Movies Concerning Awakening

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Post by mus3cho » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:26 pm

Lars and the Real Girl.

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Post by Snuppy » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:32 am

Hi all,

On top of the ones already stated, Id have to add, CAST AWAY. the Robert Zemeckis film.

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Post by runstrails » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:52 pm

Saw Milarepa: Magician, Murderer and Saint. Its made by a Buddhist monk about Tibetan Buddhism's greatest saint. But this first movie was only about the Magician and Murderer part. There is another movie proposed about his enlightenment and sainthood. This was a visually stunning movie. Filmed in the highest part of India. From this movie it is clear that there was SO much suffering in Milarepa's life (betrayal, poverty, sorcery and murder)--would beat Harry Potter hands down :)
I would love to see the second movie--assuming it gets made. Does anyone know if its already been made?

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Post by Natalie » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:48 am

runstrails,

Saw the PBS documentary “The Buddha” last night. The one narrated by Richard Gere. I liked it, though it saddened me to learn that as a young man, he abandoned his wife and child in quest of spiritual enlightenment. I understand why he felt he had to do this.

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Post by RCharles » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:52 am

The PBS documentary, "The Buddha" is available for instant-view on Netflix. Your post, Natalie, caused me to watch it. It's very good, especially the last 30 minutes, which discusses applying Buddhism to our own lives! Thanks for the recommendation. :D

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Post by kiki » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:14 am

Yeah, it's a great show. I just got Netflix myself and was delighted to find The Buddha there.
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Post by smiileyjen101 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:22 am

not already mentioned -
Crash (2004) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0375679/

Always (1989) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096794/
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Post by runstrails » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:11 am

Just saw "Dreamkeeper" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0309150/
Its a 3 hour miniseries about native american legends told in the most cinematic and fresh way. A young lakota sioux man and his grandfather are headed to the annual pow-wow in New Mexico from South Dakota. The grandfather is a story teller in the sioux tradition and all through the journey keeps us captivated with legendary tales of 'eagle boy" and "dun horse" and "pawnee" and "chinook princess" and so many more. The cinematography is so wonderful that the stories really come to life. The end is poignant and a great tribute to the mystery and oneness of life. What more could you want from a good non-dual movie!

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Post by awarenow » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:31 pm

I enjoyed Bagger Vance. I saw it mentioned here. Peaceful Warrior was quite interesting also, dont no if it has been mentioned already here? The two are similar, one is golf-oriented, the other gymnastics-oriented:P
I also enjoyed The Matrix :)

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Post by smiileyjen101 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:38 am

http://www.hereaftermovie.org/

I saw this movie yesterday and it gets my (gentle) thumbs up. It covers experiences of loss, near death and clairvoyance in a very candid way. The beauty of Clint Eastwood's direction is its calmness and honesty amid some fairly fragile human conditions.

I'd be interested to hear others' views on the treatment of the topics, from highlighting the fear or oversimplifying of it in some areas of the population, to the 'reality' of those experiencing the effects of them.

Clairvoyance for instance - gift or curse?

Near death experience - why does 'the establishment' ignore the 'facts' whilst harping on about needing facts?

Synchronicity - no such thing as a coincidence?

And just general views on the topics or on the movie and how others might see it in terms of awakening.
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Post by quark » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:01 am

Jen, should you start a thread for those things? Let me know if you do. I'd be interested in that thread!
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Post by smiileyjen101 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:01 am

Okay Quark, here it is
http://eckhart-tolle-forum.inner-growth ... =47&t=8712

On topic, I saw a re-run of Forest Gump last night and just loved his view of the world. I agree with his drill sergeant 'Gump, you are a genius!!"
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Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Post by WnC » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:51 am

A Single Man w/ Colin Firth

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Post by AnonyMouse » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:32 pm

I have just seen Stone (2010) with Robert De Niro, Edward Norton and Milla Jovovich
Very much about suffering and awakening
One of those movies where it feels like the director is trusting your intelligence/sensitivity/openmindedness as a viewer

They promoted it almost entirely as a hollywood-thriller, so offcourse many people did'nt get or like it (criticising it's "genre-confusion" or missing plot etc.). Don't watch the trailer, it's misleading..
Well it IS a hollywood drama-thriller, and it has violence etc. etc.. but it's so much more and other than that
I liked it.. moving, disturbing, opening and asking but not-answering

I guess this movie is for those who are still stuck/suffering but awakeNING somehow
Try see it. Maybe twice like I did :wink:
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Post by Natalie » Sun May 01, 2011 3:53 am

Thanks for the recommendation. Just saw “Stone” by Robert DeNiro and Edward Norton. Great movie about the process of awakening precipitated by extreme suffering. Loved watching Norton failed miserably at explaining what was happening to him. Nice to see DeNiro making these types of movies.

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