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— Episode #61

The Hungry Ghosts Among Us

With Andy Rotman
The Hungry Ghosts Among Us

In today’s episode of Tricycle Talks, Andy Rotman, a scholar of South Asian religions and author of Hungry Ghosts, introduces us to the denizens of Buddhist hell who are driven by greed and meanness. These ancient ghost stories, Rotman says, can help us make sense of our darker sides and engage with the pain and suffering of others.

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— Episode #60

How a Buddhist Mom and Activist Took on the National Rifle Association

With Shannon Watts
How a Buddhist Mom and Activist Took on the National Rifle Association

In the latest episode of Tricycle Talks, Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, tells Tricycle’s editor-in-chief James Shaheen and cohost Sharon Salzberg about what it’s like to work with communities afflicted by gun violence and how her Buddhist meditation practice has kept her in the fight despite Twitter trolls and fierce pushback from the National Rifle Association.

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— Episode #59

Tired of Pretending to Be Me

With Joseph Goldstein
Tired of Pretending to Be Me

In today’s episode, Tricycle’s editor-in-chief James Shaheen sits down with Joseph Goldstein, cofounder and guiding teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, who recently emerged from a 3-month silent retreat. They discuss the value and challenges of a long retreat, the wisdom of investigation and curiosity, and why we need to make more room for joy and humor on retreat and off. At the end of the conversation, Joseph leads a brief mindfulness meditation to re-ground ourselves in the present moment.

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— Episode #14

Interconnectedness with Nature

With Dekila Chungyalpa
Interconnectedness with Nature

Dekila Chungyalpa is a conservation scientist and director of the Loka Initiative, a faith-based, climate-activism program. In this episode, Dekila shares a practice to strengthen our interconnectedness with the natural world using awareness and breathing.

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— Episode #58

Inside Tricycle’s Summer 2021 Issue

With Mindy Newman, Kaia Fischer, Souvankham Thammavongsa, and Kenneth Tanaka
Inside <i>Tricycle’s</i> Summer 2021 Issue

In this episode of Tricycle Talks, editor-in-chief James Shaheen is joined by four contributors—Mindy Newman, Kaia Fischer, Souvankham Thammavongsa, and Kenneth Tanaka—to take a closer look at our Summer 2021 issue.

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— Episode #57

The Middle Way Through the Long Haul

With Toni Bernhard
The Middle Way Through the Long Haul

In this episode of Tricycle Talks, Tricycle’s editor-in-chief James Shaheen talks to author Toni Bernhard about her Buddhist practice, how her journey to self-acceptance and authorship began, and what advice she would give to people who are “too young to be sick,” or those who are suffering from long haul COVID symptoms.

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— Episode #13

Bringing Our Practice into the Workplace  

With Pamela Weiss
Bringing Our Practice into the Workplace  

Pamela Weiss is a teacher in the Insight Meditation and Soto Zen Buddhist traditions and the founder of Appropriate Response, an organization dedicated to bringing mindful awareness to the workplace. In this two-part episode, Pamela leads a before and after work meditation to help integrate our practice into our daily life and work. 

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— Episode #56

Grieving Mindfully

With Sameet Kumar
Grieving Mindfully

We have end-of-life rituals for a reason—to help us accept loss and fully grieve. With well over half a million lives lost to the pandemic so far, grieving may look different under lockdown but it has no off-switch. In this episode of  Tricycle Talks, Sameet Kumar, a clinical psychologist, grief counselor, and author, joins Tricycle’s editor-in-chief, James Shaheen, and co-host Sharon Salzberg for a conversation about grief, how we’ve come to redefine it during this time of social distancing, and the importance of staying present to it. 

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— Episode #12

Be a Walking Buddha

With Mindy Newman
Be a Walking Buddha

Mindy Newman is a psychotherapist and a meditation teacher at the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science. In this episode, Mindy leads a walking meditation to help cultivate love and compassion for all beings we may encounter. 

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— Episode #55

Becoming a Buddhist Climate Scientist  

With Dekila Chungyalpa
Becoming a Buddhist Climate Scientist  

For the last 12 years, Dekila Chungyalpa has worked with religious and indigenous leaders, scientists, and policymakers to design community-based environmental and climate programs. But having grown up in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim, surrounded by strong women who chose to walk the monastic path, Chungyalpa hasn’t always found it easy to show up as both a devout Tibetan Buddhist and a conservation scientist.

In this episode of Tricycle Talks, Chungyalpa shares with Tricycle’s editor James Shaheen how she’s come to integrate her commitments to science and faith, deal with climate deniers, and head the Loka Initiative, a climate-change outreach program that empowers and uplifts religious communities. In the face of so much eco-anxiety, climate distress, and doom and gloom, it is ultimately Buddhist teachings on emptiness, impermanence, non-attachment, and compassion, she says, that sustain her.

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Buddhist films and discussion for the Tricycle Community

the monk chiken in front of mount fuji in the film tenzo

Tenzo

Soto Zen monks Chiken and Ryugyo, two classmates, grapple with the trauma of Japan's post-Fukushima socio-economic crisis while trying to lead their respective temples. Tenzo freely blends fact and fiction in a genre-bending experimental tale based on real Soto Zen monks.

By Katsuya Tomita

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