Insightful Movies

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All of the movies that are listed here have in some way touched me to the core. I urge you to rent some of my movie favorites at your local movie rental site, and try them out. If there are movies that inspire you, please share – I intent that we use these materials to inspire each other. I await your suggestions!

MovieAbout Time (2013) – Tears of joy were rolling down my face along with the final credits. This movie is the perfect invitation to rejoice in every moment.

Alice in Wonderland (2010) – Tumble down your own rabbit hole on a journey of self discovery with Alice.

Amongst White Clouds (2006) –  An exploration of Buddhist hermit monks living in China’s Zhongnan Mountains.

Avatar (2009) – The choice between the “dream of the planet” and a sacred new home.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) – Seniors “outsource” their retirement in far-off India.

The Botany of Desire (2009) – Explore the natural history of four plant species that help shape human evolution.

Brilliant Moon (2010) – Chronicles the life of Buddhist teacher Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Buck (2011) – A documentary about the life of the original “horse whisperer” Buck Brannaman, and his lessons on loving kindness.

Field of Dreams (1989) – All his life, Ray Kinsella was searching for his dreams. Then one day, his dreams came looking for him.

Gandhi (1982) – His Triumph Changed The World Forever.

Groundhog Day (1993) – He’s having the worst day of his life… over, and over…

Harvey (1950) – Elwood P. Dowd is a mild-mannered, pleasant man, who just happens (he says) to have an invisible friend resembling a 6-foot rabbit.

The Horse Boy (2009) – A family with an autistic son travel to Mongolia for shamanic healing.

Inception (2010) – Travel into the world of dreams to plant a perceptual seed that uncovers the nature of reality.

The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) – A down-and-out golfer attempts to recover his game and his life with help from a mystical caddy.

Life of Pi (2012) – A surprising inner journey with a Bengal tiger teacher.

Little Buddha (1994)-  Lama Norbu comes to Seattle in search of the reincarnation of his dead teacher, Lama Dorje.

The Matrix (1999) – A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against the controllers of it.

The Matrix Revolutions (2003) – Everything that has a beginning has an end.

My Dinner with Andre (1981) – A spiritual seeker recounts his mystical adventures during a very engaging dinner.

Once (2007) – After admiring a street musician’s songs and asking if he would take a look at her broken vacuum, a flower-pushing piano player discovers that she shares a remarkable rapport with the mechanically savvy guitarist.

Phenomenon (1996) – Some things in life just can’t be explained.

The Razor’s Edge (1984) – He had everything and wanted nothing. He learned that he had nothing and wanted everything. He saved the world and then it shattered. The path to enlightenment is as sharp and narrow as a razor’s edge.

Samsara (2011) – Satisfy one thousand desires or conquer just one.

Schindler’s List (1993) – Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.

Shugendo Now (2012) – A journey into the mystical practices of Japanese Mountain Asceticism.

Slumdog Millionaire (2009) – Overcoming all odds to embrace a new dream of freedom and love.

Waking Life (2001) – A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.

The Way (2011) – Inspirational story about the life challenges that arise on pilgrimage walking the Camino de Santiago.

Whale Rider (2003) One young girl dared to confront the past, change the present and determine the future.

What the Bleep Do We Know!?(2004) – A Quantum Fable. It demands a freedom of view and greatness of thought so far unknown, indeed, not even dreamed of since Copernicus.

Zen (2011) – A moving portrait of the life of Zen Master Dogen.

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