Crazy Wisdom explores the arrival of Tibetan Buddhism in America through the story of Chogyam Trungpa, who landed in the U.S. in 1970. Trungpa became renowned for translating ancient Buddhist concepts into language and ideas that Westerners could understand and shattered preconceived notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave.Initially rejected, his teachings are now recognized by western philosophers and spiritual leaders as authentic and profound.
In this ground-breaking BBC series, Jonathan Miller interviews New York Times best-seller Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Colin McGinn, playwright Arthur Miller, Denys Turner, and Nobel Prize Scientist Steven Weinberg. The subject: atheism and why nontheism is one of today’s most controversial issues.
A provocative social experiment-turned-documentary, KUMARE follows American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi as he transforms himself into a wise Indian guru, hoping to prove the absurdity of blind faith.
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.
One of the few women to lead a large church of any denomination, Unitarian minister Marilyn Sewell is a respected writer and sought-after speaker known for her progressive social vision; beneath the surface, she is lonely and yearns for change. This open, affectionate documentary follows her over two years as she considers leaving the ministry and her only social network as she questions her past, her relationship with God, and her ability to love.
With One Voice illuminates the unity of humanity through the single message and mystical tradition that binds all faiths together. The film features mystics from many great traditions around the world who discuss spiritual awakening, world peace and love.
Mystical Musings, the musical score from With One Voice, is a unique arrangement of instruments, voices,and melodies that adds texture and depth to the wisdom offered by the mystics in this extraordinary documentary.
In this groundbreaking documentary, well-known mystics from the Buddhist, Hindu, Advaita, and Taoist traditions discuss their own awakening experiences, the nature of mysticism, religious tolerance, love and compassion, spiritual practices, the many paths to truth, and world peace. Their comments and personal messages to the world weave together a tapestry of wisdom, compassion and promise.
WHEN THE IRON BIRD FLIES takes us on an up-close and personal journey following the astounding path of one of the world's great spiritual traditions from the caves of Tibet to the mainstream of Western culture.