The discipline of Buddhist meditation pierces what Einstein called our "delusion of consciousness", our separateness from other living things. Robert Beatty is a member of the first wave of Theravada Buddhist Teachers who brought the Buddhist Dharma from Asia in the 1970’s. Robert founded the Portland Insight Meditation Community where he is the guiding teacher. Robert holds Vipassana (insight meditation) retreats in various locations in North America. These silent retreats incorporate sitting and walking meditation. This film was made during one retreat in Atlin, British Columbia, Canada.
Thanks to the participants who graciously permitted filming while the retreat was in progress.