As members of the Tricycle Community we are well aware of the many benefits of being a Buddhist practitioner in the Internet age: online retreats, downloadable Buddhist art, and discussions about life’s important questions, to name a few. However, as Tricycle contributing editor Pico Iyer notes in a recent opinion piece for The New York Times, sometimes our devices leave us “feeling empty and too full all at once.” Being in the World, the current film at the Tricycle Film Club, raises the question of whether we have forgotten what it means to be truly human in today’s technological age. By looking at the lives of three remarkable individuals—a poet and flamenco dancer, a chef, and carpenter—this film, by Tao Ruspoli, celebrates the ability of human beings to find meaning in the world through the mastery of physical, intellectual, and creative skills.
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