Tricycle Meditation Month 2024:
Opening Your Heart with Scott Tusa
Join us for our annual challenge to commit to a daily practice throughout January. This year, meditation teacher Scott Tusa will show us how the four boundless states can provide a meaningful pathway for transformation.
Welcome to Tricycle Meditation Month, our annual challenge to commit to a daily practice throughout January. Whether you’re new to meditating or a longtime practitioner, our free 31-day challenge is a great way to kickstart your practice and set aside more time for calm and clarity in your life. We’ll be supporting you along the way with an array of meditations, tips, inspiration, and resources. Our free offerings throughout the month include:
• A new Dharma Talk video each week from our Meditation Month teacher Scott Tusa. This year’s theme is Opening Your Heart: The Four Boundless States as a Pathway to Meaningful Transformation.
• A live Zoom webinar on January 22 at 3pm ET with Scott to ask any questions you have about your practice
• A steady stream of helpful articles online, including classic and contemporary Buddhist teachings
• A Facebook discussion group where you can share your experience and connect with practitioners from all over the world
• A daily email newsletter with practice prompts to encourage you throughout the month
• Our evergreen meditation section of Buddhism for Beginners
Within the Buddhist tradition, the four boundless states—love, compassion, joyfulness, and equanimity—offer a meaningful framework for grappling with struggles many of us face regularly: emotional wounds, ingrained patterns of constriction, and trouble engaging with openness and curiosity. Scott Tusa will help you explore how each of these states, with its inherent quality of boundlessness, can open new and meaningful pathways for transformation.
Meditation Month is free. Consider deepening your experience through a Tricycle subscription.
Week 1 – Cultivating Boundless Equanimity
In the first week, we will delve into the practice of boundless equanimity. This practice helps us cultivate a balanced and even-minded attitude toward all beings, free from bias, attachment, and aversion.
Week 2 – Practicing Boundless Lovingkindness
This week focuses on the practice of boundless love. We will explore how to cultivate an open heart and a genuine wish for all beings (including ourselves) to experience happiness and the causes of happiness.
Week 3 – Fostering Boundless Compassion
This week, we will delve into the practice of boundless compassion, which involves cultivating a heartfelt wish for all beings (including ourselves) to be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.
Week 4 – Experiencing Boundless Joyfulness
Our fourth and final week focuses on the practice of boundless joyfulness. We will explore how to cultivate joy for the happiness and virtues of all beings, rejoicing in their good qualities and good fortune.
Scott Tusa is a Buddhist meditation teacher and practitioner with over two decades of experience in the exploration and embodiment of the Buddhist path. Ordained as a Buddhist monk by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at twenty-eight years old, Scott spent nine years deepening his understanding of the dharma through solitary meditation retreats and in-depth study. Since 2008, he has been sharing his knowledge and guidance, teaching meditation to individuals and groups worldwide, both in person and online.
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