• The Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in Big Sur–the oldest Buddhist monastery in the Western Hemisphere–prepares to fight against the encroaching fires in California. (Thanks to editor-at-large Andrew Cooper for the link.)
  • Representatives for the Dalai Lama are in Beijing for another round of talks on Tibet, with the Olympic games about a month away.
  • A Buddhist nun in Vietnam teaches Shaolin to students at the Viet Nam National Buddhism Academy. (Thanks to Doug Edelson for the link.)

* A note to readers: with Phil away, your tips and links are greatly appreciated. Thanks for helping to keep the blog chugging along.

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