Milarepa, the Early Years

Milarepa, the Early Years

The early life of the great Tibetan sage Milarepa centres on his childhood and acquisition of magical powers.

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Tathagata Buddha

A very good Bollywood-style film on the life of the Buddha (Hindi, with English subtitles)

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The Taste of the Dhamma

A new film from Myanmar by Isi Dhamma and his young actors featuring magic potions and the only antidote: meditation (Myanmar, with English and French subs).

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The Great Legacy

A movie from Myanmar involving a quest for the real legacy a girl in given from her dying Father, involving a heady mix of adventure, dancing, fighting, Dhamma and meditation.

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Nivarana, the box of desires

An unusual love story set in Myanmar, involving love and life and meditation too. You won’t forget this one easily.

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Angulimala

A film about the life of the serial killer Angulimala who is converted by the Buddha and becomes an Arahat.

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Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter . . . and Spring

This sensitive 2003 film by Kim Ki-duk from South Korea is set around the changing seasons, both of nature and of man, as they play out in a hermitage in a remote and beautiful part of the country (Korean, with English subtitles).

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Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar: The Untold Truth

An epic film about the life of the great Indian social reformer Dr. Babsaheeb Ambedkar.

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Sita Sings the Blues

A modern retelling of the Ramayana story by Nina Paley featuring the music of the 20s blues singer Annette Hanshaw.

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Dogen, the Zen Master

This is a dramatic reconstruction of the Life of the great Japanese monk Dogenwho flourished in Japan in the 13th century.

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