Here and Now News Service Joel interviews Franklin Merrell-Wolff  
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HERE AND NOW NEWS SERVICE
a film by Joel Morwood
featuring Franklin Merrell-Wolff, and an appearance by Dianne Harrison
Includes the interview-50 min
a short about the Ashrama-15 min
and post interview out-takes.

Readers of NAKED THROUGH THE GATE Know that during the final months of Joel's path, he took to the road, visiting spiritual communities and teachers to record the video magazine THE HERE AND NOW NEWS SERVICE.

Meeting Franklin Merrell-Wolff, Joel recognized he was "someone special" and dropped the 15-minute Here and Now format for a longer interview. Today, Joel says of this recording, "I didn't know the right questions to ask Dr. Wolff. I wish I'd thought to redo this video after my awakening." The film also has some spots of snow, and segments of hand-held camera work. Even so, it's a fascinating document for those familiar with Dr. Wolff's work, or interested in the formation of Joel's teachings.

CONTENTS:
Joel and Ed hike to the Ashrama to film and talk about the building and its majestic setting. (approx. 15 min.)

With student Dianne Harrison, Joel interviews Franklin Merrell-Wolff, touching on the following topics: The transition called death, approaching death consciously, Dr. Wolff's realization of August 7, 1936 and it's relationship to death; Induction, Introceptualism, the mystical unity of religious traditions, the Quan Yin (or Bodhisattva) Vow, first steps a student can take o the path. (approx.. 50 min.)

Out takes: some head shots of Joel and Dianne, and informal discussion with Dr. Wolff while he is off-camera. The Quan Yin Vow as recommended by Franklin Merrell-Wolff:

QUAN YIN VOW:
Never shall I seek nor receive
Private individual Salvation
Never shall I enter the final Peace alone;
But forever and everywhere shall I
Live and strive for the Redemption
Of every creature throughout the world.

dvd-0029 [nvs] [Franklin Merrell-Wolff / Death & Dying]


Here and Now News Service Joel interviews Franklin Merrell-Wolff  
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HERE AND NOW NEWS SERVICE
a film by Joel Morwood
featuring Franklin Merrell-Wolff, and an appearance by Dianne Harrison
Includes the interview-50 min
a short about the Ashrama-15 min
and post interview out-takes.

Readers of NAKED THROUGH THE GATE Know that during the final months of Joel's path, he took to the road, visiting spiritual communities and teachers to record the video magazine THE HERE AND NOW NEWS SERVICE.

Meeting Franklin Merrell-Wolff, Joel recognized he was "someone special" and dropped the 15-minute Here and Now format for a longer interview. Today, Joel says of this recording, "I didn't know the right questions to ask Dr. Wolff. I wish I'd thought to redo this video after my awakening." The film also has some spots of snow, and segments of hand-held camera work. Even so, it's a fascinating document for those familiar with Dr. Wolff's work, or interested in the formation of Joel's teachings.

CONTENTS:
Joel and Ed hike to the Ashrama to film and talk about the building and its majestic setting. (approx. 15 min.)

With student Dianne Harrison, Joel interviews Franklin Merrell-Wolff, touching on the following topics: The transition called death, approaching death consciously, Dr. Wolff's realization of August 7, 1936 and it's relationship to death; Induction, Introceptualism, the mystical unity of religious traditions, the Quan Yin (or Bodhisattva) Vow, first steps a student can take o the path. (approx.. 50 min.)

Out takes: some head shots of Joel and Dianne, and informal discussion with Dr. Wolff while he is off-camera. The Quan Yin Vow as recommended by Franklin Merrell-Wolff:

QUAN YIN VOW:
Never shall I seek nor receive
Private individual Salvation
Never shall I enter the final Peace alone;
But forever and everywhere shall I
Live and strive for the Redemption
Of every creature throughout the world.

dvd-0030, copy two. [nvs] [Franklin Merrell-Wolff / Death & Dying]


Heritage - Civilization and the Jews with Abba Eban Alan Rosenthal, Eugene Marner, Julian Krainin, Marc Siegel, Peter Rosen  
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HERITAGE: CIILIZATION AND THE JEWS with Abba Eban, a nine part series on 3-dvds, 9 hours:

Volume 1: A People is Born / The Power of the Word / The Shaping of Traditions

Volume 2: The Crucible of Europe / The Search for Deliverance / Roads from the Ghetto

Volume 3: The Golden Land / Out of Ashes / Into the Future

Volume 4 — Heritage Interactive DVD_ROM for windows or mac

dvd-0295 - dvd-0298 [nvs] [Judaism - Documentary]

Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Swami Lalitananda  
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HIDDEN LANGUAGE HATHA YOGA:
THE TREE POSE (vrikshasana)
with Swami Lalitananda
48 min.

“where have my roots spread?” “Where do they get their nourishment?” Such subtle questions as these RT to unlock the mystery of the hatha yoga posture, The Tree Pose––Vrikshasana. The Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga is a unique approach to the ancient system of yoga. With attention and focus, the practitioner becomes a more perceptive to the deeper meaning of the posture and the self.

