BuddhaFest Online Film Festival

  • Short Films Showcase: Today's Featured Shorts 5/30 Paid Member

    The Short Films Showcase voting continues. Because we know you don't have time to watch all 25 videos at once (even though they're only 5 minutes each) we're featuring couple on the blog each day to help you get through them. More »
  • Short Films Showcase: Today's Featured Films Paid Member

    If you haven't already heard about our Short Films Showcase, we have twenty-five original films all competing for your votes here, trying to answer the question "What does it mean to be Awake in the World?" Voting goes until June 8, when the entry that receives the highest combination of votes and average rating will win $1,000 in cash and two 4-Day All Festival Passes to BuddhaFest. More »
  • Tricycle Talk: Victress Hitchcock, Director of Blessings Paid Member

    This year's Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival opens and closes with films by director Victress Hitchcock. The festival opener, Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet, is about a group of Western women who go to visit a group of nuns in Eastern Tibet who study under Tsoknyi Rinpoche. It's about the interactions between these two groups of women, the connections they make, and how they find ways to bridge the geographical and cultural gaps between them. It takes a hard look at the male dominated history of Buddhism in Tibet. It shows how these nuns—over 3,000 of them—are flourishing in over 35 nunneries. In short, it's an awesome and serious film. And, if you need another reason to watch, it's narrated by Richard Gere.  More »
  • Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival FAQ Paid Member

    What is the Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival? The Tricycle | BuddhaFestOnline Film Festival is an online film festival hosted by Tricycle featuring six Buddhist films selected from the BuddhaFest film festival held in the Washington, DC area. (Learn more about the Washington-area event here.) How do I get access to see the films? All you need is an Online Festival Pass: $30 for Basic Members, $20 for Supporting and Sustaining Members. If you are currently a Basic Member, you can upgrade now and get your Festival Pass at the $20 preferred member rate. More »
  • BuddhaFest Encore: Hugh Byrne Paid Member

    As we gear up for this year's Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival we're revisiting some of the teachings that made last year's event so special. The following video is of Hugh Byrne at BuddhaFest in Washington, D.C. on June 19, 2011. For more information on the upcoming online festival (starts May 29) check out the schedule of films and dharma talks here. Hugh Byrne is a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), and somatic meditation teacher based in Washington DC, offering classes, consulting and retreats which give insight into pain management, and healing from trauma. More »
  • The Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival starts one week from today Paid Member

    The Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival is back and just one week away. Below are some of the essential details that you'll want to know. Check out the complete schedule of films and dharma talks here.WHEN: May 29 - July 8 (ticket sales begin May 24) WHAT: The Best in Buddhist Film WHERE: Wherever you are! More »