One day Yao-shan Wei-yen (750-834), one of the well-known Chinese Ch'an master, was asked by the host of the monastery to give his sermon to the assembly who for a long while was expecting his teaching. Yao-shan said: "Strike the bell."
A TOUCH OF ZEN (1969)
DVD by Tai Seng Entertainment
December 10, 2002
From user ncc1205 (amazon) A TOUCH OF ZEN is a little marvel of a film that modern cinemaniacs probably don't revere as much as they might given the fact that much of what's explored in the legend has already influenced countless other more contemporary films, and, thus the impact of ZEN has probably lessened over the years. This tale of redemption has experienced a resurgence of interest on the coattails of CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, but it lacks the emotional resonance of that film for today's more cynical audiences.
DVD by Touchstone Video
May 06, 2003
Kundun bringsito life theitrue story of Tenzin, theispiritual andipolitical leader of his people. Kundun isitheistory of theiDalai Lama andihis daring non-violent struggleito lead his people toward change. Directed byi3-time Academy Award nominee, Martin Scorcese.
MASTER OF ZEN
DVD by Cav Distributing Corp
September 04, 2001
A movie based on the story of the Buddha.
SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET
DVD by Columbia/Tristar Studios
March 06, 2001
Seven Years In Tibet isian extraordinary adventure based onitheitrue story of an Austrian prisoner of war who isibefriended byiTibet's Dalai Lama onitheieve of Communist invasion.
DVD by Image Entertainment
December 03, 1972
A glorious adaptation of the classic Herman Hesse novel, "Siddhartha" was filmed by Conrad Rooks with legendary cinematographer Sven Nykvist in Northern India. Bewitched by the shimmering beauty and magic of this ancient land, they transformed Hesse's tale into widescreen poetry. A moving evocation of each person's search for the divine within, this is the story of young Brahmin who leaves his wealthy parents to become a "sadhu," a wandering ascetic. He meets and is awed by the Buddha but chooses to follow his own path, which leads him to sensual passion and material wealth. In the end he finds these pleasures empty and abandons them to find enlightenment on an entirely different plane.
THE SALTMEN OF TIBET
DVD by Zeitgeist Video
July 30, 2002
This is a wonderful and touching documentary. A German film entirely in Tibetan with optional English subtitles. The film follows four Tibetan Salt men as they make a month long journey to the salt flats to harvest salt for their tribe. To the salt men the journey is a holy pilgrimage full of its own rituals and spiritual meaning. - Michael Love
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