Film

  • BuddhaFest: For the Benefit of All Beings starts today Paid Member

    The third week of the Tricycle BuddhaFest Online Film Festival starts today with For the Benefit of All Beings, a documentary about the life of Garchen Triptrul Rinpoche. Following in the great tradition of Milarepa, Rinpoche endured many hardships before finding a deep inner peace. Garchen Rinpoche was beaten by his father, spent years fighting the Chinese after they invaded Tibet, and was imprisoned for 20 years. In prison he received valuable teachings in secret, that he used to awaken his heart to boundless love and compassion. He now has students all over the world, including some of us in the Tricycle Community. Mary McKinnon wrote: More »
  • BuddhaFest: Cave in the Snow starts tomorrow! Paid Member

    The Tricycle BuddhaFest Online Film Festival keeps moving along. Tomorrow we'll showcase Cave in the Snow, the fourth of six Buddhist films being featured in the festival. More »
  • BuddhaFest: Colors of Compassion starts today! Paid Member

    Week 2 of the Tricycle BuddhaFest Online Film Festival starts today with Colors of Compassion, a "cinematic retreat" that documents the first retreat for people of color given by Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. While the retreat was for people of color, many of the issues shared are universal. Thich Nhat Hanh tells us that by realizing the truth of "interbeing" we can arrive at our "true home." The film was shot at Deer Park Monastery over a period of four days in 2004. To watch an interview with the director of Colors of Compassion, Eloise de Leon, click here. More »
  • BuddhaFest: Filmmaker Eloise de Leon on Colors of Compassion Paid Member

    In this video Enkyo Roshi speaks with Eloise de Leon about her documentary Colors of Compassion, which will kick off the second week of the Tricycle BuddhaFest Online Film Festival on Monday, June 13. Join the Tricycle Community to watch Colors of Compassion and five other Buddhist films.Colors of Compassion was shot over four days at Deer Park Monastery in California during the historic first retreat for people of color to be led by Thich Nhat Hanh. Watch the trailer for Colors of Compassion here. More »
  • BuddhaFest: With One Voice Starts Today! Paid Member

    With One Voice weaves together messages from spiritual leaders across fourteen traditions in a provocative discussion of religions’ inherent similarities. Describing mystical experiences that transcend language, mind, and cultural boundaries, these teachers remind us of the importance of focusing on what unites us rather than on what separates us. From the Buddhist perspective, Ajahn Amaro, Joseph Goldstein, Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, Joan Halifax, John Daido Loori, and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche share their thoughts on a question that has grown increasingly significant in our interconnected world: are the different faiths all just saying the same thing? Sign up for the Tricycle BuddhaFest Online Film Festival! To read an interview with Matthew Flickstein, producer and writer of With One Voice, click here. More »
  • 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 »