BuddhaFest Online Film Festival

  • Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival Preview: Happiness for No Reason with Tsoknyi Rinpoche Paid Member

    The Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival is back! WHEN: June 17 - July 28 (ticket sales begin June 3) WHAT: The Best in Buddhist Film WHERE: Wherever you are! Starting on Monday, June 17, Tricycle will be home to the third annual Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival. This year's festivities will include six new Buddhist films, six interviews with the films' directors, and six dharma talks with leading Buddhist teachers! We'll also be showing footage from the live BuddhaFest event, June 20-23 in Washington, D.C., and a special encore of past BuddhaFest dharma talks and discussions. More »
  • Buddha Nature Brain Paid Member

    We're down to our last two talks from this year's Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival. Take a look at this preview from Rick Hanson's discussion of dropping down into a "home space" that he points to by infusing neuroscience, contemplative practice and psychology. His talk draws from research on mindfulness and meditation as well as experiential exercises that he shares with us. For the full talk, take a look here. More »
  • The Power of Grace Paid Member

    Krishna Das says, “If we know anything about a path at all, it’s only because of the great ones that have gone before us. Out of their love and kindness, they have left some footprints to follow.” In this talk and special musical performance, available to all, Krishna Das pays tribute to one of the great ones from our own era, Ram Dass, a seminal figure in the modern consciousness movement, sparking spiritual journeys for many with his generation-defining book, Be Here Now. Ram Dass is also the subject of the newest film at the Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival, Ram Dass: Fierce Grace, which started yesterday. Pick up an Online Festival Pass and watch this film and the rest of the BuddhaFest Dharma Talks. It's the final week of the Online Festival. More »
  • Ram Dass: "This Moment is All Right" Paid Member

    Here's a great clip from Ram Dass: Fierce Grace, the new film at the Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival. It's the final week of BuddhaFest, so make sure to drop by the festivities. More »
  • Being Awake in the World: Ven. Pannavati Bhikkhuni Paid Member

    In our latest Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival talk, Ven. Pannavati Bhikkhuni explores what it means to move beyond practice and extend our awareness to take action in the world. Pannavati was raised in the Christian church and has subsequently ordained in several Buddhist traditions. Over the course of her religious journey, she has realized the important role of wakeful service. Watch her talk about how she applies wakefulness to determine what is needed in the world. The full talk can be viewed here. Other talks and films from this year's festival are available through July 6th.  More »
  • Tricycle Talk: Victress Hitchcock, Director of When the Iron Bird Flies Paid Member

    This year's Tricycle | Buddhafest Online Film Festival features two films by wonderwoman director Victress Hitchcock: Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet and When the Iron Bird Flies. The first opened the film festival by highlighting the practice of the Nangchen nuns within the largely male-dominated history of Buddhism in Tibet. With When the Iron Bird Flies, Hitchcock expands her lens, following the journey of Tibetan Buddhism from its past seclusion in the Land of Snows to its current (almost) mainstream status in the West, focusing especially on the effects of the Dalai Lama's escape from Tibet in 1959. More »