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Racism with a Smile

The current media vogue is to construe racism as something neo-Nazis, skinheads, or other marginal bigots do. This absolves the rest of us from taking responsibility not just for individual acts of discrimination and bias on a daily basis, but also for the ways in which white supremacy reinforces and guarantees white skin privilege. Racism […]

By lori pierce

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Race in the Sangha: Taking the Path Together

In 1992 I was visiting a Buddhist friend, and saw a copy of Beneath a Single Moon: Buddhism in Contemporary American Poetry (Shambhala Publications, 1991) sitting on the table. Intrigued, I picked it up and scanned the table of contents to see which American poets had been selected for inclusion in the anthology’s 358 pages. […]

By mushim

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New Downloadable Transcripts for Tricycle Online Retreats

  We are happy to announce that from now on, all of our online, four-week retreats will have downloadable transcripts for the hearing impaired. The transcripts for our current retreat with Segyu Rinpoche, and for all retreats in the future, can be found under “Supplementary Materials,” on the right hand side of each retreat teaching […]

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Cultivating Compassion: Third Week of Segyu Rinpoche’s Retreat

In this week’s online retreat teaching, Cultivating Compassion, Segyu Rinpoche discusses the development of compassion and warns of the harmful pitfalls that often stem from our desire to help others. Rinpoche outlines compassion in three steps: motivation, action, and skillful means. Though empathy and the motivation to ease others’ suffering are essential aspects of the bodhisattva path, Rinpoche warns us not to let our intentions become contaminated with our own agendas […]

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Meditation Month, Day 21: Acknowledging Anger

It was only a few years ago that I realized just how angry I was. I had been immersed in Buddhist practice for some time, but was in the habit of glossing over the token “Anger” chapter in Buddhist practice literature. In Tricycle’s “Dealing with Anger”-type articles I would maybe read the pull quotes and […]

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A New Buddhist Story: Week Three of David Loy’s Retreat

In this third week of David Loy’s retreat, he delves further into the notion of a collective self, suggesting that in order to strive for a “collective awakening,” we as a species need to reconsider our current “story,” or our prevailing perception of ourselves and where we come from. Taking us through various historical points […]

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Do Not Waste Time: Week Three of Caroline Yongue’s Retreat

This week begins “Do Not Waste Time,” the third week of Caroline Yongue’s retreat on preparing for death. In this third installment, Caroline advises us on how to eliminate distractions from our daily routines, how to create new habits to live more meritoriously, and walks us through the Essential Phowa Practice and the Dissolution of […]

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Conveying Our Wishes: Week 2 of Caroline Yongue’s Retreat

This week begins “Conveying Our Wishes,” the second week of Caroline Yongue’s retreat on preparing for death. In this installment, Yongue enumerates a variety of options for near- and after-death care, and advises us to carefully consider these options. They include choices regarding hospice care, funerary preferences, and organ and tissue donation. It is best […]

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