ON MEDITATION explores the deeply personal practice of meditation through an exploration of extraordinary people and their practices including David Lynch, Giancarlo Esposito, Russell Simmons, Congressman Tim Ryan, Peter Matthiessen, Mark Epstein and others.Purchase Digital
As a boy, Dawa was an illiterate Tibetan nomad whose life revolved around herding yaks. At 13, his life changed: through a series of visions, Dawa acquired the gift of telling the epic story of Tibet's King Gesar. Now, at 35, Dawa receives a salary from the government as a guardian of national cultural heritage and is regarded as a holy man by his community. When an earthquake reduces his hometown to rubble, redevelopment of the region takes a giant leap forward. In the midst of such seismic shifts, Dawa seeks healing from King Gesar and other divine protectors of the land.
Alex Mar's lyrical first work is a bold and artful documentary that braids together the stories of three young Americans who have chosen to sacrifice comforts in order to embrace the fringes of alternative religion.
What is the soul? Is it genetically encoded in our DNA or the product of centuries of religious teachings dealing with our mortality? Secrets of the Soul provides a window into the provocative question of what happens when we die. Many believe that something transcends our physical body - for some there might be a scientific answer, for others it's simply a matter of faith.
Jigme Lhundrup is the Yangsi, the reincarnation of a greatly revered Tibetan Buddhist meditation master. He must train to uphold this legacy from the age of four. Even with the loving support of his teachers and family, questions begin to arise about the place of his tradition in the modern world.
This delightful autobiographical documentary follows a nice Jewish boy turned hippie who travels to India after reading Ram Dass’s iconic book Be Here Now, a trip which altersthe trajectory of his life.
Is it possible to shed light on the states of grace experienced by mystics and meditators? Mystical Brain shows us the most recent discoveries of scientific research on this phenomenon in North America and abroad.
This documentary chronicles the evolution of eastern spirituality in America from its popularization in the counterculture of the 1960s to its widespread infusion into every aspect of our contemporary society. Discusses its role in our new understandings of social inequities, western faith practices, cutting-edge medicine and science, and more.