Interview

  • Q&A with "The Reformed Buddhist" blogger Kyle Lovett Paid Member

    Kyle Lovett, the Zen practitioner behind the blog “The Reformed Buddhist,” has for the past five years pissed off and freaked out the Buddhist blogosphere with posts that range from the off-color to the obscene. (One of his most popular posts, “And Not A Single F*ck Was Given That Day,” is a good example.) As a Buddhist-blog enthusiast and intern at Tricycle, I am an avid reader of “The Reformed Buddhist,” and as controversial as Kyle may be, he always seems to know how to get a discussion started. More »
  • BuddhaFest: Filmmaker Christina Lundberg on For the Benefit of All Beings Paid Member

    For the Benefit of All Beings is the fifth film showing at the Tricycle BuddhaFest Online Film Festival, and is available for streaming. Below is a short Q&A with Christina Lundberg about the film.Join the Tricycle Community to watch For the Benefit of All Beings and five other Buddhist films through July 4. What inspired you to make For the Benefit of All Beings? Many students over the years had requested to Garchen Rinpoche that there be a movie made about his life story. Rinpoche finally agreed and asked me to make a movie that would help his students remember him after he passed away. More »
  • BuddhaFest: Filmmaker Johanna Demetrakas on Crazy Wisdom Paid Member

    In this (two-part) video Filmmaker Johanna Demetrakas talks about Crazy Wisdom, her documentary about the life and times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Crazy Wisdom will be showing at the Tricycle BuddhaFest Online Film Festival starting this Monday, June 27. All six films from the festival will be available through July 4. Get your festival pass here. More »
  • The Spalding Sutra: A Buddhist priest talks NBA Finals, LeBron, and playing in "the zone" Paid Member

    Noriaki Ito is a Shin Buddhist priest at the Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Last year he was appointed as a bishop of his organization's North America District. Due to his new responsibilities, Ito retired from his position as a meditation teacher at Occidental College, which is where I met him as a student five years ago.In addition to being a Buddhist priest, Ito is also a passionate sports fan. We recently exchanged emails about his take on the NBA Finals, and possible connections between Buddhism and basketball. 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: Filmmaker Matt Flickstein on With One Voice Paid Member

    Matt Flickstein is an insight meditation teacher and the director of With One Voice, a documentary about mystical experience. With One Voice is the second film showing at the Tricycle BuddhaFest Online Film Festival, and will be available for streaming starting tomorrow. Below is a short Q&A with Flickstein about the film.Join the Tricycle Community to watch With One Voice and five other Buddhist films. With One Voice is distributed by Alive Mind Cinema. More »