Ezra Bayda


Ezra Bayda on Forgiveness

Perhaps one of the commonest places we get stuck, and consequently one of the places that most prevents happiness, is in holding onto resentments. If there is even one person that we can’t forgive, it closes…

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Giving Through Relationships

From Chapter 13 of our current Tricycle Retreat leader Ezra Bayda’s new book, Beyond Happiness, The Zen Way to True Contentment, We often look to relationships as a source of our personal happiness. Our relationships with…

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Where is the Joy?

Week 3 of Zen teacher Ezra Bayda’s Tricycle Retreat, “Relationships, Love, and Spiritual Practice” begins today! So far the retreat has been quite a success with lots of fruitful discussion as Ezra takes us deeper and…

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The Dalai Lama “Joke” and Buddhist Humor

What’s so funny about suffering, anyway? Well, this week, if you follow Dalai Lama news, you couldn’t help but see his bemused reaction to the mangled failure of a “joke” from Australian newscaster Karl Stevanovic. (What…

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BuddhaFest: Cave in the Snow

The Tricycle BuddhaFest Online Film Festival continues today with Cave in the Snow, a 52-minute film about the life of Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, one of the most senior nuns in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She spent…

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Obituaries News

Charlotte Joko Beck has died

Zen teacher Charlotte Joko Beck has died. Her dharma heir Elihu Genmyo Smith, writes: The following from Joko’s daughter and son: Our mother, Joko, died peacefully at 0730 Wednesday June 15, 2011. That’s all for now. …

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Being Present

From Chapter 5 of our current Tricycle Retreat leader Ezra Bayda’s new book, Beyond Happiness, The Zen Way to True Contentment,     Being Present     Up to this point the primary emphasis in this book has…

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What is Happiness?

Our current Tricycle Retreat teacher Ezra Bayda, from his new book, Beyond Happiness: The Zen Way to True Contentment, The basic teaching underlying every religion and every spiritual path is that it’s possible to experience fundamental…

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