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Movies and Dharma: A Zen Perspective film screenings
Saturday, March 16 @ 14:00–14:35
Visual Studies Workshop will host a screening of short films titled Movies and Dharma: A Zen Perspective featuring:
- Reflecting Pool (Bill Viola, U.S. 1979, 7 min.)
- Neighbours (Norman McLaren, Canada 1952, 8 min.)
- "A" (Jan Lenica, West Germany 1965, 10 min.)
- Why Me? (J.Perlman, D. Lamb, Canada 1978, 10 min.)
Founded in 1966, the Rochester Zen Center (RZC) is one of the largest and most respected Buddhist centers in North America. Through daily meditation, residential training programs, and introductory workshops, the Center has helped introduce Buddhism into the American mainstream, while simultaneously reshaping and integrating the forms of Zen into America's own unique culture. This program, chosen by long-time residents of the RZC, observes the Dharma (the nature of reality as taught by the Buddha) in familiar and not-so familiar films from the VSW collection. Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede, Abbot of the RZC, will provide insight on the program at the conclusion of the screening.
[source: Visual Studies Workshop website, 2019-Mar-14]