Film

  • Remembering the 16th Karmapa Paid Member

    In the 10th century AD, at the great Buddhist monastic university Nalanda in Bihar, India (which is currently being rebuilt), there was a monk named Naropa who was of the school's best and brightest students. Despite his academic standing, upon hearing of a great yogi named Tilopa, Naropa immediately felt great devotion to him and, wanting to learn on a deeper, more experiential level, resolved to leave the university behind in order to seek him. After a great search and many hardships, Naropa found Tilopa and is said to have attained a very high level of spiritual realization. More »
  • The Tibetan Book of the Dead, DMT, and Entering the Void Paid Member

    One could refer to [The Tibetan Book of the Dead] as "The Tibetan Book of Birth." The book is not based on death as such, but on a completely different concept of death. It is a "Book of Space." Space contains birth and death; space creates the environment in which to behave, breathe and act, it is the fundamental environment which provides the inspiration for this book.-Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, commentary on The Tibetan Book of the Dead   More »
  • Watch: Trailer for “Never Give Up,” a new film about Ogyen Trinley Dorje, 17th Karmapa Paid Member

    "What I really like to do is go into action…When I am meditating on compassion I don't want to keep it inside my own mind. I want to be able to show that power to others."-Ogyen Trinley Dorje, 17th Karmapa via Buddhadharma, Directed by Fernanda Rivero and James Gritz, Never Give Up: Karmapa 17 is a documentary film being made about, as Barry Boyce described him in his January 2010 Shambhala Sun cover story, “the third most important spiritual leader in the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy, and the one who may carry that tradition forward in the twenty-first century.” The films also centers on “the Kagyu Monlam prayer festival and three women inspired by the Karmapa into social action in Bodhgaya India, where the Buddha attained enlightenment.” Here’s the trailer for Never Give Up: More »
  • John Bush films to premiere at RMA Paid Member

    Tomorrow night at the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC the filmmaker John Bush (Vajra Sky Over Tibet) will be premiering two new dance films, Absence Presence and Dream On Me, featuring the choreography of Nadine Helstroffer. This screening will include a discussion and Q & A with Bush, Helstroffer, and Buddhist Psychotherapist Michael Vincent Miller, PhD. For more information click here. "John Bush sets a benchmark for integrity and compassion in filmmaking."- National Gallery of Australia More »