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Film screening, “A Month of Hungry Ghosts”

Lama Namdrol will introduce the film and offer a Q&A session with viewers following the film.

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Movie Night: Old Plum Mountain

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This Friday's movie night will feature "Old Plum Mountain: The Berkeley Zen Center- Life Inside the Gate", a film suggested to us by Kaz Tanahashi.“Old Plum Mountain” is a documentary film by Ed Herzog that shows how these Buddhist pioneers created a new practice of Buddhism that has widened Buddhism’s appeal in the Bay Area and around the country, helping to popularize eastern spiritual practices in the West. Read more »

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Fri, Jul 19, 2013 - 7:00am - 8:30am
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Film: "The Sacred Sites of the Dalai Lamas: A Pilgrimage to Oracle Lake"

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This a fascinating Tibetan pilgrimage journey, led by Tibetologist Glenn Mullin and filmed by Michael Wiese, through which the viewer will explore the caves where the early Buddhist masters achieved enlightenment, enter the monasteries where the early Dalai Lamas and the founders of Tibetan Buddhism meditated and taught, and - at the altitude of 16,000 feet - look into the remarkable Oracle Lake where every Dalai Lama has had prophetic visions. 

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Sat, Feb 23, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

October Movie Night

The Buddhist concept of reincarnation, while both mysterious and enchanting, is hard for most westerners to grasp. Unmistaken Child follows the four-year search for the reincarnation of Lama Konchog, a world-renowned Tibetan master who passed away in 2001 at age 84.

Date: 
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Movie Night: Amongst White Clouds

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Amongst White Clouds is an intimate insider’s look at students and masters living in scattered retreats dotting China’s Zhongnan Mountain range. T hese peaks have reputedly been home to recluses since the time of the Yellow Emperor, some five thousand years ago. It was widely thought that the tradition was all but wiped out, but this film emphatically and beautifully shows us otherwise. Read more »

Date: 
Fri, Sep 14, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Your Environmental Road Trip

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YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip): 50 States. 1 Year. Zero Garbage? Read more »

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Wed, Jul 18, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Movie Night: Brilliant Moon and Cold Mountain

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This month we will have a double feature. The first film (1 hour) is Brilliant Moon, a profile of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, one of the most revered Tibetan teachers of the 20th century.

http://brilliantmoon.squarespace.com/

The second film (1/2 hour) is Cold Mountain.  This is a film portrait of the Tang Dynasty poet Han Shan, known as "Cold Mountain." Recorded on location in China, America and Japan, Burton Watson, Red Pine and the legendary Gary Snyder describe the poet's life and recite poems. Read more »

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Fri, Feb 17, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Movie Night: Words of My Perfect Teacher

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From the World Cup to the mythical mountain kingdom of Bhutan, Words of my Perfect Teacher follows three students on a quest they hope will lead to wisdom. The catch is the teacher. Soccer obsessed, charismatic filmmaker and citizen of the world: Khyentse Norbu may be one of the worlds most eminent Buddhist teachers, but it's a job description he slyly rejects at every turn.

Come join us for an evening of fun and fellowship!  For more information about the movie, visit http://www.wordsofmyperfectteacher.com. Read more »

Date: 
Fri, Jan 6, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Movie Night: Tulku

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Tulku is a documentary film about young people caught between the culture they were born in and the ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture into which they were reborn.  They are Western Tulkus - all of them recognized when they were children as reincarnations of great Tibetan Buddhist masters.  Filmmaker Gesar Mukpo is one of them.  In Tulku he sets out to meet others like him - young people struggling between  modern and ancient, East and West.  Here is a link with much more information about the film: http://films.nfb.ca/tulku. Read more »

Date: 
Fri, Dec 16, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Monthly Movie Night

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Friday evening, Nov. 11, at 7, We will view "The Devotion of Matthieu Ricard." Read more »

Date: 
Fri, Nov 11, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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