Director: Werner Penzel
Country: Japan, Germany
Year: 2016

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Sabine, a Swiss actress, joins life at a small Soto Zen monastery in Japan to learn more about herself. At Antaiji, Sabine learns the rhythms of monastery life, joins in work, long hours of zazen meditation, and chanting, and befriends other residents who come from all over the world. As the falling autumn leaves give way to snowdrifts and chilly winter mornings, she lets go of her expectations and embraces the daily flow of activities. The beautiful photography and sometimes difficult discoveries are interspersed with quotations from the eminent Zen master Kodo Sawaki.

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Courtesy of Kino Lorber.

my soul drifts light upon a sea of trees

Courtesy of Kino Lorber.

Courtesy of Kino Lorber.

Courtesy of Kino Lorber.

Courtesy of Kino Lorber.

Courtesy of Kino Lorber.