Movies

  • Short Films Showcase: Today's Featured Films Paid Member

    If you haven't already heard about our Short Films Showcase, we have twenty-five original films all competing for your votes here, trying to answer the question "What does it mean to be Awake in the World?" Voting goes until June 8, when the entry that receives the highest combination of votes and average rating will win $1,000 in cash and two 4-Day All Festival Passes to BuddhaFest. More »
  • The Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival starts one week from today Paid Member

    The Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival is back and just one week away. Below are some of the essential details that you'll want to know. Check out the complete schedule of films and dharma talks here.WHEN: May 29 - July 8 (ticket sales begin May 24) WHAT: The Best in Buddhist Film WHERE: Wherever you are! More »
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    Tricycle Film Club for May: The Marathon Monks of Mt Hiei Paid Member

     Marathon Monks of Mt Hiei is a compelling documentary that captures the final leg of Tendai Buddhist monk Tanno Kakudo's 1000 day kaihogyo. The documentary is based on a book written by John Stevens also titled Marathon Monks of Mt Hiei. Here is some information from John Stevens' book that will help bring the documentary into perspective: More »
  • What does it mean to be Awake in the World? You Tell Us! Paid Member

    All right all ye professional, budding, and smart phone-wielding videographers out there. Now is your chance to bully all your friends into just one more artistic project and make some solid money in the process. All you have to do is create a film—5 minutes or less—that explores the question, "what does it mean to be awake in the world?" Tricycle is partnering with BuddhaFest Film Festival to bring you a Short Films Showcase competition with a top prize of $1,000...and the bragging rights that you are officially the one who knows best of all what it means to be awake in the world. (Kidding about that last.) THE PRIZES: If you enter: A free one-year membership to Tricycle! Worth it. Totally worth it. More »
  • Tricycle Community Members Respond to Film Club's Being in the World Paid Member

    Our current Film Club movie is Tao Ruspoli's Being in the World, a discussion of what it means to be human, and how to be human, in a world dominated by impersonal technology. The film features interviews with prominent philosophers and footage of remarkable humans: among them, a flamenco guitarist with a beard like Santa Claus and the soul of a true poet, a graceful juggler, and a female chef who whips up food in a hot pink chef's jacket. It's a beautiful film with deep, layered messages and meanings. As Tricycle community member MarkG commented: More »
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    My Reincarnation: Interview with the Film's Star Khyentse Yeshi Paid Member

    Our Winter 2011 issue is here and with it came Mary Talbot's review of My Reincarnation, a film recently released in New York and Los Angeles. The film, by documentarian Jennifer Fox, features over twenty years of footage of Tibetan-born Dzogchen master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and his Italian-born son Yeshi. As Talbot writes, More »