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Tricycle Talks: Listen to Buddhist teachers, writers, and thinkers on life's big questions. Hosted by James Shaheen, editor in chief of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, the leading Buddhist magazine in the West. Life As It Is: Join James Shaheen with co-host Sharon Salzberg and learn how to bring Buddhist practice into your everyday life. Tricycle: The Buddhist Review creates award-winning editorial... more

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4.6 out of 5 stars from 420 ratings
  • I’m absolutely loving this podcast.

    I have a 4 hour commute to work each day and I am so grateful for the lessons. Thank you.

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    Australiaa month ago
  • Amazing interviews

    I am learning so much from each and every interview that James and Sharon have. Deeply grateful!

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    United Statesa month ago
  • shallow and boring

    You could search high & low and not find a podcast host as boring, shallow and uninformed as James Shaheen.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • Great companion to Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

    "Tricycle Talks is a wonderful, insightful Buddhist podcast that consistently delivers thought-provoking interviews and meaningful discussions. Each episode provides a deep dive into various aspects of Buddhism, offering listeners a rich tapestry of perspectives and wisdom. The engaging conversations make it a valuable resource for anyone exploring Buddhism through the lens of contemporary voices."

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    Ryvre Mohiam
    United States3 months ago
  • Wonderful podcast

    As a person who has been reading Tricycle Magazine since my teenage years, I am so happy to have come across this podcast. The episodes are deeply interesting—I especially love the episodes on anger, compassion, art, and more. There is wisdom to be found on every episode, and I can’t wait for future episodes. 🌱🌷

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    United Statesa year ago

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