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Highlights from the Week: New Film Club, Dharma Talk, and Haiku Challenge

Nothing is permanent, everything is precious. Here’s a selection of some happenings—fleeting or otherwise—at Tricycle and in the Buddhist world this week.

August’s Film Club: Karmalink

When two teenagers team up to hunt for a mysterious past-life treasure seen in a recurring dream, they find a chilling link between the treasure and a neuroscientists’ quest to attain digital enlightenment. Set in near-future Phnom Penh, Cambodia, this timely Buddhist sci-fi is a thrilling one-of-a-kind adventure. Watch the movie here.

A Reflection on Visiting Hiroshima

In honor of the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Tricycle published a moving reflection by American Zen minister Steve Kanji Ruhl. Read it here.

August’s Dharma Talk: A 28-Day Meditation Program on Finding Real Happiness

This month, we resurfaced an archival Dharma Talk from meditation teacher and author Sharon Salzberg, who shares practical tools to help deepen concentration, mindfulness, and compassion. Watch the Dharma Talk here.

A Short Guided Meditation on Loving People We Don’t Like 

Meditation teacher Kim Brown shared a short audio practice for cultivating lovingkindness. Try it here.

August’s Haiku Challenge

This month’s season word for the Tricycle Haiku Challenge is “cool/coolness.” Read more about the challenge and submit your haiku for consideration here.

August 16: Exploring Liminal Spaces: A Workshop with Andrew Holecek

Tibetan Buddhist author and scholar Andrew Holecek will lead a workshop on August 16, from 4-5pm EST, on navigating liminal spaces through the lens of the Tibetan dream yoga and bardo teachings. Register here.

August 29: Concern for All Beings: Tara Brach on Plant-Based Eating

What does the dharma say about vegetarianism? How might plant-based eating support our spiritual practice? On August 29, join Tara Brach and Tricycle editor-in-chief James Shaheen for a conversation on these and other important questions at the intersection of our dietary choices and spiritual path. Register here.

International Network of Engaged Buddhists Issues Statement Urging Compassion and an End to Violence in Myanmar

The INEB, which was created in 1989 in Thailand to connect engaged Buddhists around the world, laid out a three-point appeal to the military junta to restore peace in the country.

The 31st Tibetan Terminology Meeting Finalizes Over 670 Standard Terms

The annual meeting is an important effort to preserve and promote the Tibetan language.

On August 7, Daisy Hernández Will Appear in Conversation with Lupita Aquino for a Discussion on the Paperback Release of The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation’s Neglect of a Deadly Disease.

Listen to Hernández, a Tricycle contributing editor, discuss the book on our podcast, Tricycle Talks, here.

Australia’s ABC News Outlet Profiles the Thai Women Defying Convention and Becoming Buddhist Nuns

The story profiles Achara Ratanakasin and Anne Lertpanyawai on their inspiring journey.

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