Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Via Tricycle: Meditation Month Is Coming Soon!

Are you hoping to start a regular meditation practice? Looking to pick up where you left off? Could your current practice use a dash of invigoration and guidance? If so, you’re in luck, because Meditation Month is one week away! Commit to sit with us every day of the month—we’ll be here to lend you a hand along the way.

Beginning next Monday, February 29, we’ll be kicking off Meditation Month with the first of five guided meditations led by Vipassana teacher Spring Washam. Sign up for Meditation Month here, and you’ll be able to ask Spring questions about your practice. If you're a Tricycle subscriber, you can also look forward to the release of our third volume of Tricycle Teachings: Meditation, a selection of the clearest and most helpful meditation instructions from Pema Chödrön, Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, and many others. The guidance of these master meditators will help you commit to a full month of “sit.”

When it’s time to get off your seat and back on the track, court, field, or yoga mat, consider the words of Tricycle contributor (and elementary school gym teacher) Alex Tzelnic: “Practice, both the athletic and the spiritual kind, is not a manifestation of perfection but an acceptance of imperfection.” Read more about the link between athletics and compassionate action in the latest installment of his web-column, “(Meta)Physical Education.

Finally, if you haven’t watched this month’s Film Club selection, Siddharth, now’s your last chance. This film, about one father’s quest to find his missing 12-year-old, won Best Film and Best Director at the South Asian International Film Festival. It’ll be gone by March, so tune in before Meditation Month takes the place of movie night.