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— Episode #64

‘Music or Madness, It’s Up to You’

With Ruth Ozeki
‘Music or Madness, It’s Up to You’

On the release of her new novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness, Ruth Ozeki joins Tricycle’s editor-in-chief James Shaheen to discuss the redemptive power of writing, the interplay between creativity and madness, and relational modes of healing.

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— Episode #63

The Anxiety of Return

With Josh Korda
The Anxiety of Return

In today’s episode of Tricycle Talks, Josh Korda, a counselor and the guiding teacher at Dharma Punx NYC, offers a more skillful way to manage life’s stressors and live with greater ease.

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— Episode #62

Inside Tricycle’s Fall 2021 Issue

With Jordan Quaglia, Vanessa Zuisei Goddard, and Ira Helderman
Inside <i>Tricycle’s</i> Fall 2021 Issue

In this episode of Tricycle Talks, editor-in-chief James Shaheen is joined by three contributors—Jordan Quaglia, Vanessa Zuisei Goddard, and Ira Helderman—to take a closer look at our Fall 2021 issue.

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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 #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 #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 #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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What Do You Believe Now?

What Do You Believe Now? takes a look at the religious lives of young Americans through interviews with six millennials— Buddhist, Catholic, Pagan, Jew, Muslim, and Lakota—who share their struggles and aspirations, first as teens in 2001 and again as 30-somethings in 2018.

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