Buddhism with a Big “B”

You had to know this was coming. Buddhism with a big “B”, what Slavoy Zizek, Killing the Buddha and others have called “corporate Buddhism.” I mean Buddhism as a Big Business. It’s Buddhism in the Big Business of selling you happiness, liberation, contentment, satisfaction, inner peace, joy, but most of all career success, wealth and social esteem. It was on it’s way on the heels of all the magazines, retreat centres, websites, mindfulness research, leadership institutes and 2.0 conferences. With this particular series, we have  arrived at a truly American Buddhism. And here it is, brought to you by Tricycle, in all it’s bourgeoisie neoliberal glory:


The world often tells us we do not have enough, we are not enough. No matter how fast we run, there isn’t enough time, pleasure, accomplishment, or peace to be had. Join Tricycle and the Shinnyo Center for Meditation and Well-being in our new What’s Enough? series of talks that will present a rare opportunity to press the pause button in our crazy-busy lives and ask: What are we really striving for and how much of it do we really need?

What’s Enough Drive?
What’s Enough Security?
What’s Enough Money?
What’s Enough Truth?

What’s Enough Success?

In New York, success is the brass ring. But have you defined it for yourself? Join co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline and Good Morning America Dan Harris, founder and executive director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership Janice Marturano, and author and psychotherapist Mark Epstein in their roundtable discussion of “What’s Enough Success?” moderated by magazine writer, editor, and mindfulness teacher Amy Gross.

When: Wednesday, October 29, 7-9pm

7-8:30: Roundtable discussion
8:30-9: Reception – Mingle with other guests and enjoy light refreshments.

Where: The Shinnyo Center for Meditation and Well-being
19 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018

Ticket Information:

General Admission (upstairs seating)

$30* – Public Admission
$25 – Tricycle Sustaining and Supporting Members

*Join the Tricycle community and receive $5 off your General Admission “What’s Enough” ticket.

Downstairs seating with livestream – $15

There are limited seats available, so don’t delay! Buy your ticket now.

Check back on this page for further information about our upcoming discussion topics, including:

What’s Enough Drive?
What’s Enough Security?
What’s Enough Money?
What’s Enough Truth?

Questions about this series? Call us at 212-929-0320.


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