BuddhaFest Online Film Festival

  • 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 »
  • His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche to teach in Memphis, Tennessee Paid Member

    His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche is giving two days of teachings in Memphis, Tennessee at the Pema Karpo Meditation Center later this month. Pema Karpo is headed by Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche, a student of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche. More »
  • What does it mean to be Awake in the World? You Tell Us! Paid Member

    All right all ye professional, budding, and smart phone-wielding videographers out there. Now is your chance to bully all your friends into just one more artistic project and make some solid money in the process. All you have to do is create a film—5 minutes or less—that explores the question, "what does it mean to be awake in the world?" Tricycle is partnering with BuddhaFest Film Festival to bring you a Short Films Showcase competition with a top prize of $1,000...and the bragging rights that you are officially the one who knows best of all what it means to be awake in the world. (Kidding about that last.) THE PRIZES: If you enter: A free one-year membership to Tricycle! Worth it. Totally worth it. More »
  • Announcing the BuddhaFest Short Films Showcase Paid Member

    What does it mean to be "Awake in the World"? Tricycle and BuddhaFest are partnering to present a showcase of short films. Send in your video interpretation of 5 minutes or less on what it means to be awake in the world. Top prize is $1,000. Be creative. Be unique. Use your imagination as well as your heart. Winners will be featured at the BuddhaFest Film Festival in Washington, DC on June 14-17, as well as online here at tricycle.com.Details here. More »
  • BuddhaFest Teaching: Sharon Salzberg on Real Happiness (VIDEO) Paid Member

    This dharma talk by Sharon Salzberg is from the 2011 Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival. Learn about this year's festival, which starts on May 29, here. Sharon Salzberg has been an intensive meditator since 1971. A cofounder of Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, Sharon is also the author of such modern classics of Buddhist literature as Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, The Kindness Handbook, and her latest, Real Happiness, which earned a spot on the New York Times Bestsellers List. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (lovingkindness) are the foundations of her work. More »
  • BuddhaFest: Watch Crazy Wisdom today! Paid Member

    The Tricycle BuddhaFest Online Film Festival is entering its final week today, and we're very excited to start showing Crazy Wisdom, a documentary about the life and times of the influential and controversial Tibetan teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.Trungpa is a major figure in the history of Buddhism in the West. He fled Tibet after the Chinese invasion, studied at Oxford, and shattered many notions of how an enlightened teacher should act. He openly drank alcohol, renounced his monastic vows, and had sexual relationships with some of his female students. And yet, despite all of this, the brilliance of his teachings is hard to miss and he inspired many great students.Watch an interview with filmmaker Johanna Demetrakas about Crazy Wisdom here. More »