The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha

"Spiritual powers and their wondrous functioning--hauling water and carrying firewood." --Layman Pang, upon his realization

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Movie Night At Landis House

We will be showing the movie Himalaya on Wednesday January 12, 7 p.m. at the Landis House. Please bring snacks for sharing if you like and settle in for an excellent movie, followed by discussion!

Himalaya, a film shot over 9 months in the mountains of Nepal, depicts the struggle of a small mountaintop village to conduct daily life among the rigors of intense geographic and natural conditions. The story, with characters played by the real chiefs, lamas and local villagers, is one of intense struggle as they leave the mountains to trade rock salt for grain in the lowlands. The yak caravan, an annual event, is the backdrop for rivalries, mistrust, ill will and long festering family betrayals.
"The film is the narrative on both traditions and the impermanent nature of human struggle to retain and express power in the face of the Gods. The Gods Triumph, is the call that echoes at the end of the film and expresses the balancing of karmic destinies. The extreme environment of the Himalayas is magnificently contrasted to the delicacy of humanity and the beauty of Tibetan culture." wikipedia

Come join us for an awesome movie!
And if you missed the first movie, The Buddha: The Story Of Siddhartha, you can probably find this excellent PBS broadcast at your local library.

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