BuddhaFest Online Film Festival

  • Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival FAQ Paid Member

    What is the Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival? The Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online 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. We're also featuring six talks from this year's event. Learn more about the Washington-area event here. 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 »
  • 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 »