Film Club

Buddhist films and discussion for the Tricycle community


Wandering … But Not Lost

Paul MacGowan

Wandering...But Not Lost Mingyur Rinpoche

Wandering . . . But Not Lost is an intimate account of beloved meditation teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s 4-1/2-year retreat as a homeless yogi. Renouncing the comforts of monastery life, he begs for food, seeks shelter, and even survives a near-death experience—challenges that ultimately offer a unique opportunity for insight into the nature of mind.

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Dreams of Birds Flying in the Sky

Arun Bhattarai

Dreams of Birds Flying in the Sky_Film

Dreams of Birds Flying in the Sky explores the complex realities of persons living with disabilities in the Himalayan country of Bhutan. The experiences of those featured in the film show the impact that living with a disability has on education, work, culture, religion, and more. Despite the challenges they face, the participants in the film explore what it means to live a life of purpose and joy.

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Walk with Me

Marc J. Francis, Max Pugh

Thich Nhat Hanh in the film Walk With Me

This intimate cinematic journey into the world of the late Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh takes us to his Plum Village community in rural France. Filmed over three years there and on the road in the US, the film explores the everyday routine of monastic life and the community’s shared purpose to transform suffering. 

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Growing Up in Ladakh

Stanzin Dorjai Gya, Christiane Mordelet

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In this documentary, Growing Up in Ladakh, we follow 12-year-old Padma, living with her family in the small Himalayan village of Gya, as she goes about her daily routine and weighs joining GOTCHA, a traditional procession to bring peace to all sentient beings.

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Uruphong Raksasad

Worship film

An immersive, meditative experience, Worship features the diverse rituals, ceremonies, and spiritual practices of a wide range of faiths in Thailand, including Buddhism, shamanism, and far more.

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Faraway My Shadow Wandered

Liao Jiekai, Sudhee Liao

Faraway My Shadow Wandered tells the story of Junya, a young man who vowed that he would take over his family’s Shinto shrine, and follows the journey back to his hometown on Japan’s Noto Peninsula to reckon with his promise.

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Ruby Yang


A community on the Tibetan plateau navigates an ever-changing world. While some traditions fade, new ones are embraced—including basketball.

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