Video Dharma Archive

Dharma Talk: Seeing Through the Illusion
Nyogen Yeo Roshi

 



On February 10, 2007 Nyogen Yeo Roshi gave a dharma talk on the ancient Tibetan master Marpa the translator. The following clip is an excerpt of this talk.

William Nyogen Yeo Roshi is a successor of Maezumi Roshi, who brought Japanese Zen to the United States in 1956. By the time of his death nearly 40 years later, Maezumi Roshi was widely considered the foremost Zen master of the century. Nyogen Roshi was the last of only a dozen students authorized by Maezumi Roshi to succeed him as a teacher. Nyogen Roshi studied with Maezumi Roshi for 27 years.

For more information, please visit Hazy Moon Zen Center.


Journey Into Buddhism - The Boxed Set
The Acclaimed Yatra Trilogy Films of John Bush
Created by WGBH Boston / PBS

These visually stunning documentaries are cinematic pilgrimages to legendary places in Southeast Asia and Tibet, including the spiritual wonders of Laos, Thailand, Burma, Bali, Cambodia, Java, and Central Tibet. Journey into the living traditions and lost civilizations of this vibrant part of the world and explore the universal ideals of wisdom, compassion, and inner peace at the very heart of these luminous Buddhist cultures.

The living presence of place is the primary focus of these three critically acclaimed films, which are meditations themselves. Their deliberate pacing, unobtrusive narration, indigenous music, and harmonic chants are designed to induce an inner journey while traveling to these legendary places. Viewers are invited to relax and let the experience wash over them, making the trilogy part of their own journey.

Journey into Buddhism: VAJRA SKY OVER TIBET
Trailer link: http://www.vajrasky.com/trailer.html

Journey into Buddhism: PRAJNA EARTH
Trailer link: http://www.directpictures.com/video/prajna/pe_qt_dsl.mov

Journey into Buddhism: DHARMA RIVER
Trailer link: http://www.directpictures.com/video/dharma/dr_qt_dsl.mov

To learn more and to order visit: http://www.journeyintobuddhism.com

 


The Perfect Jewel

 



"The Perfect Jewel" is a documentary about a day in the life at the Gyuto Tantric Monastic University in Dharamsala, India. Specifically, it deals with the events surrounding the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the university in Spring 2006.

For more information regarding this film, please contact Dave Dennison.

Angry Monk: Reflections on Tibet
Film premiere followed by a discussion!
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Start Time: 7:00 pm End Time: 9:15 pm
Cost: $15
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A documentary about the errant monk Gendun Choephel (1903-1951), who left monastic life in 1934 and traveled in search of alternatives to the traditions of his homeland. Followed by a discussion. Presented with Tricycle: The Buddhist Review.

In addition to rare archival footage, Choephel's paintings and sketches, and contemporary scenes of many of the sites he visited, the documentary features interviews with Tibetan historians, scholars, writers, poets, a travel companion, a contemporaneous British diplomat, and Choephel's wife. Their commentary and reminiscences chronicle the major phases of Choephel's life, including his monastery education in Lhasa (1927-34), his journey across Tibet (1934-1938), his journey throughout India (1938-1946), and his return to Tibet (1946-1951).

Further screenings on
Saturday, March 24, at 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 6:00 PM - $12
Saturday, March 31, at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM - $12

Talk with William Dalrymple on Monks and Monasticism
Saturday, March 31, at 4:00 PM - $15



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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 for wisdom. The only catch is the teacher. Soccer obsessed, charismatic filmmaker and citizen of the world, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche may be one of the world's most eminent Buddhist teachers, but it's a job description he slyly rejects at every turn.

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Spirituality in the Modern World
Ken Wilber on Enlightenment ~ Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche on Reading Ancient Scriptures

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On a fall evening in 2006, two masters of modem spirituality met at the Society for Ethical Culture in New York City to discuss Buddhism and Spirituality in the Modern World. For two days, in front of an audience of over 400 people, Ken Wilber, the bestselling author, creator of the Integral Approach and founder of the Integral Institute and Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche, the 9th Throne Holder of the Traleg lineage within the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism, discussed the many and varied spiritual possibilities available today that are founded in deep wisdom and proven practices. This unique documentary film captures the essence of their dialogue and presents a wonderful learning and meditative experience for any viewer seeking answers to the deeper spiritual questions in modern life.

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An Outer, Inner and Secret Journey in Tibet

Follow fifty pilgrims as they travel to the high Tibetan plateau for the spiritual adventure of a lifetime. In 2002, ordinary people from around the globe and all walks of life were drawn to this mystical land of enlightenment. Guided by the renowned Tibetan Buddhist master Lama Zopa Rinpoche, this was no common tourist trek, but a rare and powerful experience in which the invisible world of great yogis and saints was magically revealed.

This intense journey uncovers the long suffering of the Tibetan people and explores the deep inner meaning of pilgrimage, which purifies the mind and creates the good heart. These pilgrims discovered more than temples and holy mountains; they touched the extraordinary potential of their minds, their own enlightened nature.

