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.
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).
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.
The daily life of the Dalai Lama is brought home with remarkable intimacy in Sunrise/Sunset. Granted total access to His Holiness for 24 hours, this is a day in the life of the Dalai Lama from when he wakes up at 3AM until his bedtime at dusk.
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.
In the 1960s and 1970s thousands of hippies journeyed east to India in search of enlightenment. All, in the end, embraced this land of ancient traditions and transcendent pleasures as their own. Hippie Masala is a fascinating chronicle about aging flower children who, after fleeing Western civilization, found a new way of life in India.
Brilliant Moon chronicles the life of the writer, poet, and meditation master Khyentse Rinpoche, one of Tibet's most revered 20th-century Buddhist teachers. Spiritual guide to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Royal Family of Bhutan, his life and teachings were an inspiration to all who encountered him. Richard Gere and Lou Reed provide the narration for his dangerous journey out of China, the subsequent spread of his influence and the search for his reincarnation after his death.
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.