Awake in the World

“Buddha” is a title meaning the enlightened or awakened one. Inspired by Tricycle magazine’s Buddhafest Short Films Showcase invitation for video responses to the question “What does it mean to be awake in the world?”, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly asked everyday people—tourists, businessmen, students, and others—along with Buddhist monk Nicholas Vreeland what it means to be “awake” in the world. Filmed and edited by Lauren Talley and Fred Yi. Music used with permission of Talkfine.