Sharchen Dzong Film Society

The Sharchen Dzong Film Society is dedicated to bringing great film to our community for free. We present films that examine themes such as devotion, intention, transformation, happiness, healing, suffering, connection, impermanence and the illusory nature of experience.

Consider movie night an opportunity to try one of the many nearby restaurants before joining us for the film. If there is a film you’d like us to show, send an email to film [at] sharchendzong [dot] org.

Special Note:

Thank you to all who have attended movie night. Brilliant Moon marks the final screening in this recent five-year cycle of movie nights. May other explorers of the phenomenal world be inspired to make 
a regular and manageable offering of their time and passion to our community. It was good 
at the beginning, good in the middle, and good at the end.


Films We Show

Dharma Films

There are many films that explore contemplative themes from a variety wisdom traditions. Films such as these offer the general audience an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the many diverse forms of buddhism.

The film society regularly presents a selection of exceptional and hard-to-find dharma films.

Mainstream Films

Mainstream film can be described as commercial films that have a wide release and play in first run theaters. The boundary is vague. Mainstream suggests middle-of-the-road and implies commercial viability, sometimes implying that the commercial viability is tantamount to a loss of artistic creativity.

The film society presents a wide selection of mainstream films that provide though-provoking and inspiring stories which some may consider dharmic.

Experimental Films

Experimental film is often characterized by the absence of linear narrative, the use of various abstracting techniques (out of focus, painting or scratching on film, rapid editing), the use of asynchronous sound or even the absence of any sound track.

The goal is often to place the viewer in a more active and thoughtful relationship to the film. The terms avant-garde and undergroundhave been used to describe films that today are commonly called experimental cinema.

The film society presents a selection of experimental films that provide our audience the opportunity to experience beginner’s mind.

Guest Speakers

Our community includes a diverse and extraordinary group of filmmakers making films that examine issues both personal and universal in a wide range of styles and genres, including: animation, experimental, drama, documentaries and others.

Contact: For more information, please send an email to:
film [at] sharchendzong [dot] org.