BuddhaFest Online Film Festival

  • Happiness for No Reason Paid Member

    Today we've posted another great talk by Tsokyni Rinpoche from this year's Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival. Take a look at this preview of Rinpoche's talk where he tells a wonderfully illustrative talk of how he finds buddhanature in the modern speedy world. For those with a festival pass, the full talk can be viewed here. More »
  • Tricycle Talk: Interview with Mark Elliott, Director of Bodhisattva Paid Member

    The Tricycle | Buddhafest Online Film Festival is still going strong. Our new film this week, which started Monday, is Mark Elliott's Bodhisattva—The Journey of the Seventeenth Gyalwa Karmapa. The film documents Ogyen Trinley Dorje, one of the two claimants to the title of the 17th Karmapa, as he visits the United States for the first time. In this Tricycle Talk, Elliott was kind enough to exchange his usual position behind the camera for one in front of it.   Click here to watch Bodhisattva and buy an online film festival pass. More »
  • Congressman Tim Ryan at BuddhaFest Paid Member

    Here's another preview of one of the talks at BuddhaFest this year. If you haven't already heard about about Congressman Tim Ryan's new book and personal advocacy for mindfulness in our nation, here's a chance to see him deliver his vision to the crowd at BuddhaFest this year. Already have a pass to this year's festival? Check out the rest of the congressman's talk here. Still haven't signed up? The online festival is continuing through Sunday, July 8th. Get your pass here. More »
  • Tara Brach: The Alchemy of Transformation Paid Member

    We are happy to share the the first dharma talk from the Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival. Watch a preview of Tara Brach discussing the power that a minfulness practice brings to freeing our hearts, and to bringing intimacy and transformation to our closest relationships. If you're keen on watching the rest of Tara Brach's talk (and more from Tim Ryan, Sharon Salzberg, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Ven. Pannavait Bhikkhuni, Rick Hanson & Krishna Das) be sure get your online festival pass. For those already taking part in the festival, the full video can be viewed here. More »
  • 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 »