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My Buddha Is Punk

Andreas Hartmann

Twenty-five-year-old Burmese punk musician Kyaw Kyaw is on a mission. He and his band, The Rebel Riot, travel Myanmar playing music and organizing demonstrations to raise awareness about the persecution of the country’s ethnic minorities. The band’s unique blend of ideals—one part Buddhist compassion, two parts punk rock rebellion—fuels their quest for equality and freedom for all in contemporary Myanmar.

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Maso Chen

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This documentary follows three people with terminal illness and their reflections on life and spiritual explorations before death.

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Wandering … But Not Lost

Paul MacGowan

Wandering...But Not Lost Mingyur Rinpoche

Wandering . . . But Not Lost is an intimate account of beloved meditation teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s 4-1/2-year retreat as a homeless yogi. Renouncing the comforts of monastery life, he begs for food, seeks shelter, and even survives a near-death experience—challenges that ultimately offer a unique opportunity for insight into the nature of mind.

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Dreams of Birds Flying in the Sky

Arun Bhattarai

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Dreams of Birds Flying in the Sky explores the complex realities of persons living with disabilities in the Himalayan country of Bhutan. The experiences of those featured in the film show the impact that living with a disability has on education, work, culture, religion, and more. Despite the challenges they face, the participants in the film explore what it means to live a life of purpose and joy.

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