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  • Short Films Showcase: Spotlight on "What Does It Mean to be Awake in the World?" Paid Member

    Many films in our Short Films Showcase went for the tried and true technique of answering the competition's challenge question: they asked other people. "What does it mean to be awake in the world," an aptly-named short by filmmakers Fred Yi and Lauren Talley, stands out from the bunch precisely because they interviewed those among us who don't particularly stand out. You know, the Everyman! (Or in the lexicon of just-past politics, Joe the Plumber.) Except for Geshe Nicholas Vreeland, a Tibetan Buddhist monk and the abbot of Rato monastery in India, all of the people that Yi and Talley interview are just...normal people. More »
  • BuddhaFest Encore: Hugh Byrne Paid Member

    As we gear up for this year's Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival we're revisiting some of the teachings that made last year's event so special. The following video is of Hugh Byrne at BuddhaFest in Washington, D.C. on June 19, 2011. For more information on the upcoming online festival (starts May 29) check out the schedule of films and dharma talks here. Hugh Byrne is a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), and somatic meditation teacher based in Washington DC, offering classes, consulting and retreats which give insight into pain management, and healing from trauma. More »
  • The Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival starts one week from today Paid Member

    The Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival is back and just one week away. Below are some of the essential details that you'll want to know. Check out the complete schedule of films and dharma talks here.WHEN: May 29 - July 8 (ticket sales begin May 24) WHAT: The Best in Buddhist Film WHERE: Wherever you are! More »
  • Scholar-Practitioners in American Buddhism Paid Member

    This is part two of a three-part guest blog series by Charles Prebish, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at Pennsylvania State University and Utah State University. In the current issue of Tricycle, Prebish is interviewed by Linda Heuman (Read "Pursuing an American Buddhism" here), however, they had so many topics to cover in such a short time there were many items Prebish would have liked to discuss more fully. Last week we featured "Precepts as Practice in American Buddhism." Join the discussion of this blog post, and the two others, on the interview page. More »
  • Tricycle Talks: Jenny Phillips on The Dhamma Brothers Paid Member

    Jenny Phillips is a cultural anthropologist, psychotherapist, and a documentary filmmaker. She is the director of this month's selection at the Tricycle Film Club, The Dhamma Brothers, a film that follows a 10-day meditation retreat in Donaldson Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison outside Birmingham, Alabama. Listen to Tricycle's Sam Mowe speak with Phillips about the meditation program at Donaldson, the effects that the program has on participants, and the possibility of meditation entering other prisons. More »
  • Karen Armstrong to present "State of the Charter for Compassion" this Thursday, March 22 Paid Member

    Last September, Tricycle partnered with the Compassionate Action Network to support Karen Armstrong's work on the Charter for Compassion. This Thursday, March 22, Armstrong is going to present a "State of the Charter for Compassion" that you can watch livestream here. To get pumped up and prepared for Armstrong's presentation—and to learn more about the Charter for Compassion— read interviews with Armstrong here and here, or watch the video below.Nearly 86,000 people have signed the Charter for Compassion, a document designed to promote the Golden Rule around the world, and you can too by visiting here. More »