Experience a complete half a yoga class with Swami Lalitananda. Suitable for all levels, this “intensely gentle” practice combines revitalizing exercises with questions and written reflections. Record the insights you discover as your body relaxes in your mind transforms.

“Traditional in the best sense of the word, this practice balances the physical pose with the spiritual roots of yoga. Especially recommended for those who long for simple clear teachings that focus on introspection during practice.”––Judith Hansen Laster

“The vital tools of Hatha Yoga can be well learned and practiced while emphasizing the ancient principles 'presence of mind.' The integral approach in which swami Radha taught is beautifully expressed.”––Mas Vidal

Swami Lalitananda guides you through the Tree Pose, reminding you that “symbolism is the way in” to the asana and yourself. Hidden Language Hatha Yoga offers a method to reflect on the symbolism and mythology of the tree. This video leads you through a complete class with warm up poses and end relaxation.

dvd-0569 [nvs] [Meditation - Yoga & Body Practices
Hinduism]

Hidden World: Tibetan Sand Mandala Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery  
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HIDDEN WORLD TIBETAN SAND MANDALA
a film by John N Campbell
featuring the Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery
35 min.
dvd-0805 [yvs-35 min short] [Art & Architecture / Buddhism - Documentary]

A group of Tibetan Buddhist Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in South India builds a Sand Mandala at the Dreamcatcher gift shop in Skippack, Pennsylvania in this 30-minute documentary. They explain the purpose of the sand mandala's construction and ritual dismantling. The intricate details of this beautiful piece of visual art's construction are shown over the course of several days, concluding with the dismantling puja- a ceremony in which the mandala is destroyed and its sand scattered in a local body of water to disperse the blessings of the Medicine Buddha to all sentient beings. Background of Tibetan culture, and the environmental and human rights impact of the Chinese government's invasion of Tibet are explained in an interview with Geshe Lharampa Lobzang Samdup. Includes Subtitles.

DVD also features a short 5-minute documentary titled "Zen Pond" revealing the microscopic life forms living in a pond.

This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust Menachem Daum, Oren Rudavsky  
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HIDING AND SEEKING: FAITH AND TOLERANCE AFTER THE HOLOCAUST
a film by Menachem Daum and Oren Rudavsky
featuring Akiva Daum, Menachem Daum, Rifka Daum, Tzvi Dovid Daum, Honorata Matuszezyk Mucha
85 min.

This award-winning documentary tells the dramatic and emotional story of a Jewish father who journeys with his two ultra-orthodox adult sons back to Poland to try to find the Christian farmers who hid their family from the Nazis. To his sons, like many offspring of Polish Holocaust survivors, this is a country whose people are incurably anti-Semitic and beyond redemption. His hope is to instill in his insulated and narrow-minded sons the power of interfaith tolerance and trust.

Menachem Daum and Oren Rudavsky's provocative and moving documentary HIDING AND SEEKING was featured at the Barcelona Conference of World Religions and the winner of the North American Interfaith Film Festival Best Film Award for 2004, and Grand Prix in the Warsaw International Jewish Film Festival.

In the course of telling its compelling and dramatic story, HIDING AND SEEKING explores the Holocaust's effect on faith in God as well as its impact on faith in our fellow human beings. It embeds these issues in a deeply personal inter-generational saga of survivors, their children, and their children's children. Filmed in Jerusalem, Brooklyn and Poland, the film focuses on the filmmaker's attempt to heal the wounds of the past by stopping the transmission of hatred from generation to generation.

dvd-0026 [yvs] [Judaism - Documentary / Pilgrimage & Travel / World Peace & Social Action]

Hildegard von Bingen - In Portrait / Ordo Virtutum, Vox Animae, Patricia Routledge Hildegard von Bingen  
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HILDEGARD VON BINGEN IN PORTRAIT — ORDO VIRTUTUM
70 min.
Plus the 4-films noted below.

Ordo Virtutum — The Ritual of the Virtues is the oldest surviving European music-drama, and the greatest musical work by the visionary mystic, Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). Hildegard left a treasury of writings and music expressing the passionate intensity of her mystical experiences. Her profound knowledge seemed to come directly from a source of wisdom deeper than learning and tradition, finding it's expression through the symbolism of medieval Christendom. She tells us that the spirit and the world are not separate but intertwined, and that spirituality and worldliness do not have to be separate either. Although she lived almost her entire life as a cloistered nun, she was deeply involved with the world on many levels — observing, writing, preaching’s, and organizing a community. Through her many writings, she tells us that help is always at hand, both from the world we know with our senses, and from the world we discover through our hearts and intuition.

The DVD set also features:

HILDEGARD dramatized BBC biographical documentary starring Patricia Routledge, 55 min.

A REAL MYSTIC an interview with Prof. Matthew Fox and Mary Grabowsky, 45 min.

A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION a Washington National Cathedral documentary about the life and times of Hildegard, 50 min.

