It occurred to me that the greatest value of our bikes is that they lead us to deeper enquiry. They carry us to new places within ourselves. We learn very real things about our internal physical functions. They expose the wonderous workings of our body/mind while connecting us in the outer world. They take us there under our own power at our own pace. Bicycles become our teachers and healers and friends. They guide us through the greater world by prompting us with questions and encourage­ment. Bicycles motivate us through the realms of science, sociology and spirituality whether carrying us to the corner or around the world. All we have to do is ride them. That’s a damn good deal.

–Zoot Katz

Please click on one of the links below to view a meditation. More will be added to this page as they are developed.

Prayer Wheel

This meditation is similar to the Bicycling A Name of God one — it’s just using a different image and focus. Instead of pedaling out the word that is the name of God, you are turning the Wheel of the Dharma (dharmachakra). Wheels symbolize the Wheel of Buddhist Law, the endless cycle of birth and rebirth. They…

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Journaling With Your Bike

Honor the writing. Honor the silence. Honor your life stories and you will be fine. —Christina Baldwin Here’s a meditation for you to consider when you have something that is bugging you — a problem of some sort. It combines riding your bike and writing in a journal. Here’s how you start: you begin by…

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Bicycle Path of Blessing

Every vision born of earth is fleeting Every vision born of heaven is a blessing For people, the sight of spring warms their hearts For fish, the rhythm of the ocean is a blessing The brilliant sun that shines in every heart. For the heaven’s earth and all creatures. What a blessing!… The heart can’t…

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Bicycling a Name of God

The name that can be spoken is not the Eternal Name –Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching You start off with getting yourself into a basic bicycling meditation. When your breathing is feeling like it is flowing naturally, and your body is relaxed and working smoothly on the bicycle, you can stay there as long as you…

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