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Buddhism and Zen Buddhism

A hand-picked selection of DVDs exploring Buddhism and Zen Buddhism, with links to amazon.com for more details...

BUDDHISM & ZEN BUDDHISM

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
The Tibetan Book of the Dead (A Way of Life / The Great Liberation)

Average Review Rating:5 out of 5 stars

The Tibetan Book of the Dead remains an essential teaching in the Buddhist cultures of the Himalayas. This DVD version is narrated by Leonard Cohen.

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Robert Thurman on Buddhism
Robert Thurman on Buddhism

Average Review Rating:3.5 out of 5 stars

Robert Thurman, the renowned professor of Indo-Tibetan studies from Columbia presents popular lectures on the basic concepts of "The Three Jewels" of Buddhism - The Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. A good introduction to Buddhist thought - great for the inquiring newcomer and a nice refresher for those who have studied this philosophy. 220 minutes.

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Robert Thurman on Tibet
Robert Thurman on Tibet

Average Review Rating:3 out of 5 stars

This is sort of an historical account of Tibetan Buddhism, is not as deep as Thurmans "Buddhism" and more centered on why, who and how the Dharma was spread in Tibet. 240 minutes.

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4x4 By Watts, Box Set
4x4 By Watts, Box Set (VHS)
Alan Watts

Average Review Rating:5 out of 5 stars

VHS only of a PBS lecture series by one of the first Westerners to "import" Buddhism into the West. Slightly dated, but still potent!

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Life of Buddha
Life of Buddha
Average Review Rating:5 out of 5 stars

If you're new to Buddhism or would like to know more, this is probably the best place to start...

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Peace Is Every Step - Meditation In Action
Peace Is Every Step - Meditation In Action: The Life and Work of Thich Nhat Hanh

Average Review Rating:5 out of 5 stars

Peace Is Every Step is an intimate and direct portrait of of a monk who has lived through war and fought back with meditation, love and grace under fire, testimony to the faith that simple practices and insights drawn from (but not by any means limited to) the Buddhist meditative tradition can help change conditions for the better: on a personal level, in the family, in the community, in a nation and in the world.

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Three Teachings by Karmapa
Three Teachings by Karmapa
The 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

These are the first video teachings by the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje to be released publicly. The teachings were recorded in early 2003, in Sarnath and Dharamsala, India...at age 17!

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Under the Bodhi Tree
Under the Bodhi Tree; His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa at the 2003 Kagyu Monlam
The 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Filmed in the winter of 2003 - 4, this documentary features His Holiness the XVII Gyalwa Karmapa as he leads a nine day prayer ceremony called the Kagyu Monlam.

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Four Noble Truths and the Four Immeasurables
Four Noble Truths and the Four Immeasurables
Tai Situ Rinpoche

A teaching video from a modern Zen Master.

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Six Paramitas: Part 1 & 2
Six Paramitas: Part 1 & 2
Tai Situ Rinpoche

Another teaching video from Tai Situ Rinpoche. The Paramitas are the six stages of study and practice followed by Bodhisattvas on their way to Buddhahood.

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Wheel of Time
Wheel of Time

Average Review Rating:4 out of 5 stars

Join a Buddhist pilgrimage on the journey toward enlightenment.

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Way Chi, the Buddhist Way

Way Chi, the Buddhist Way

Average Review Rating:5 out of 5 stars

"A unique new holistic approach to learning or teaching sacred scripture through movement".

MEDITATION

The Secret Is There Are No Secrets: An Introduction to Zen Meditation
The Secret Is There Are No Secrets - An Introduction to Zen Meditation

Teaches what meditation is, how to meditate, how to sustain practice, and where your practice might lead you...

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Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche - Turning the Mind into an Ally: Teachings on Meditation

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche - Turning the Mind into an Ally: Teachings on Meditation

Average Review Rating:4 out of 5 stars

A talk on meditation by a genuine master. Includes detailed instruction on how to practice meditation.

THE DALAI LAMA

Ralph Metzner, Ph. D. (Transpersonal Conversations)
The Dalai Lama - The Four Noble Truths

Average Review Rating:4.5 out of 5 stars

A series of lectures on the Four Noble Truths given by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama in 1997 in England. The lectures were a landmark event, bringing together for the first time in the West a nonsectarian Buddhist and lay audience for over six hours of emotional and intellectually challenging engagement with these central teachings of the Buddhist canon.

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Ethics and the World Crisis - A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama
Ethics and the World Crisis - A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama joins renowned journalists, economists, environmentalists and politicians in a discussion of the ethical dilemmas of the new millennium.

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Biography - Dalai Lama: The Soul of Tibet
Biography - Dalai Lama: The Soul of Tibet (A Way of Life / The Great Liberation)

Average Review Rating:3 out of 5 stars

"Not what I would consider an in-depth portrait but more like a good line drawing". -- Sean Pfister (San Francisco, USA)

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His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama: Ethics for a New Millennium
His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama: Ethics for a New Millennium

Average Review Rating:5 out of 5 stars

In this talk at the Royal Albert Hall in London before an audience of more than 5,000 people, the Dalai Lama speaks of the necessity for an ethical basis in our lives. Compassion, Kindness, internal disarmament, care of others are some of the important subjects mentioned.

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The Dalai Lama: Six Paramitas
The Dalai Lama: Six Paramitas (2005)

A guide to freedom, wisdom, joy and harmony in life. 484 minutes.

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Dalai Lama on Life and Enlightenment
Dalai Lama on Life and Enlightenment

Average Review Rating:5 out of 5 stars

"Ive seen alot of these films, docs and movies like The Cup, Seven Years in Tibet etc but nothing compares to this. I am in awe as to how raw and uncut this series is. Its like receiving wisdom teachings whilst touring tibet, nepal, india and bhutan with the greatest masters of buddhism -- Charles Ford.


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