Rev. Allan Lokos, the guiding teacher of New York City’s Community Meditation Center and author of the popular book Pocket Peace, begins his Tricycle Retreat Monday, August 2nd. It’s called “Seven Steps to Enlightenment,” and as the name implies, it consists of seven teachings to lead you to greater peace. Watch the first video, “Developing Patience,” here. The message or mantra of the video is “Only I can destroy my peace, and I choose not to do so.” The first video in our retreats are always free, To view subsequent videos, become a Tricycle Community Sustaining Member. We’d like to thank Bonnie Myotai Treace, Sensei, for her wonderful retreat, “Whole Life Offering” with its cleansing message of paying attention to water. Suzuki Roshi said, “Water is inside our physical body and in plants too; there is water all over. In the same way the pure source is everywhere.” The pure source is in us—it is us. Our Earth needs us to pay attention now more than ever, and we thank Myotai Sensei for her compassionate and crucial teaching. You can watch her Week 1 video here, and read her beautiful answers to viewers’ questions here.