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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 for wisdom. The only catch is the teacher. Soccer obsessed, charismatic filmmaker and citizen of the world, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche may be one of the world's most eminent Buddhist teachers, but it's a job description he slyly rejects at every turn.

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Fearless Mountain is a 64-minute documentary exploring the world of the forest-dwelling monks of Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in Redwood Valley, California. The film was directed by Tony Anthony and filmed and edited by his son, Andrew Anthony, both of Ukiah, California. The film score was composed by Will Siegel, a favorite Ukiah-area musician.

"Abhayagiri is more engaging than I ever imagined," Tony says. "The peace the monks radiate, their easy good humor towards one another, how they live, makes one want to discover the secret of living they seem to have mastered. Our goal for this film is to reveal this secret."


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This is the masterful portrait of the late 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, the great Tibetan Buddhist master known as the Black Hat Lama.

In 1974, the Karmapa set out on his first world tour; he undertook a second tour in 1977. While traveling in 1981, he died in Zion, Illinois, north of Chicago. He was returned to Rumtek for cremation.

The film journeys with him in North America where he visited the Hopi Nation, offered teachings and performed the Black Crown Ceremony (Vajra Makut), enjoyed everything from zoos to video arcades, and initiated the construction of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra in Woodstock, New York, the seat of his lineage in North America. His cremation in Rumtek is vividly documented.

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Unprecedented access and intimate knowledge inform this richly detailed and beautifully filmed portrait of a secret Tibetan Buddhist ritual, the Mani Rimdu festival, and the remarkable spiritual teacher, Trulshik Rinpoche, who leads and preserves this centuries-old tradition.

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Nine hundred years after his death, Milarepa remains one of Tibet's most beloved saints and prolific poets. Yet his youthful acts of revenge and sorcery brought death and destruction to his family. Milarepa depicts the earlier part of Milarepa's life and the suffering which led him to a path of meditation, solitude and redemption.

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Once brutally persecuted under the Soviet regime, Buddhism is back in Buryatia in Southern Siberia. But with a past where lamas were killed in prisons and temples burned to ashes, there are few masters left to pass on the tradition. Whether or not the faith survives depends on an incarnate Tibetan lama, scholar and meditational master who travels around remote villages to reawaken Buddhism. The film discovers an oasis of spiritual tolerance in a unique enclave of Siberia where East meets West and draws unexpected parallels between the two.

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A nameless detective, still mourning the loss of his wife, investigates a mysterious death in a Buddhist temple, but his logical, left-brained crime-solving skills are useless in the intuitive, non-linear world of Zen. For more information check out http://www.zenmovie.com


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DAUGHTERS OF WISDOM is an intimate portrait of the nuns of Kala Rongo Monastery, who live together in a spiritual community that couldn't have existed twenty years ago, but is thriving today. For more information check out http://www.daughtersofwisdom.com/

Trailer for Visually and Respectfully Yours
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The producers of "Voices in Exile," Sazzy Varga and Joe Mickey are currently editing "Visually & Respectfully Yours - The Story of The Tibetan Photo Project." The new film will premiere Nov. 4, 2006 at the Little River Inn in Mendocino California. Varga and Mickey will use the film to launch an effort to create The Tibetan Photo Project Filmmaking Education Center that will be established in the Tibetan communities of Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj in Northern India.

The Art of Compassion

A sand Mandala created by Gaden Shartse Monks on their 2005 US tour
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Mystic Ball

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As a soccer fanatic, I thought I knew just about every obscure form of sport, ancient or modern, that involved kicking a ball around (there are more than you might think). I must admit to being a little ashamed that I knew nothing at all about the topic of this elegant and humble film, a 1500-year-old traditional sport from Myanmar called Chinlone...

Read more of the review of Mystic Ball at the NEW Tricycle Blog
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Recalling a Buddha

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Recalling a Buddha is a biographic documentary commemorating the life and activity of Tibetan Buddhism's Sixteenth Karmapa on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his death. Features commentary from nine Tibetan Rinpoches, including the three living Kagyu Regents, a contemporary soundtrack, and an approximate two-hour run time. Preview audiences describe Recalling a Buddha as "engrossing." Filmed on location throughout India, Nepal and the United States. Scheduled for a mid-October DVD release, this is the debut production of Tendrel Films, producers of Pema Chodron's teaching website (www.shambhala.org/teachers/pema). For more information see http://www.karmapaxvi.com

Incense Broken... Country Lost

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Incense Broken... Country Lost is a celebration of the human spirit. For the first time on film, three generations of Tibet's most dynamic and articulate women come together to share the wisdom that allows them to bridge their ancient and contemporary worlds, the sacred and the secular. .

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Meditate and Destroy

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Meditate and Destroy is a 75-minute documentary work-in-progress that will provide an intimate portrait of Noah Levine, a Buddhist meditation teacher who uses his personal experience and punk rocker sensibilities to teach meditation in juenile halls, high security prisons, and urban centers around the country. For more information check out http://www.meditateanddestroy.com/

Act Normal

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A film by director Olaf de Fleur Johannesson. A Buddhist monk decides to disrobe and get married after sixteen years of monkhood. Filmed for over ten years.

