The ancient practice of yoga has been packaged and commercialized in a myriad of different ways over recent decades. In this Documentary, we explore the obsession with yoga and its impact on one of the world's oldest physical and spiritual practices, and ask: Who owns yoga? But while this obsession has enabled it to reach millions of people, it has also brought with it the pitfalls of operating in a modern capitalist world.
During the following winter of 1994-95, the Israeli filmmakers traveled to both Tihar and to the Baroda Jail in the India state of Gujarat, at which Vipassana courses had also been conducted. There they conducted and filmed extensive interviews with jail officials, including Karen Bedei, and inmates from many different countries who participated in the courses. The result of these efforts was an extremely powerful 52-minute documentary film entitled Doing Time, Doing Vipassana. The film describes the way in which Vipassana has been...
Exploring inside the US intelligence’s use of psychic Powers for high level spying missions, The film enters a cloak-and-dagger climate of paranoid psychic warfare, extra-sensory spying programmes and psychic power used as a legitimate government weapon.
“BEYOND” is a short visual documentary about Varanasi in India featuring incredibly young and talented photographer Joey L. The spiritual essence of Varanasi city is strongly explored throughout the documentary as we are directly engaged with the people of this city, Varanasi is known as one of the main spiritual vortexes on Earth. This 43 minutes cinematic masterpiece is a gorgeous and well-made film, well worth your time.
Professor Susan Greenfield tackles the big idea of human consciousness and asks the important question – why am I me? In this documentary, British scientist Susan Adele Greenfield takes a look at how the human brain generates consciousness and just what consciousness is. This is indeed a interesting documentary presenting the basic neuroscience of identity, Susan in this documentary, acknowledges the validity and reality of the subjective nature of consciousness.
Islands of Dhamma is a 42-minute documentary film, promoted by Vippassana Research Institue. (VRI). Islands of Dhamma is a enchanting tour to several of the many Vipassana learning centres across the world.
This Documentary is an introduction to the teachings of J. Krishnamurti, who as a young man declared that his concern was to set mankind unconditionally free. Taking freedom as the basis for an examination of Krishnamurti’s teaching, this Documentary offers a glimpse of his approach to the resolution of the many problems that burden humanity. The film contains several excerpts from Krishnamurti’s public talks and a brief description of his life story.
It's a mysterious book that in its day was believed to contain all human knowledge. But why did medieval people believe that the author sold his soul to the devil to be able to write it? .This mysterious book includes medical formulas for everything from treating epilepsy to fevers. It took a full-year of planning to coordinate the book’s transfer to Prague in 2008. During the transfer it was insured for $15.1 million. It is 600 pages made up of 310 parchment leaves, all from donkey skins.
This 16-minute documentary film entitled Hill of Dhamma tells about the the technique of Vipassana itself, the 10 day courses and Dhamma Giri the first Center to be established in India after this technique was returned from Myanmar (formerly Burma) where it has been preserved for over 2,000 years. Rising above a small village named Igatpuri which is Northeast of Mumbai (Bombay), India, is the Vipassana International Academy, also known as Dhamma Giri or Hill of Dhamma.