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Dharma Movie Nights

A quarterly event, Dharma Movie Night features a film that in some way deals with Buddhist themes. Films are shown at Ekoji Buddhist Sangha, 3411 Grove Ave., beginning at 7:00 on Saturday evenings. Dharma Movie Night affords us the opportunity to cultivate the practice of viewing cinema through a Buddhist lens. Coming together as sangha, the supportive community of practitioners, we enrich both our human experience and our dharma practice together. This, in turn, transforms and ennobles each step of our journey along the Eightfold Noble Path as movies become vehicles of Dharma, vehicles of the teaching. And most importantly, it’s fun to have saturday night at the movies!

After the film, there is a moderated discussion on how the film illustrates some aspect of Buddhist teachings or how Buddhism is portrayed in popular culture.

Films are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Movie Night is free of charge and donations will be accepted.

Upcoming Film Saturday March 15, 7 pm.

This film is about Tibetan teacher and filmmaker Dzongar Jamyang Khyentse Norbu Rinpoche, director of The Cup and Travellers & Magicians. "From the World Cup in Germany to the remote Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, three students are on a quest they hope will lead to wisdom. The catch is… the teacher. Soccer obsessed, charismatic filmmaker, and citizen of the world, Khyentse Norbu may be one of the most eminent Tibetan Buddhist teachers, but it’s a job description he slyly seems to reject at every turn."* A winner of numerous awards.

* From http://www.buddhistfilmfoundation.org/festival-media/words-of-my-perfect-teacher/

Questions or suggestions about Dharma Movie Night are most welcome and encouraged. Please call Joe at (804) 920-7180.