1. Mirror of Zen /// A Day in the Moment of a Modern Zen Monk


    from Christine Schmitthenner / Added

    15.3K Plays / / 64 Comments

    Zen's ancient teachings seem a mystery to many. But actually, Zen is very simple: Zen means attaining my true self -- "What am I?" In this revolutionary film by acclaimed filmmaker Christine Schmitthenner, we see a Western Zen monk in his daily activities in the world: chanting, meditating, preparing breakfast, riding public transport, meeting with friends, even shaving his head -- from moment to moment, not attached to conceptual thinking, everything is Zen, which just means everything is "moment." The subject of this unusual film, Hyon Gak Sunim, allowed filmmakers to follow his daily living and teaching activities for a week as he met with students and organized his daily activities. Sunim is widely recognized as one of the most influential Zen monks in modern Korean Buddhist history, a graduate of Yale and Harvard who entered the monastic life in 1992 and has done over 20 years of intensive Zen training in the ancient Zen temples of Korea. His enlightenment was certified ("inka") in a public ceremony in 2001 by his teacher, the legendary Zen Master Seung Sahn (1927-2004). Now based in the West, he wanders the world, teaching wherever invited.

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    • From US Marine to Zen Monk


      from Krzysztof Gonciarz / Added

      77K Plays / / 24 Comments

      *English, Japanese & Polish subtitles available Scott Mangis is a former US Marine who now lives his life as a Zen monk near Tokyo, Japan. We explore Scott's life story and path that lead him to completely change his way of living. --- A video by Tofu Media Production Krzysztof Gonciarz & Kasia Mecinski http://tofu.media --- Shot on Canon 5D Mark III. Lenses: Tamron 24-70 IS 2.8, Zeiss 50 1.4, Canon 100 IS 2.8 USM Stabilizing: DJI Ronin, Slidecamera slider, Manfrotto monopod&tripod Edited in Adobe Premiere, graded in Magic Bullet Looks --- Music used (in order of appearance): Silent Partner - Ticker Huma-Huma - Hydra Silent Partner - Sunday Drive Silent Partner - Terminal D The 126ers - Secret Conversations Silent Partner - Frequency

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      • Aliza and the Mind Jar


        from Hover / Added

        12.1K Plays / / 22 Comments

        Zarida, parent of her 6 year old daughter, Aliza, takes us through her experience with the pioneering yoga and mindfulness program at Girls Prep Bronx Elementary in NYC. Created by Kelli Love Produced by Hover Directed by Ethan Goldwater Cinematography by Zach Sky Edited by Iva Radivojevic Color by Begonia Colomar Sound mixing by One Thousand Birds Yoga Dork: Feb. 20, 2015 Conferences and Festivals: *Yoga in the Schools Symposium at Kripalu on Feb. 18, 2015 *Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth Conference on Feb. 28th 2015 *City Lights Film Fest at Columbia University (Teachers College) April 2,2015 *Academic Festival at Columbia University on April 11, 2015 Girls Prep Bronx Elementary: http://www.publicprep.org/page.cfm?p=516 Kelli Love: http://about.me/kellilove

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        • Chris Sharma: Letting Go // Inside Game Episode 1


          from Prana Living / Added

          Chris Sharma and Mindful Living Ambassador Mark Coleman talk about the ‘inside game’ of climbing – how our thoughts can either hinder our performance or enhance our experience. The universal idea of letting go and focusing on the present moment allows us to more fully enjoy our passionate pursuits and our lives… of course this is easier said that done.

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          • Tea & the Art of Life Management


            from Samovar Tea / Added

            48.9K Plays / / 12 Comments

            Join me and my good friends, and role models Leo Babauta, author of the awsome blog Zen Habits, Four Hour Workweek author Tim Ferriss, and VP of the San Francisco Zen Center, Susan O'Connell as we have tea, and connect on the meaning of life, zen, and how to live with joy in a world full of technology and distraction. Topics Include... - What is Zen? - How to meditate - How these people manage their lives - How to live with meaning - How to use the technology and the tools of our times

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            • Path of Freedom


              from Go Project Films / Added

              11.9K Plays / / 12 Comments

              In the harsh environment of a Rhode Island men’s prison, a group of fifty inmates are transforming their lives through the practice of meditation. Path of Freedom follows former inmate Fleet Maull as he visits prison to share his strategies for surviving on the inside. The film offers a rare glimpse into the inner lives of men reaching for forgiveness, inner peace and freedom behind bars. To learn more about Fleet and the work of the Prison Mindfulness Institute, visit: www.prisonmindfulness.org.

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              • "Dash" - ONLINE PREMIERE


                from Mark Brown / Added

                1,362 Plays / / 9 Comments

                Each of us, without exception will eventually be summarized and symbolized by a singular dash. "Dash" A dash How quickly, and completely, we dismiss A dash Yet it bears the great burden Of a symbol with cause To encompass a life Shown freely to all Every choice and decision Every action of angst Every love and affection Or every word of hate We each must choose Our direction. Our path. All to be frozen In a solitary dash Our days are our tools And we each must craft All that will be told In our solitary dash We may ensnare and enslave Our dash with our hate Leave the world wanting And stuck in it’s state Or we may choose To see our dash as an asset to adorn With kindness, love, and wisdom To unity it is sworn All that can be said Can be said in a dash The only questions is Will you choose the good or the bad? -Mark Brown, 2013

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                • Dean Potter: Focus // Inside Game Episode 3


                  from Prana Living / Added

                  Dean Potter and prAna Mindfulness Ambassador Mark Coleman talk about heightened awareness and focus. The riskier the project, the more tuned in Dean gets to the subtleties of his craft and the environment around him. Learn more about Dean at http://www.prana.com/DeanPotter

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                  • NATURAE


                    from Francesco Vovola / Added

                    719 Plays / / 8 Comments

                    A walk through nature and meditation. The video was shot in Fontegreca (CE, Italy). "Nature is none other than God in things. (...) Animals and plants are living effects of Nature; Whence all of God is in all things... Think thus, of the sun in the crocus, in the narcissus, in the heliotrope, in the rooster, in the lion". (Giordano Bruno)

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                    • Chi Tree


                      from Tim FitzPatrick / Added

                      1,186 Plays / / 8 Comments

                      This short film explores the connection we have to the life of trees. It's a video meditation on the stillness of the earth and the presence of an oak tree in a Quantock field in Somerset, England. "Everything on earth is made of the same stuff ultimately - chi (qi, ki, prana or life force - vitality). The notion that we humans are separate from nature, including the earth itself below our feet, is an illusion. Through practices like Chi Gung and Tai Chi we can reconnect with what we truly are and become strong and calm - profoundly connected in a state of oneness to everything around us, knowing that we are not separate from it all. I made this film because this reconnection is vital for my mental health and physical wellbeing." - Tim FitzPatrick Shot on Canon 650d DSLR + Canon 17-85 IS USM EF-S Lens Acknowledgments: Conscious Connections Chi Gung Meditation - http://www.bigger-picture.net Music Track by Stars of the Lid - http://www.brainwashed.com/sotl/ The Engine Room, Bridgwater, Somerset, UK - http://www.engineroom-somerset.org.uk Somerset Film, Bridgwater, Somerset, UK - http://www.somersetfilm.com

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