For the first time, a non-fiction feature length film tells the story of the meditation movement and Buddhism's relationship to today's new consciously engaged culture and advocacy for a sustainable future.
The film spans the past three decades of Tibetan Buddhism’s contribution to the West, the evolution of a spiritual intelligence and motivation beyond self, toward an altruistic engagement with others, the world, and our environment.
FEATURING rare, in-depth interviews with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Dzongzar Rinpoche, Bernardo Bertolucci, Philip Glass, Melissa Mathison, Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone and others, reveal the spiritual and cultural roots of this emerging, social paradigm. Moving into the first two decades of the 21st Century, Dr. Mark Epstein, Gyeltrul Jigme Rinpoche, Dr. Joseph Loizzo, Matthieu Ricard, Phd., Sharon Salzberg, Robert Thurman, Phd.
PLUS: James Cameron, Richard Gere, Yoko Ono, and others further explore this altruistic engagement, related science, research, activism and art as it evolves today.
Beautifully filmed in India, Nepal, Tibet, Switzerland, France, Canada and the U.S.A. over the past 25 years.
Producer/ Director: John Dileva Halpern
Producers: Julia Miller – Jim Miller - Post Factory NY
Executive Producer: MDS Productions
TRT: 80 minutes
Copyright, MDS Productions 2013