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"Amrit Nectar of Immortality" is a documentary that was shot at the time of the biggest pilgrimage festival o... more
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SAMA is the story of Indian Islamic music, born out of a union of Indian and Islamic traditions more than a thousand years ago. It explores the intermingling of thes... more
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A manifesto for somatic exploration in the 21st century, LIFE TRANSFORMATIONS profiles the lives of 10 people who have used bodymind concepts and praxis to overcome challenges in their life. Their stories reflect the universal human need to get in touch with our own internal functioning in the midst of our highly technological and accelerated modern society. The making of LIFE TRANSFORMATIONS involved the participation of people from diverse backgrounds, from children to adults. The approach t... more

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Photographer Scott Indermaur creates one-of-a-kind portraits of 11 individuals who have been given the unique challenge of symbolically capturing their beliefs, essence and spirituality in a small box. His projects, REVEALED and THIS I BELIEVE REVEALED, have included 160 subjects from around the country. What he finds to be most interesting is the profound effect this project has had on so many of his subjects. Given the opportunity to look within, many experience a journey that takes them muc... more

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Bodhidharma's Shoe is a personal account of a seven day intensive Zen retreat or "Sesshin" at Bodhi Manda Zen Center. The filmmaker intercuts video of the retreat with drawings of traditional Japanese Zen monastic life by Giei Sato that were published in the book "Unsui: A Diary of Zen Monastic Life" (University of Hawaii Press).

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"Awake in the Dream" gently takes its audience "by the hand and heart" and guides them into the recognition of their inherent divine creative power. "Awake" conveys its message through internationally well-known spiritual leaders, visionaries and scientists and the radically honest and touching story of the filmmaker herself. The beautiful images and the soundtrack alone make the movie worth seeing. It gives astonishing and easy-to-follow answers to the most crucial questions of humanity "Who ar... more

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Santeri (26) decides to become a monk in Thailand and to give up everything he has in Finland. His sister and the director of the documentary "Anja Ahola", wants to understand her brother's great decision to leave behind his possessions, friends and family, and to become an ascetic Buddhist monk for the rest of his life.

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THRIVE is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream — uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future.

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Wiriya was raised a Buddhist, but like many women who wish to advance in their practice, she came up against walls of sexism within the traditional Theravada order. Is Buddhism a religious movement based on equality? Or is it rooted in a male-dominated culture found in most other world religions? The Buddha himself invited women to join his group of disciples and allowed women to be ordained alongside men some 2500 years ago. What happened?

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A Zen priest from Fairfax, California: the wise, clever and often surprisingly wrathful Edward Espe Brown. Author of the famous Tassajara cookbooks, philosopher, Zen teache...more
 
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Based on the short-story "GOLEM XIV" from the book "Imaginary Magnitude," written by Stanislaw Lem in 1973. It is about a monologue of GOLEM addressed to mankind...more
 
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"Losing Layla" is a raw and honest video diary exploring the beauty and terror around every parent's worst nightmare: the loss of a child. We meet a couple negotiating whe...more
 
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A Drupchen is a form of group practice of Tibetan Buddhism that is performed uninterrupted over 10 days, day and night. It epitomizes the depth, power, and precision o...more
 
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At Quest Festival in Devon, Life Arts Media’s contributing editor Will Gethin interviews Peter Owen Jones – the maverick 21st century priest, spiritual explorer, T...more
 
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