Film Club

Buddhist films and discussion for the Tricycle Community

Film Club Archive

Former Film Club Selections

The Third Harmony

Michael Nagler
the third harmony

Ahimsa, or non-harming, is a cornerstone of the Buddha’s teachings. It also has driven various social movements. Through interviews with activists and experts, this film explores how nonviolent action brings about radical change.

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A Little Wisdom

Yuqi Kang
a little wisdom

Glimpse the lives of children raised in Buddhist monasteries by following five-year-old Hopakuli and his older brother Chorten, two novice monks living in Lumbini, Nepal, as they navigate homesickness and infuse the rigors of a monastic lifestyle with youthful joy and imagination.

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Darkhan

Gulshat Omarova
dashi namdakov

The darkhans of Buryatia, a Buddhist region of Siberia, were craftsmen and blacksmiths revered for their artistic skills and shamanistic ability. Today, Dashi Namdakov, a descendant of darkhans, is an internationally renowned artist and sculptor who infuses his work with shamanism, Buddhism, and Buryat mythology.

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Rituals of Resistance

Tenzin Phuntsog, Joy Dietrich
rituals of resistance

Three generations of Tibetans have adopted distinct modes of resistance to the Chinese government’s occupation of their homeland. In this documentary, individuals from each generation navigate the choice between violent and nonviolent activism.

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