The First Mindfulness Training

This video was created by R. Coleman fulling around with some movie-making software. What he came up with is truly amazing. The images are pretty gruesome at times, but relevant to the text of the first mindfulness training. They are accompanied by Krishna Das chanting the Hanuman Puja. The mindfulness trainings are a set of […]

The First Precept

Bernie Glassman is back again with more words of wisdom from Tricycle Daily Dharma. This time, he is talking about the first precept taught by the Buddha. The traditional rendering of this precept is, “Non-killing,” or  “To abstain from killing any living creature.” This is sometimes taken to extreme by certain monks and nuns in […]

The Manifesto by Charlie Chaplin

A bowler hat. Baggy pants. A comedic mustache. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? For most people, it’s the comic visionary ­Charlie Chaplin. And although he entertained early movie­ goers in silence… it was his words of wisdom that had the power to inspire. His iconic speech in the movie “The Dictator” is […]