Vajra Sky Over Tibet: the trailer

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VAJRA SKY OVER TIBET is a cinematic pilgrimage bearing witness to the indomitable faith of the Buddhist community there and the ultimate threat to its very survival. It is one of the rare documentaries to actually be filmed entirely in Tibet and has received the blessing and endorsement of His Holiness The Dalai Lama. Set against a backdrop of breathtaking Himalayan terrain, this 90-minute film is a precious journey into a world seldom seen. The Tibetan people want the world to know that their exquisite traditions are still alive but truly endangered. A Theatrical Release in honor of His Holiness The Dalai Lama's American visit:
Boston‚ Los Angeles‚ Pasadena‚ Buffalo‚ New York‚ Denver‚ San Francisco‚ Berkeley‚ San Rafael‚Seattle
Please visit our website for theaters and dates: www.vajrasky.com

Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason: Pema Chn

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"It isn't the things that happen to us in our lives that cause us to suffer, it's how we relate to the things that happen to us that causes us to suffer."
-- Pema Chn

Pema Chodron: Out The Other Side

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"Robert Thurman on Dropping Knowledge"

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"The Hugging Saint"

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Is Amma for real? Read about one writer's experience of the "Hugging Guru," Amma, in the current issue of Tricycle.

Don Farber's Portraits of Tibetan Buddhist Masters: Special slideshow presentation brought to you by Tricycle: The Buddhist Review.

Pema Chodron: Ember

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FPMT a Documentary

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Free videos brought to you by the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition. The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) is an international, non-profit organization, founded in 1975 by Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-1984), a Tibetan Buddhist monk. The Foundation is devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation, and community service. We provide integrated education through which people's minds and hearts can be transformed into their highest potential for the benefit of others, inspired by an attitude of universal responsibility. We are committed to creating harmonious environments and helping all beings develop their full potential of infinite wisdom and compassion. Our organization is based on the Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsong Khapa of Tibet as taught to us by Lama Thubten Yeshe and our spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Pema Chodron: Hooked

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Peace Is Every Step

Meditation In Action: The Life and Work of Thich Nhat Hanh

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A Film by Gaetano Kazuo Maida, Narrated by Academy Award®-winner Ben Kingsley. Thich Nhat Hanh has had a profound impact on contemporary thinking and, importantly, social action. His efforts to achieve an early peaceful end to the American war in Vietnam earned him a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a forty year exile from his homeland. His ongoing work teaching reconciliation and meditation with war veterans, widows, orphans, refugees, therapists, activists, and ecumenical groups has gained him a large and respectful following around the world.

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Compassion in Exile

The Story of the 14th Dalai Lama

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Compassion In Exile is an intimate portrait of Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. Inherent in the life story of this Nobel Peace Prize laureate is the saga of the suffering of the Tibetan people under Chinese occupation.

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Mongolia: A Country Reclaiming Its Past For A Better Future
Learn why Mongolia is struggling to reclaim its past for a better future.

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Pema Chodron: Dunzie.

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Gyalyum Chemo: The Great Mother.
Gyalyum Chemo chronicles the life story of Dekyi Tsering, the mother of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and the Great Mother archetype. Part of a unique film trilogy known as WOMEN OF TIBET produced by Frame Of Mind Films, The Great Mother: Gyalyum Chemo is an inspired hour-long journey into the universal power of motherhood.

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Pema Chodron: Cast of 2000 lifetimes.

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PRAJNA EARTH: Narrated by SHARON STONE, this Yatra, or pilgrimage, explores the lost civilization of Angkor in Cambodia including the largest temple in the world - the magnificent Angkor Wat. The journey continues on to the sacred nature sites of Hindu Bali, to trance dancers in the jungles of Java, and finally to discover the gigantic seven level mandala wonder of Buddhist Borobudur. This yatra visits spiritual intersections where Buddhist and Hindu wisdom traditions merged with the animist worship of nature. This revealed a profound understanding of sacred nature existing both in the environment and within all living beings.

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DHARMA RIVER: These two clips from the movie Dharma River journey through legendary rivers to the great Buddhist temples and mystical sites of Laos, Thailand & Burma. It offers a direct experience of lost civilizations, sacred spaces and ancient wisdom traditions. This is part one (Sacred Journey 1) of The Yatra Trilogy. Filmmaker John Bush.

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Maitreya Project: This five minute video explores the building of the Maitreya Buddha statue. This video is provided by the Maitreya Project International.

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Discovering Buddhism: This four minute clip with Richard Gere is a peek at a 13 Part Video Series featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Ribur Rinpoche, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, other Tibetan Lamas, and Western teachers.

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Free videos brought to you by the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition. Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy: Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy: Take this intimate journey into the mystical inner world of monastic life set in Sera Monastery, the ancient village of Boudha, Nepal and the awesome landscapes of Ladakh. This five minute trailer introduces clips from a two hour long documentary, screening in major U.S. cities this April.

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Pilgrimage to Tibet: Take this pilgrimage to Tibet with Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche as your guide. This four-minute video clip is part of an hourlong documentary that will be distributed by FPMT.

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