Podcast: Tricycle Talks

Podcast series featuring leading voices and thinkers in the contemporary Buddhist world

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— Episode #49

Religion As We Know It

With Jack Miles
Religion As We Know It

What is religion? Is Buddhism a religion? How about democracy? And how religious (or not) do you have to be to ask? 

In the latest episode of Tricycle Talks, Tricycle’s Editor and Publisher James Shaheen speaks to Jack Miles, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and scholar of religion, about what we mean when we say something is a religion and how Miles’s own life has led him back to this question time and again. 

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— Episode #48

Real Change: A Succession Star on the Power of Empathy 

With Arian Moayed
Real Change: A<i> Succession</i> Star on the Power of Empathy 

In this episode, Tricycle’s Editor and Publisher James Shaheen sits down with Sharon Salzberg and Succession actor Arian Moayed to discuss the power and practice of both theater and meditation. Arian is the co-founder of Waterwell, an organization working to tackle society’s issues through theater, art, and education. Arian also speaks about loss and growing up as an immigrant in the United States—as well as the hard choices immigrants must make in this country. It’s part of Tricycle Talks’ Real Change podcast series based on Sharon’s new book Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World, which offers a new perspective on how activism and meditation practice can uplift each other. 

Their conversation is the final installment of the five-part series featuring Sharon’s book and the people in it who are creating change in their communities. Make sure to check out our episodes with Sharon Salzberg, Shelly Tygielski, and Michael Kink, and Daisy Hernández

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— Episode #47

Real Change: Finding Our Refuge in Ourselves 

With Daisy Hernández
Real Change: Finding Our Refuge in Ourselves 

In this episode, Tricycle’s Editor and Publisher James Shaheen sits down with Sharon Salzberg and Daisy Hernández to discuss the personal circumstances that led Sharon and Daisy to Buddhist practice. The author of the award-winning memoir A Cup of Water Under My Bed and the co-editor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism, Daisy is an Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing Program at Miami University in Ohio. This episode is part of Tricycle Talks’ Real Change podcast series based on Sharon’s new book Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World, which offers a new perspective on how activism and meditation practice can uplift each other. 

Their conversation is the fourth in the five-part series featuring Sharon’s book and the people in it who are creating change in their communities. Tricycle Talks will be releasing the other episodes throughout the month. Stay tuned to hear our conversation with Arian Moayed—and make sure to check out our episodes with Sharon Salzberg, Shelly Tygielski, and Michael Kink.  

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— Episode #46

Real Change: Economic Justice for All

With Michael Kink
Real Change: Economic Justice for All

The executive director of the Strong Economy for All Coalition, a labor-community organization focused on income inequality and fighting for a fair wage for all workers, Michael has been on the frontline of changemaking for decades. But Michael found that practicing Buddhism radically improved how he showed up to work. Meditation, he discovered, is something that is always helpful and always available—even in the midst of chaos. 

In this episode, Tricycle’s Editor and Publisher James Shaheen sits down with Michael and Sharon Salzberg to discuss how Michael’s practice empowers his work. It’s part of Tricycle Talks’ Real Change podcast series based on Sharon’s new book Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World, which offers a new perspective on how activism and meditation practice can uplift each other. 

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— Episode #45

Real Change: Pandemic of Love

With Shelly Tygielski
Real Change: Pandemic of Love

In this episode, Tricycle’s Editor and Publisher James Shaheen sits down with Sharon Salzberg and Shelly Tygielski, mindfulness teacher and creator of the mutual aid fund Pandemic of Love, to discuss how Shelly turned grief into action. They also talk about the retreats the two of them have held for victims of mass shootings. 

Their conversation is the second in the five-part Real Change podcast series featuring Sharon’s new book, Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World, and the people in it who are creating change in their communities. Tricycle Talks will be releasing the other episodes throughout the month. Stay tuned to hear conversations with Michael Kink, Daisy Hernández, and Arian Moayed.

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— Episode #44

Real Change: Meditation and Action 

With Sharon Salzberg
Real Change: Meditation and Action 

In this episode, Tricycle’s Editor and Publisher James Shaheen speaks to Sharon Shalzberg about the making of her new book, Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and Our World, and how her meditation practice provides an emotional anchor in difficult times. 

This month, Tricycle Talks is releasing five podcasts featuring people who are creating change in their communities. Stay tuned for episodes with four other changemakers—Shelly Tygielski, Michael Kink, Daisy Hernández, and Arian Moayed—who are using their unique platforms to bring about real change in the world. 

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— Episode #43

You Belong

With Sebene Selassie
You Belong

In this episode, Tricycle’s Editor and Publisher James Shaheen talks with Selassie to discuss You Belong and what it means to be alive in a time when our separateness is more emphasized than our connection. 

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— Episode #42

Wisdom for My Grandson

With Charles Johnson
Wisdom for My Grandson

In this episode of Tricycle Talks, Tricycle’s Editor and Publisher James Shaheen sat down with Charles “Chuck” Johnson to discuss his latest work, Grand: A Grandparent’s Wisdom for the Next Generation, a book of advice for his grandson, Emery. Much of the advice is rooted in Buddhist wisdom. 

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— Episode #40

Joanna Macy and the Work of Our Time

With Joanna Macy
Joanna Macy and the Work of Our Time

Tricycle’s Editor and Publisher James Shaheen talks to Joanna Macy—environmental activist, author of eight books, and a scholar of Buddhism—about how she believes we can move forward in a time of great despair, and transform our despair into action. 

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The Third Harmony

Ahimsa, or non-harming, is a cornerstone of the Buddha’s teachings. It also has driven various social movements. Through interviews with activists and experts, this film explores how nonviolent action brings about radical change.

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