Film

  • 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 »
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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 »