1. Brother David Steindl-Rast is an 86-year-old Benedictine monk who many consider the successor to Thomas Merton at the intersection of Christianity and Buddhism. More than that, Brother David has developed a "common sense spirituality" that touches the heart of all the great spiritual traditions. He is an apostle of the spirit of gratefulness, described on his remarkable website: gratefulness.org. In this series of conversations hosted by Michael Lerner of Commonweal, they explore Br. David's remarkable spiritual biography.

    In part four of the series filmed in February 2012, Br. David answers questions from the group assembled for the recording.

    This video is copyrighted by A Network for Grateful Living, any use other than streaming for personal viewing is prohibited without permission.

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  2. Spiritual journey is a 11-minute short documentary film about what Primitive Jason Barnes went through in the early 1970ʼs with what called the Sus Law in England. And later finding his way to Krishna(Yoga), Vegan and music to attain his spiritual ways of life.

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  3. Click here for info on how to see SAMSARA: barakasamsara.com/theaters


    Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. SAMSARA reunites director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films BARAKA and CHRONOS were acclaimed for combining visual and musical artistry.

    SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern.

    Expanding on the themes they developed in BARAKA (1992) and CHRONOS (1985), SAMSARA explores the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man’s spirituality and the human experience. Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, SAMSARA takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation. Through powerful images, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.

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  4. The final product of almost half a year of shooting. I made this movie as a school assignment called the 100 point project of free choice. The inspiration to make a timelapse movie came from the beautiful footage by TSO Photography and the Timescapes crew.

    Most of the scenes are shot in various places in Stockholm, Sweden, while some of the sunset scenes are from Thailand.

    Shot with two Nikon D5100 and
    Sigma 10-20/3,5
    Nikkor 35/1,8
    Nikkor 70-300/4,5-5,6
    and some ND-filters

    Music: Prélude - Ehma (Opus Solemnis 2005)
    Free Art Licence from blane-est.net/ehma/?page_id=77

    Read more and see "behind the camera-pictures" at my website:

    Now also on RudolfsonPhotography.com

    Youtube: youtube.com/watch?v=Io-27j5D9fk
    And 500px: 500px.com/rudolfson

    Stay tuned for more timelapse movies from Time4Timelapse!

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    This was filmed between 29th April and 10th May 2011 in the Arctic, on
    the archipelago Lofoten in Norway.

    My favorite natural phenomenon is one I do not even know the name of, even after talking to meteorologists and astrophysicists I am none the wiser.What I am talking about I have decided to call The Arctic Light and it is a natural phenomenon occurring 2-4 weeks before you can see the Midnight Sun.

    The Sunset and Sunrise are connected in one magnificent show of color and light lasting from 8 to 12 hours. The sun is barely going below the horizon before coming up again. This is the most colorful light that I know, and the main reason I have been going up there for the last 4 years, at the exact
    same time of year, to photograph. Based on previous experience, I knew this was going to be a very
    difficult trip. Having lost a couple of cameras and some other equipment up there before, it was crucial to bring an extra set of everything. I also
    made sure I had plenty of time in case something went wrong.
    If you can imagine roping down mountain cliffs, or jumping around on slippery rocks covered in seaweed with 2 tripods, a rail, a controller,
    camera, lenses, filters and rigging for 4-5 hour long sequences at a time, and then
    having to calculate the rise and fall of the tides in order to capture the essence - it all proved bit of a challenge.

    And almost as if planned, the trip would turn out to become very
    difficult indeed. I had numerous setbacks including: airline lost my
    luggage, struggling to swim ashore after falling into the Arctic sea: twice, breaking lenses, filters, tripod, computer, losing the whole dolly rig and controller into the sea, and even falling off a rather tall rock and ending
    up in the hospital. As much as I wanted to give up, the best way Out is
    always “Through”. I am glad I stuck it through though because there were some amazing sunrises waiting. At 1:06 you see a single scene from day to night to day which is from 9pm to 7am. Think about that for a minute.. 10 hours with light like that.

    I asked the very talented Marika Takeuchi to specifically compose and
    perform a song for this movie, and what she came up with is absolutely remarkable. Thank you very much Marika!

    Available in Digital Cinema 4k

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    Music: "The Arctic Light" by Marika Takeuchi
    Buy it on iTunes


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