The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha

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

Fine DVDs For Awakening

There are many ways to categorize DVDs that serve to Awaken;  this is a simple, if personal, list of movies that have obvious Buddhist subject matter, as well as movies that offer a glimpse of the art of contemplation and wisdom.

Zen Buddhism--In Search of Self
Caddy Shack
I Heart Huckabees
Revenge of the Sith
Heaven & Earth
7 Years in Tibet
Amongst White Clouds
Peace In Every Step: Meditation In Action
Peaceful Warrior
The Thin Red Line
Little Buddha
Bodhidharma Superstar
Green Tea Over Rice
Zen Noir
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring
Enlightenment Guaranteed
Kiss The Sky
The Cup
Words of My Perfect Teacher
10 Questions For the Dalai Lama
Eve and The Fire Horse
Travelers & Magicians
Hi Dharma!
Echos of Enlightenment
The Scent of Green Papaya
Wheel of Time
Rhapsody in August
Meditate and Destroy
Karate Kid series
On Life and Enlightenment
What the Bleep
Mountains and Rivers
Why Has Bodhidharma Left For The West
Compassion & Wisdom: A Guide To the Bodhisattva Way of Life
Life of the Buddha PBS broadcast
Unmistakable Child
Dalai Lama Renaissance: A Personal Journey to Transform the World
Creating Buddhas: The Making and Meaning of Creating Fabric Thangkas
Milrepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint
Journey Into Buddhism: Dharma River
Prajna Earth: journey into Sacred Nature
Mystic Tibet: An Outer, Inner and Secret Pilgrimage
The Lion's Roar
The Sacred Sites of the Dalai Lama: A Pilgrimage to the Oracle Lake
A Zen Life: D.T. Suzuki
Compassion In Exile: The Story of the 14th Dalai Lama
Champion of Compassion
Little Shaolin Monks
Gate of Sweet Nectar: Feeding hungry Spirits in an American Zen Community
The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A way of Life, The Great Liberation
The Still Point: Introduction to Zen Meditation
Stories My Country Told Me: With Maxine Hong Kingston
The Yogis of Tibet
To The Land of Bliss
Sky Burial
When The Iron Bird Flies
Bodhisattva: Journey of the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa
Ram Das: Fierce Grace
Buddha's Lost Children
Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet

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