DVD Reviews

Awake: The Life of Yogananda A rounded portrait of the Father of Yoga in the West that celebrates his practical and uplifting art of spiritual living. Being Present
A Celtic Pilgrimage with John O'Donohue A beautifully filmed documentary in which John O'Donohue explains the importance of landscape in Celtic spirituality. Imagination
Monk With a Camera The life and work of a Western abbot in a Tibetan monastery in India who serves as a bridge-builder. Attention
Daughters of Dolma Visits to two Tibetan Buddhist nunneries where girls and women blend tradition with large dollops of the media and the secular world. Devotion
Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler A six-part series that focuses on the motivations and reactions of pilgrims at sacred places around the world. Questing
The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & … By far, the best and most inspiring, enlightening, and creative social issue documentary on climate change. Transformation
When the Iron Bird Flies: Tibetan Buddhism Arrives … An invaluable history of the spread of Tibetan Buddhism to the West and its continuing evolution. Teachers
Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago A documentary about six pilgrims' responses to this daunting and enlightening journey. Transformation
Free the Mind An enlightening documentary about using mindfulness, breathing techniques, and yoga to reprogram the brain and ease the mind. Peace
Band of Sisters A heart-felt documentary celebrating the incredible achievements of activist Catholic nuns in the United States. Justice
Bodhisattva An introduction to the Seventeenth Karmapa, the 23-year-old leader of the oldest reincarnation lineage in Tibetan Buddhism on a tour of America. Teachers
Bill Moyers: Faith & Reason Bill Moyers once again sets the gold standard for intelligent conversation on television. Faith
In the Footprints of Francis and the Sultan: A Model… A documentary about the fruitful encounter of Francis of Assisi, a Catholic monk, and Sultan al-Kamil, a Sufi Muslim. Hospitality
Jesus & Buddha: Practicing Across Traditions A timely, soul-stirring mapping of Christians enriching their faith with insights from Zen Buddhism. Faith
Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa … An edifying documentary on the controversial Tibetan Buddhist spiritual teacher. Teachers
Wake Up An intriguing documentary about a young man, his close encounter with the world of spirits, and his quest for peace and transformation. X-The Mystery
Tears of the Buddha A group of Buddhists teachers on the meaning and value of the emotions in a spiritual life of meditation. Teachers
Prajna Earth: Journey into Sacred Nature A visually stunning portrait of the devotional lives of Buddhists and Hindus in Cambodia, Bali, and Java. Devotion
Being in the World A bright and thought-provoking examination of philosophy and the authenticity of those who have passionately immersed themselves in life. Meaning
Yogawoman An explanation of the global phenomenon of yoga in the lives of women. Nurturing
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