Monday, December 29, 2008

Sukhavati - Place of Bliss

A Mythic Journey with Joseph Campbell - Part 1 - 38:30

"Renowned author, philosopher, and mythologist Joseph Campbell presents this program, an exploration of primal mythical images. Campbell traces the mythological symbols left to us by the ancients, revealing the drama played out across the screen of the universe. Primal mythological images evoke a sense of the experience as well as the spirit of the great story that so excited Joe. Filmed around the world, SUKHAVATI is a journey of transcendence and illumination. By casting his sharp critical eye on the images and practices of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity as well as the ruins of Ajanta or Ellora in India, Eleusis and Delphi in Greece, and Stonehenge, Campbell sets off on a journey filled with visual poetry to find the land of bliss."

SATYA: A Prayer for the Enemy


Mental Resilience in Times of Crisis

Dr Alan Wallace, renowned scholar of Buddhism and Founding President, Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies, shares the Buddhist way to building mental resilience.

The Retinal Blind Spot in the Vision of our Origins

In the latest Focus on Origins lecture presented at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Dr. Alan Wallace discusses the retinal blind spot in the scientific vision of our origins: consciousness. Series: "Focus on Origins" [4/2002] [Humanities]

Buddhist concept of Time

Roof Of The World


Tibetan Buddhism philosophy and psychology

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Bhutan - The politics of Happiness

You can also watch
Gross National Happiness - Bhutan
The Height of Happiness

The Three Principle Paths with Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Be Your Own Therapist

Ven. Robina giving a Google Tech Talk

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Religiões do mundo: o budismo

Em português

Study guide here.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Leaving Fear Behind

"Leaving Fear Behind (in Tibetan, Jigdrel) is a heroic film shot by Tibetans from inside Tibet, who longed to bring Tibetan voices to the Beijing Olympic Games. With the global spotlight on China as it rises to host the XXIX Olympics, Tibetans wish to tell the world of their plight and their heartfelt grievances against Chinese rule. The footage was smuggled out of Tibet under extraordinary circumstances. The filmmakers were detained soon after sending their tapes out, and remain in detention today." 24 min

Tibet - Wheels of Life, Winds of Change

"This is an evocative journey through the highest inhabited land on Earth – Tibet. From an ancient pilgrimage to holy Mount Kailash to the capital Lhasa where the modern world is touching ordinary Tibetans, a hardy people rooted in the Buddhist faith. A film by Emmy award-winning film maker Michael Single."

Watch it on Factual TV - here.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Freeing Your Mind from Depression and Fear

... with Ven. Robina Courtin

"Habitual depression & fear imprison our minds, but it's just a habit based on our misperception of reality. Find out how to overcome these enemies & free your mind. Ven. Robina introduces Buddhist teachings on the mind and reality and tell us how to apply these teachings to our life right now."


Sunday, October 05, 2008

People & Power - The Dalai Lama

From Aljazeera: "The Dalai Lama has imposed a ban on the worship of the 500 year old deity Shugden. This has created divisions among the Tibetans living in India, where Shugden worshippers are being ostracized from their community in the name of the Dalai Lama."

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Francisco Varela

"Francisco Varela discusses the taboo in science about subjectivity, as well as the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of reincarnation."

From Matthew's youtube channel.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Be Happy Like a Monk

"Professor Richard Davidson of the University of Wisconsin discusses the results of studies with Buddhist Monks and Meditation. Using EEG, he has mapped the areas of the brain affected by meditation and also researched correlations between happiness and life events."

Watch it online: Part 1 - Part 2 - Q&A Session

From Sage Meditation's Videos.

