Film

  • BuddhaFest: Fire Under the Snow starts today! Paid Member

    Fire Under the Snow tells the powerful story of Palden Gyatso, a Tibetan Buddhist monk arrested by the Chinese Communist Army in 1959. He spent the next 33 years in prisons and labor camps for the "crimes" of peaceful demonstration and refusal to denounce his apolitical teacher as an Indian spy. While in prison, Palden Gyatso was tortured and forced to live in dehumanizing conditions. His courage and resilience, however, is a testament to the human spirit.Sign up for the Tricycle BuddhaFest Online Film Festival, and watch Fire Under the Snow today.Watch an interview with Makoto Sasa, director and producer of Fire Under the Snow. Trailer: More »
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    Qigong for Meditators: Full Spinal Breathing Paid Member

    This video accompanies Teja Bell's "Qigong for meditators" from the current issue of Tricycle.Teja Bell has more than 40 years of experience training and teaching energy arts, healing practices, and the dharma. He is a teacher of aikido (5th degree black belt) and the Chinese internal arts, and is a fully ordained Rinzai Zen priest. For information about classes and retreats, visit: www.qigongdharma.com. Videos produced and directed by Calder McCall.Original music "Dragon Sunrise" written and performed by Teja Bell. More »
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    Creating Sacred Space: The Birthplace of the Buddha Paid Member

    See also, from the current issue of Tricycle: An illustrated timeline of Lumbini, Nepal More »
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    There are Buddhist Celebrities, and then there's Werner Herzog Paid Member

    Werner Herzog in GQ: "Oh, I don't want introspection," he demurs. "I don't like to look at myself."Why?"I've always been suspicious. I don't even look into my face. I shaved this morning, and I look at my cheeks so that I don't cut myself, but I don't even want to know the color of my eyes. I think psychology and self-reflection is one of the major catastrophes of the twentieth century. A major, major mistake. And it's only one of the mistakes of the twentieth century, which makes me think that the twentieth century in its entirety was a mistake." More »
  • Awake in the World: Forgiveness Paid Member

    (Left to Right: Helen Whitney, Reverend Petero Sabune, Donald Shriver, Sensei Nancy Mujo Baker, Helen Tworkov) More »
  • Mindfulness & Murder: A monastic mystery Paid Member

    Who dunnit? That's what Father Ananda, a cop-turned-Buddhist-monk, is trying to figure out in Irish-Thai director Tom Waller's new film Mindfulness and Murder (Sop Mai Ngib in Thai). From the Bangkok Post: Adapted for the screen and directed by Tom Waller, an Irish-Thai producer/filmmaker, the film is adding a new shelf in the menagerie of monk characters in Thai movies. Though not exactly a mind-twisting detective flick of the highest order, the film rides on a moody atmosphere, while its portrayal of the cloistered monastic existence—in good and bad ways—is honest and far from simply flattering. More »