Why Has Bodhidharma Left For The East? a film by Bae Yong-Kyun, will be shown Wednesday, January 11, 7 p.m. at the Landis House, on Dickinson College Campus.
This event is free and open to all.
Bae Yong-Kyun's beautiful film follows the lives of three monastics in a remote mountain monastery: the elderly Zen Master, nearing the end of his life, the young, conflicted adept who has made a commitment to the Dharma but struggles with the life he left behind, and a young orphan boy, so self-contained and self-sufficient, he seems to already be a master.
The title of the film is a Zen Koan, a paradox that twists our thinking mind and wrings it out like a sponge, all the while pointing us to the truth, if we can only relax our habits and delusions. Is there a different between leaving and arriving? What is the East and what is the West?
The movie will be followed by discussion.
All are welcome, please bring snacks to share if you wish. The movie is sponsored by the Blue Lotus Meditation Group.
See you there!