BuddhaFest: A Festival for Heart + Mind

June 11-14 in Arlington, VA

Minutes from Downtown Washington, DC

Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere in Rosslyn

Four Days of Films, Talks, Meditation and Music
Inspired by the Principles of Mindfulness and Compassion

Individual Event Tickets Start at $12.50

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Matthieu Ricard
Saturday, June 13 at BuddhaFest

Speakers Include:

Matthieu Ricard, Tara Brach, Sharon Salzberg, angel Kyodo williams Sensei and many more

Seven Films Including Four Premieres

Music by Gaura Vani & the Juggernauts

The Festival is Held at:

The Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere

In the Rosslyn Section of Arlington, VA

Free garage parking
Two blocks from Rosslyn metro

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A Tribute to Thich Nhat Hanh


While Thich Nhat Hanh continues to recover in France, we pay tribute to this beloved Buddhist leader and man of peace with a dharma talk on lessons he's taught us about compassion and love, a discussion about his impact on Buddhism & the world, videos of Thay, a live reading of his poetry, and singing.

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Join Us on Saturday, June 13 for a Film
that Reminds Us that Earth is a Single Living Organism, 
and that Every Living Thing is Connected

Planetary main image

TANGERINES: This Poetic Film
Makes an Eloquent Statement for Peace

3.5 out of 4 Stars - The Washington Post

Sunday, June 14 at BuddhaFest

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Opening Night Film:

Narrated by Liam Neeson

Director Sylvie Rokab is Present for a Q&A after the Film

Sharon Salzberg Opens the Evening

in Conversation with the Founders of the
Holistic Life Foundation of Baltimore:

"Taking Our Practice Out into the World:
Lessons from Baltimore"


Commemorating the Dalai Lama's
80th Birthday

Bestselling Author Daniel Goleman Shares
from the New Book He's Written with the Dalai Lama

Daniel Goleman Talk + Booksigning

Thursday, June 25 at 7:30pm

Theatre of the Arts
University of DC
4200 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC

One Block from the Van Ness Metro

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Deadline June 11

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At Last Year's Festival

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