BuddhaFest Online Film Festival

  • Watch: Interview with the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje Paid Member

    About a year ago, Tricycle interviewed Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa, head of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. (Editor's Note: There are actually two claimants to the Karmapa's seat, read more about the controversy here.) This was long before we knew that he would be the subject of Bodhisattva, one of the films now playing at the Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival. In the interview the Karmapa discussed his work as a poet and artists, spiritual bypassing, his environmental concerns, and his daily life in India. It's the perfect introduction to the star of Mark Elliot's Bodhisattva: The Journey of the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa. Watch the interview below and then BuddhaFest Pass holders can watch the film here. More »
  • Ram Dass astral projects to BuddhaFest Paid Member

    BuddhaFest was a great success! It was capped by a guest appearance by Ram Dass, who attended via Skype, as you see here. The live event closed on a high note, but the online event continues for another three weeks! Like Ram Dass, you can participate without leaving home. If you haven't already, get your festival pass here.   More »
  • The BuddhaFest Dharma Talks are right around the corner... Paid Member

    The Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival is happy to present the dharma talks for this year's online festival. Featured speakers include: Congressman Tim Ryan, Tara Brach, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Sharon Salzberg, Krishna Das, and more. Below you will find descriptions for all six of the talks as well as a schedule for when they will appear on Tricycle. The talks will be posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the remaining three weeks of the Online Festival.Want to watch all of these dharma talks? Get your Online Festival Pass. Tara Brach and Congressman Tim Ryan The Alchemy of Transformation: Awakening Our Hearts, Healing Our World June 19 More »
  • Tricycle Talk: Mark Verkerk, director of Buddha's Lost Children Paid Member

    Last week I spoke with Mark Verkerk, the Dutch filmmaker and the director of Buddha's Lost Children, this week's BuddhaFest film (you can read about the film and watch the trailer here). Mark shot Buddha's Lost Children over the course of a year in the remote regions of Thailand. The documentary, released in 2006, won many awards, including Best Spiritual Film in the European Spiritual Film Fest, the City of Rome Prize, and the Grand Jury Prize AFI in Los Angeles. More »
  • BuddhaFest: A Festival for Heart & Mind Paid Member

    We've all been enjoying the great Buddhist cinema at the Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival. But did you know that the live BuddhaFest festival starts this Thursday?! Enjoy the short video below to learn a little bit more about the event. More »
  • Buddha's Lost Children (And A Tough-Love Monk) Paid Member

    We have a new film at the Tricycle | Buddhafest Online Film Festival: Buddha's Lost Children, directed by Mark Verkerk. The Tricycle team watched it together yesterday afternoon, and let me tell you, this one's a good one. The film follows Thai boxer turned Buddhist monk Phra Khru Bah Neua Chai Kositto (Khru Bah, for short), as he takes young children from the fringes of Thai society into his monastery, saving them from a life of impoverishment or drug abuse. Focusing on three boys at the monastery, the film shows their transformation throughout a year under Khru Bah's care. More »