Reichle's experience in making THE KNOWLEDGE OF HEALING (1996), a feature-length documentary that explores issues of health and illness from the perspective of Tibetan medicine and Buddhist philosophy had a profound influence on his thinking. During the making of the film, he explained, "I discovered completely new dimensions to the notion of what life is, or could be... I became interested in the connection and interaction between body and mind through consciousness... I wanted to continue researching in this area."
The insights gained and new interests stimulated by THE KNOWLEDGE OF HEALING led Reichle to what he describes as his "most ambitious project," MONTE GRANDE: WHAT IS LIFE?, his 2005 documentary that examines how the body and mind can exist as an integrated whole. By examining the life and work of acclaimed neurobiologist and author Francisco Varela (1946-2001), a leading figure in the field of cognitive science, MONTE GRANDE focuses on three key concepts: the relationship between body and mind (embodiment), the meaning of self-responsibility (autonomy) and spirituality.
While continuing to produce documentaries, Reichle is also currently a Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Zurich (HGKZ).