BuddhaFest is grateful for the support of these sponsors.


Festival Partner

Tricycle is a diverse community of individuals who have come together to foster a worldwide culture of wakefulness, based on universal Buddhist values of kindness, compassion, and wisdom.

We publish Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, the premier Buddhist quarterly, now in its 20th year of publication; and we host the Tricycle Community, an online network serving close to 1 million people around the globe.

Tricycle serves as a hub for groups and movements dedicated to exploring how universal Buddhist values can help to alleviate suffering and benefit others in an increasingly interdependent, networked world.

Discover the Tricycle Community at Tricycle.com.

Founding Sponsor

Insight Meditation Community of Washington


The Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) offers training in Insight meditation--also know as Vipassana or mindfulness meditation--and related Buddhist practices.  Our aspiration is that all living beings realize the freedom of their true nature and that our world be filled with the growing expression of love, compassion, wisdom and peace.

With its many classes, workshops, retreats, sitting groups, and other programs, IMCW extends its reach throughout the D.C. metro area and welcomes both newcomers and experienced meditators. ICMW is a non-profit organization, guided by founder and senior teacher Tara Brach, a Teacher's Council, and a Board of Directors.

Please visit the website for a full schedule of classes, retreats and other activities.




at George Mason University 

Initiated in 2009, the Center for Consciousness and Transformation is an interdisciplinary research and teaching center at George Mason University whose mission is to understand the nature and effects of individual and group consciousness and their role in transformative learning and social change.

A central premise of the Center is that human consciousness is a key variable in the process of transformative learning for individuals, which in turn can lead to transformational change on individual, organizational, and societal levels. The Center's approach incorporates traditions and practices with modern scientific methods for full exploration of the vast worlds of consciousness and transformation.



Each month Natural Awakenings magazines across the country take a practical look at the latest natural approaches to nutrition, fitness, creative expression, personal growth and sustainable living. We interview national experts we think you’d like to meet. We offer inspiring how-to articles. Each month brings fresh perspective around a timely theme sure to pique your interest.

At the front of each community issue, we present global news and views as a complement to news and events of local interest. We highlight healing arts practitioners in the local area. And we connect you with a wealth of national and local resources mapping out alternate routes to a healthier, happier, longer life. A life that feels good all the way around.



 World Wildlife Fund

Climate Change Program

For 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally.  WWF’s mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.  From increased extreme weather to warming oceans, climate change poses a fundamental threat to vulnerable places, species and people.  To adequately address this crisis we must urgently reduce carbon pollution and prepare for the consequences of global warming that the world is already experiencing. 

Learn more about WWF’s work at www.worldwildlife.org/climate