Capturing the excitement of Spiritual Activism that is catalyzing the planet, FIERCE LIGHT illuminates the connection between spirituality and social change. Luminaries such as Alice Walker, John Lewis and Noah Levine share how their faith is a catalyst for political action.
With brush, ink, and rice paper, Zen painter Alok Hsu Kwang-han uses the play of light and dark to explore energy, creativity, and the art of life. On the verge of his 75th birthday, with a new love in his life, Alok employs his teachings to confront his personal history.
Every human being has asked the questions: who am I, what is my purpose, why am I here? The answers are in the sustaining allegories of myths that have been passed from generation to generation. With gorgeous stop-motion animation by the creators of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth and stimulating interviews with Deepak Chopra and other spiritual leaders, Mythic Journeys reveals the power of myth to transform lives into journeys. With the voices of Tim Curry (Rocky Horror Picture Show), Mark Hamill (Star Wars), and Lance Henriksen (Alien).
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.
Modern yoga, that is, the form practiced daily by tens of millions of people around the world, goes back directly to the god Shiva according to Indian tradition. At the same time, however, modern yoga originated in the early 20th century - a creation of Indian savant T. Krishnamacharya (1888-1989). That story is far less known.
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.
If you don't believe in God, but want to, where do you begin? Advertising guru Simon Cole sets out across America in search of a connection with God that has perplexed and eluded him throughout his life. Simon Cole chronicles his odyssey across the nation asking Christians, Catholics, Baptists, Presbyterians, Muslims, Jehovah's Witnesses, Amish, Jews, Sikhs, Mormons, Buddhists and fellow free thinkers quite simply, "Who is God?" This powerful documentary is more than one man's quest to connect with God, it is a collage of the contemporary American religious experience that concludes with a personal revelation.
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.
Atang Mokoenya is an unemployed, aimless young man who spends his days idling in the slums of Johannesburg. When his father dies, Atang must give up his selfish ways and fulfill his father's humble last wishes: to be buried in the rural mountain kingdom of Lesotho, the country they left 15 years earlier in hopes of a better life.
A marvelous documentary creation"- CM MAGAZINE. Narrated by Leonard Cohen, this enlightening two-part series explores the sacred text and boldly visualizes the afterlife according to its profound wisdom. An ancient source of strength and guidance, The Tibetan Book of the Dead remains an essential teaching of the spiritual cultures of the Himalayas.