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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’s 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 Hernandez, 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 Hernandez, 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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— Episode #39

The Legacy of Michael Stone

With Carina Stone
The Legacy of Michael Stone

Carina Stone sits down with Tricycle’s Editor and Publisher James Shaheen to discuss the legacy of her late husband Michael Stone. Last year, Carina finished working on The World Comes to You: Notes on Practice, Love, and Social Action, a collection of Michael’s teachings. While editing the book, Carina grappled with difficult questions about Michael’s life, all while working through her own grief around his death. 

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— Episode #38

Why I’m Not a Buddhist

With Evan Thompson
Why I’m Not a Buddhist

Scholar Evan Thompson talks with Tricycle’s Editor and Publisher James Shaheen to discuss the problems with Buddhist modernism, his own spiritual and philosophical journey, and why he is, in fact, not a Buddhist. 

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— Episode #37

Radical Compassion

With Tara Brach
Radical Compassion

Tricycle’s Editor and Publisher James Shaheen sit down with Tara Brach, author and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C., to discuss how we can use RAIN to break our addiction to self-judgment by becoming more aware of the ways we react and relaxing our identification with our feelings.

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The darkhans of Buryatia, a Buddhist region of Siberia, were craftsmen and blacksmiths revered for their artistic skills and shamanistic ability. Today, Dashi Namdakov, a descendant of darkhans, is an internationally renowned artist and sculptor who infuses his work with shamanism, Buddhism, and Buryat mythology.

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