Carving the Divine offers a close look at the artistry and intention that goes into the 1400-year-old tradition of Buddhist wood-carving.
21 days after the death of his mother, Jin and his father navigate loss, grief, and their new lives without her.
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.
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.
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.
The mystical drama Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache follows an entrepreneur’s frantic journey to be spared his death by finding an elusive lady with fangs.
The documentary Buster Williams: Bass to Infinity features legendary jazz bassist, Charles Anthony “Buster” Williams, and his Nichiren Buddhist practice.
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.
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.
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.
A young backpacker encounters a host of challenges, insights, and surprises when she reluctantly ventures to a Buddhist monastery in the Himalayas.
A community of farmers, craftspeople, and musicians in Isaan, Thailand offer a window into their vibrant traditions and rural ways of life.
Tashi, a devoted queer activist turned Buddhist monk, grapples with fighting for LGBTQ+ rights in India whilst following the path of a monastic.
On a small Japanese island, a young girl reckons with the death of her father and the ammunition dump near their family home.
Jit, a trekking guide living in Kathmandu, invites the viewer into his world as he contemplates family, karma, and livelihood.
Tricycle’s annual Buddhist Shorts Film Festival is back! This March, we’re featuring five short films documenting Buddhist diversity around the world.
Inside Insight: The Founding Story takes a special look at the early days of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, a time long before “mindfulness” became a household word.
A community on the Tibetan plateau navigates an ever-changing world. While some traditions fade, new ones are embraced—including basketball.
Staying awake means continually reevaluating the ground on which we walk.