Friday, August 29, 2008


A film by neten chokling rinpoche: "another Bhutanese and Tibetan visual medium reminder of impermanence, the legendary story of a beloved 11th century tibetan writer and one of the most notable historical practitioners of the dharma, jetsun milarepa, whose works continue to be read and appreciated today."
Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4
Part 5 - Part 6 - Part 7 - Part 8 - Part 9


"A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas. Samsara is a quest; one man's struggle to find spiritual Enlightenment by renouncing the world. And one woman's struggle to keep her enlightened love and life in the world. But their destiny turns, twists and comes to a surprise ending..." - In Spanish

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Phorpa - The Cup

"A movie based on the true story of Bhutanese society's and particularly its monks' obsession with football that became all too evident during the football world cup of 98. The movie though is set in the Tibetan Gyurmeling Monastery in India, and the characters are all played by Tibetan monks."
From tangpa's videos
Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 - Part 7 - Part 8 - Part 9

Himalayan Pilgrimage

Devavision Productions

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sisters of Ladakh

"SISTERS OF LADAKH is an inquiry into the feminine vision of Buddhism. Filmed on location in Ladakh, on the Himalayan border between India and Tibet, this one hour documentary features stunning photography and compelling testimonies of Tibetan nuns."

A Nomad's Life

A young Tibetan family questions whether their nomadic traditions can survive against the challenges of a rapidly modernizing world.

Mystical Brain

"Is it possible to shed light on the states of grace experienced by mystics and meditators? In MYSTICAL BRAIN, the documentary filmmaker Isabelle Raynauld shows us the most recent discoveries of scientific research on this phenomenon."

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Stephen Bachelor

Thirty minute documentary on Stephen’s work - watch it here.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Pema Chodron

Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason With Pema Chödrön

This is a 55 minute interview which has been split into 6 segments.

Watch here.

Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation

From Google Tech Talks

ABSTRACT: Mindfulness meditation, one type of meditation technique, has been shown to enhance emotional awareness and psychological flexibility as well as induce well-being and emotional balance. Scientists have also begun to examine how
meditation may influence brain functions. This talk will examine the effect of mindfulness meditation practice on the brain systems in which psychological functions such as attention, emotional reactivity, emotion regulation, and self-view are instantiated. We will also discuss how different forms of meditation practices are being studied using neuroscientific technologies and are being integrated into clinical practice to address symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress.

Speaker: Philippe Goldin
Philippe is a research scientist and heads the Clinically Applied Affective Neuroscience group in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University. He spent 6 years in India and Nepal studying various languages, Buddhist philosophy and debate at Namgyal Monastery and the Dialectic Monastic Institute, and serving as an interpreter for various Tibetan Buddhist lamas. He then returned to the U.S. to complete a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University. His NIH-funded clinical research focuses on (a) functional neuroimaging investigations of cognitive-affective mechanisms in adults with anxiety disorders, (b)comparing the effects of mindfulness meditation and cognitive-behavioral therapy on brain-behavior correlates of emotional reactivity and regulation, and (c) training children in family and elementary school settings in mindfulness skills to reduce anxiety and enhance compassion, self-esteem and quality of family interactions.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Mind Science

Scientists, with the help of Buddhist monks and the Dalai Lama, are unlocking mysteries of the brain. Dan rather reports.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Shamatha Project

Introductory talk

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

Dalai Lama - Ethical Leadership

"The Dalai Lama discusses ethical leadership for a new millennium to promote dialogue and cross-cultural understanding around the world."

From uctelevision's videos.

Friday, April 04, 2008

The Blue Buddha

Lost Secrets of Tibetan Medicine

"Twelve hundred years ago the people of Tibet developed a comprehensive medical system. They understood how the mind affects the body. They knew subtle ways of changing the body's chemistry with medicines made from plants and minerals. They blessed their medicines in lengthy rituals. And they encoded this knowledge in a series of elaborate paintings called thangkas. Blue Buddha: Lost Secrets of Tibetan Medicine traces the odyssey of traditional Tibetan medicine from it's roots in ancient Tibet, to a worldwide interest in it's traditional medical wisdom."

Monday, March 24, 2008