought back difficult memories of previous losses, or stalled our healing process from difficulties we had experienced before.

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The Zen of Emptiness

The doctrine of emptiness is at the heart of Zen Buddhism and all Buddhist traditions.

As important—and potentially liberating—as the teachings on emptiness are, they also tend to inspire hesitancy and misunderstanding, even among experienced practitioners. 

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