Category Archives: mind

Rooted in Peace

Hollywood’s award-winning green filmmaker, Greg Reitman, takes us on a cinematic journey to take notice, stop the cycle of violence, and seek ways to find personal and ecological peace.

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Rooted in Peace was originally published on Divine Aim

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Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey

Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey’ tells the story of Hannah Nydahl and her adventure bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West.

From her wild and idealistic roots as a hippy in Copenhagen, the film follows Hannah and her husband Ole to the hedonistic city of Kathmandu, where in 1968 they became two of the first Western students of His Holiness the 16th Karmapa – the first consciously reincarnated lama of Tibet, and the man who would change their lives forever.

At the heart of the film lies the unique and inspiring love story of Hannah and Ole and their unwavering dedication to bring Buddhism to the West. From Europe and North America, through the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and Russia, to being kidnapped by guerrillas in South America, the film portrays the path of a great woman at the forefront of a turbulent, ever-changing world.

‘Hannah’ explores how the Buddhist ideal of freedom, in all its forms, is more relevant today than ever and why everything Tibetan should not be considered holy.

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Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey was originally published on Divine Aim

A Walk Among the Tombstones

Liam Neeson stars in A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES, an action-thriller based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels. Neeson plays Matt Scudder, an ex-cop turned unlicensed private investigator who reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens, TV’s Downton Abbey) hunt down the men who brutally murdered his wife. When the PI learns that this is not the first time, nor will it be the last, that these men have committed this sort of twisted crime, he must blur the line between right and wrong as he races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.

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A Walk Among the Tombstones was originally published on Divine Aim

The Seasons in Quincy

Prolific artist, philosopher, writer, storyteller and “radical humanist” John Berger is the focus of this vivid four-part cinematic portrait. In 1973, he moved from urban London to the tiny Alpine village of Quincy. THE SEASONS IN QUINCY: FOUR PORTRAITS OF JOHN BERGER examines different aspects of Berger’s life in this remote village in the Alps. In four seasonal chapters, the film combines ideas and motifs from his work with the texture and history of his mountain home.

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The Seasons in Quincy was originally published on Divine Aim

Aliens and Pyramids

Many pyramidal structures around the world exhibit strange glyphs of futuristic objects and signs of advanced machining with laser perfection. Modern engineers say that some of the pyramids could not have been achieved even today let alone without extremely advanced technology. If mankind did not have the tools or knowledge to create such structures then the only logical conclusion is he had help, most likely from an extraterrestrial source.

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Aliens and Pyramids was originally published on Divine Aim

Beyond the Surface

Set against the rich hues of India, Beyond The Surface follows Ishita Malaviya, India’s first female surfer, and fellow wave riders Crystal
Thornburg-Homcy, Liz Clark, Lauren Hill, Emi Koch, and Kate Baldwin. While on their journey through southern India, the women surfers and the people they meet share experiences and stories related to surfing,
yoga, and ecological awareness, resulting in mutual feelings of hope, a fuel for change, and the empowerment of women. Highlighted by the undeniable power of surfing, Malaviya and her group of talented
women search for the perfect waves as they forge with the people of India an unshakable determination to make the world a better place.

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Beyond the Surface was originally published on Divine Aim

Faith Connections

Filmmaker Pan Nalin travels to the Kumbh Mela, one of the world’s most extraordinary religious events. There, he encounters remarkable men of mind and meditation, some facing an inextricable dilemma: to embrace the world or to renounce it. FAITH CONNECTIONS explores such diverse and deeply moving stories such as those of a young runaway kid, a Sadhu, a mother desperately looking for her lost son, a yogi who is raising an abandoned baby, and an ascetic who keeps his calm by smoking cannabis, all connected by one faith against the spectacular display of devotion.

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Faith Connections was originally published on Divine Aim