BuddhaFest DC Launches June 17–21

A multi-event mini-festival of film, meditation and talks will take place on the campus of American University in Washington, DC, June 17-21. Organized by volunteers, BuddhaFest features eleven films and speakers including Tara Brach, Lama Surya Das, Sharon Salzberg, Ryumon H.G. Baldoquin, Sensei and Lama Tsony.

The opening night screening is the new dramatic feature film Cherry Blossoms by German director Doris Dorrie (Enlightenment Guaranteed), and the evening will include an opening ceremony by Tibetan Drupon Tinley Ningpo and a catered reception.

The world-premiere of Colors of Compassion: the Teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, will take place on Saturday, June 18, with director Eloise De Leon in person, along with Soto Zen Priest Ryumon H.G. Baldoquin.

Other films include Blessings, The Buddha, Burma VJ, Compassion In Exile, The Dhamma Brothers, Dreaming Lhasa, Meditate and Destroy, Peace Is Every Step and Tulku.

BuddaFest is cosponsored by Kay Spiritual Life Center at American University and the Insight Meditation Community of Washington; programming assistance was provided by Buddhist Film Foundation.

For tickets and more information visit the official website.