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Buddha Buzz Weekly: August 10th, 2018

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Buddha Buzz Weekly: August 10th, 2018

Nothing is permanent, so everything is precious. Here’s a selection of some happenings—fleeting or otherwise—in the Buddhist world this week. Zen Hospice Project Suspends Operations, Needs More Funding to Reopen Zen Hospice Project, the pioneering Buddhist-inspired residential hospice that has operated in San Francisco since 1987, suspended their guesthouse at the end of June because […]

By Eliza Rockefeller

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The story of Tibetan Buddhism’s emergence in the West cannot be told without acknowledging the life of the late Chöje Akong Tulku Rinpoche (1939–2013). In 1959, when tensions between China and Tibet came to a head, 19-year-old Akong Rinpoche, his close friend Chögyam Trungpa, and 200 other Tibetans embarked on foot on a dangerous journey to northern India. With historical footage—including scenes from this 10-month trek across the Himalayas—and recent interviews, this documentary celebrates Akong Rinpoche’s lifelong commitment to share the Buddhist teachings with many thousands around the world.

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