ILLUMINATIONS an art gallery of Hildegard's mystic visions with comments by Prof. Matthew Fox, 30 min.


dvd-0233 - dvd-0234 [nvs] [Christian - Catholic / Art & Architecture / Drama & Performance / Biography]

His Holiness The Dalai Lama's Visit to Woodstock H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama  
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H.H. THE DALAI LAMA'S VISIT TO WOODSTOCK
103 min.

September 21, 2006 was the United Nations Day of Peace, and Woodstock, New York was fortunate to have a visit on that day from “a simple monk" who is one of the leading spokesmen for peace and understanding in our human world: His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This DVD chronicles both his public talk in the town of Woodstock, and an extensive Buddhist teaching and ceremony at KTD Monastery, the sponsor of the visit.

In his public talk, His Holiness focused on two main themes. First, he spoke of loving kindness and compassion as basic human values, values that are not particularly religious teachings but rather something fundamental to everything that we cherish in life. The second theme was understanding among religious traditions. His Holiness expressed his respect and appreciation of all major traditions in today's world, and urged us to see what is universal among them, especially the cultivation of loving kindness and compassion.

The following day, His Holiness gave the initiation of Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, at KTD to an assemblage of over 500 people. He prefaced the ceremony with a long and very erudite Buddhist teaching, touching on essential points of Dharma, Buddhist history, and logic. In these two extraordinary talks in less than 24 hours, His Holiness showed us two key facets of his [activity] in this world: his work for peace and reconciliation on a basic human level, and his qualities as a remarkable Buddhist teacher.

dvd-0690 [yvs - public talk—43 min.] [Buddhsim - Tibetan]

Holy Image, Holy Space: Icons and Frescoes from Greece Parts 1 and 2: Windows to Heaven and a Theology in Color  
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HOLY IMAGE HOLY SPACE GREEK ICONS:
PART 1 — WINDOWS TO HEAVEN
PART 2 — A THEOLOGY IN COLOR

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$35.00
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[yvs] [Dec05]

Honest to God: the Universe of Faith Diana Eck — God At 2000 Symposium  
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"Honest to God: the Universe of Faith" with Diana Eck.
God at 2000 Symposium "God at 2000" at Oregon State University February 11-12, 2000. This nationally televised symposium featured noted lecturers and authors Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Sister Joan Chittister, Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, and Karen Armstrong, along with professors Diana Eck (Harvard), Seyyed Hossein Nasr (George Washington University), and Marcus Borg (Oregon State).
The lecturers are from the three major western religions: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity (Catholic and Protestant). Following each lecture, there will be live interaction with both the on-site and television audiences.
Karen Armstrong, a leading British commentator on religious affairs now well on her way to a similar status in the United States, is the author of 10 books, including the best-selling A History of God. She spent seven years as a Roman Catholic nun and became a freelance writer and television broadcaster in 1982.
Marcus Borg, Hundere Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University, lecturer and author of ten books, including the best-selling Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time and the award-winning The God We Never Knew.
Joan Chittister, Benedictine sister, lecturer and author of 19 books, including Passion for Life: Fragments of the Face of God and There Is a Season, both of which received a first place book award from the Catholic Press Association. Her newest books are In Search of Belief and Heart of Flesh: A Feminist Spirituality for Women and Men.
Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religions and Indian Studies at Harvard. Author or editor of five books on religion in India, her best-known book is the award-winning Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banares.
Lawrence Kushner, rabbi, author and lecturer whose work reflects the Jewish mystical tradition. His ten books include The River of Light, Honey from the Rock, The Book of Words, and most recently, Eyes Remade for Wonder.
Seyyed Hossein Nasr, University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University. One of the world's leading experts on Islam, he has been a Gifford Lecturer and is the author of over 20 books and 250 articles.
Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, retired Archbishop of Cape Town, churchman, author, and lecturer.
dvd-0286 [yvs] [Aug01] [Interfaith & Comparative Religion]

How to Cook Your Life: with Zen Chef Edward Espe Brown Suzi Giebler, Doris Dörrie  
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HOW TO COOK YOUR LIFE
a film by Doris Dorrie
with Zen Chef Edward Espe Brown
93 min.

Zen Master and Renowned Chef Edward Espe Brown is captured on film as he guides students through the mastery of cooking and the importance of how we treat our food. Heartwarming, insightful and often surprising.


Human and Divine Nature: Thinking Allowed David Steindl-Rast and Jeffrey Mishlove  
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HUMAN AND DEVINE NATURE: Thinking Allowed
David Steindl-Rast interviewed by Jeffrey Mishlove
27 min.
dvd-0817 [nvs] [Christian - Catholic]

The genuine spiritual tradition of all religions encourages the cultivation of independent action and conscience. David Steindl-Rast, Ph.D., a Benedictine Monk, is co-author, with Fritjof Capra, of Belonging to the Universe. He proclaims that the message of Christianity is that we are all related to god and through god to each other. A Thinking Allowed video, hosted by Jeffrey Mishlove.