May Movie Night will feature Secret Sunshine, a film by the director of Poetry which we greatly enjoyed a few months ago. A master of intensely emotional human dramas, director Lee Chang-dong is a luminary of contemporary Korean cinema, and his place on the international stage was cemented by this stirring and unpredictable work examining grief and deliverance. Read more »
At Shinge Roshi's request, we again watch Cherry Blossoms, a film by Doris Dorrie, who also made Enlightenment Guaranteed. Doris Dorrie is a spiritually sensitive German film director who has made a remarkable and touching film about impermanence, death, grief, and the healing power of creativity. Read more »
There is a revolution going on in science, a genuine paradigm shift. While mainstream science remains materialist, a substantial number of scientists are supporting and developing a paradigm based on the primacy of consciousness.Read more »
This month's movie night will feature a Korean film, Poetry. A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class. This very moving film was a top 10 pick for best foreign film by virtually every critic for 2010. It is not an overtly Buddhist movie, but it does ask, "How do you live your life when face with insurmountable obstacles?"
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.
For this month movie night, we will view The Loving Story.This documentary details the lives of the high-profile interracial couple Mildred and Richard Loving, whose marriage was the subject the landmark Supreme Court case, Loving v. Virginia, which outlawed state laws targeting interracial marriage. Read more »
Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future? How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? These are some of the questions posed to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by filmmaker and explorer Rick Ray. Ray examines some of the fundamental questions of our time by weaving together observations from his own journeys throughout India and the Middle East, and the wisdom of an extraordinary spiritual leader. Read more »