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…

Get Off the Fucking Road

There may be a day while you are riding your bike. A motorist passes you, and calls out, “Get off the fucking road!” You may be puzzled. What do these words mean? The key to understanding this motorist’s cry is to realize that the road does not copulate with itself. Rather, it is you who…

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…

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…

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…

Wayfarer’s Meditation

I passed the rest of the trip in a state of near-reverence for those beautiful, peaceful, soulful mountains. The rides were demanding and quiet, and I rode with a pure love of the bike, until Boon began to feel like the Holy Land to me, a place I had to come to on a pilgrimage…I…

Basic Bicycling Meditation

Like most meditations, you can begin by being aware of your breath while on the bike. How does it feel to breathe in and out while you’re moving along? You can spend some time here, feeling the breath going in, going out. You can picture all the good things flowing into your system on the…