Le Grand Voyage Ismael Ferroukhi  
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a film by Ismael Ferroukhi
starring Nicolas Cazale, Mohamed Majd, Jacky Nercessian, Ghina Ognianova, and Kamel Belghazi
dvd-0822 [nvs] [Feature Film / Islam & Sufism]
In French with English Subtitles, 108 min.

A few weeks before his college entrance exams, Reda (Nicolas Cazale), a young man who lives in the south of France, finds himself obligated to drive his father 3,000 miles on his spiritual hajj to Mecca. From the start, the journey looks to be difficult: Reda and his father (Mohamed Majd) have nothing in common. The wide cultural and generational gap between the two is worsened by their lack of communication. Reda finds it hard to understand his father, who demands respect for himself, his religion and his pilgrimage. From France, through Italy, Serbia, Turkey, Syria, Jordan to Saudi Arabia, the two will embark on a road trip to Mecca that will change their lives. Winner - Venice Film Festival. In French and Arabic with English subtitles.

The Source of Consciousness: Thinking Allowed Rabbi Lawrence Kushner  
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features Rabbi Lawrence Kusher
interviewed by Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove
Two 30-min programs on one disc.
dvd-0821 [yvs-Prog1-30 min] [Judaism]

Western Masters of Non Duality Volume 2 Chris Hebart  
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features Vijay Kapoor, Stephen Wolinsky, Loch Kelly, Loibon Le Baaba, and Peter Fenner
interview questions by Chris Hebart
1-dvds, 1 hours and 46 min.
dvd-0820 [yvs - Kapoor 0-29.32 min] [Unaffiliated & Eclectic Teachings / Hinduism - Advaita Western]

In October of 2009, StillnessSpeaks.com travelled to San Rafael, California to introduce 15 Western Masters of Non-Duality to our audience. We prepared a list of questions for each of them to answer. The same material was covered by each teacher. In this way, we hope to share each teacher's perspective on these important subjects. We hope you find this presentation both educational and entertaining, as we explore the teachings of Vijay Kapoor, Stephen Wolinsky, Loch Kelly, Loibon Le Baaba, and Peter Fenner in this single DVD.

Western Masters of Non Duality Volume 1 Chris Hebard  
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features Francis Lucille, Rupert Spira, Greg Goode, Jeff Foster, James Schwartz, Chuck Hillig and Joel Morwood
interview questions by Chris Hebart
2-dvds, 2 hours and 48 min.
dvd-0818-0819 [yvs - notes below] [Unaffiliated & Eclectic Teachings / Hinduism - Advaita Western]

In October of 2009, StillnessSpeaks.com travelled to San Rafael, California to introduce 15 Western Masters of Non-Duality to our audience. We prepared a list of questions for each of them to answer. The same material was covered by each teacher. In this way, we hope to share each teacher's perspective on these important subjects. We hope you find this presentation both educational and entertaining, as we explore the teachings of Francis Lucille, Rupert Spira, Greg Goode, Jeff Foster, James Swartz, Chuck Hillig, and Joel Morrwood on this 2-disc DVD set.

[disc1 Lucille-start 0 end 22:24, yvs / Spira start 22:26 end 52:54 yvs / Goode start 52:53 end 1:12:15, yvs / disc2 Morwood start 33:15 end 44:32, yvs] Disc 2 stops aburptly during Chuck Hillig's interview.

Human and Divine Nature: Thinking Allowed David Steindl-Rast and Jeffrey Mishlove  
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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.

In Spite of Darkness: A Spiritual Encounter with Auschwitz Christof Wolf  
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IN SPITE OF DARKNESS: A Spiritual Encounter with Auschwitz
a film by Christof Wolf
dvd-0816 [nvs] [World Peace & Social Action]

Every November an interfaith retreat is held at the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps in Poland, where more than 1 million people, nearly all of them European Jews, were exterminated by the Nazis. Why would someone participate in such a retreat? How could anyone attempt to pray or meditate in a place that silences the heart and chills the soul? Filmed over a period of seven days, this award-winning DVD tells the story of five retreatants—among them, a Rabbi, an atheist, and a Catholic priest—and how they come face to face not only with their own vulnerabilities and complicity but with new strength, peace, and glimmers of hope.

DVD Features:
16:9 viewing format
Extensive scene selection
58-minute classroom version
Director's and Producer's interviews

Belle Chasse Seminar Lee Lozowick  
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Assay, France — September 2009
3-dvd set, 4 hours and 8 min.
dvd-0813-0815 [nvs] [Unaffiliated & Eclectic Teachings]

Amercian spiritual teacher Lee Lozowick was known by many people the world over as the Heart-Son of Yogi Ramsuratkumar – the revered “Beggar King” of South India in the lineage of Swami Ramdas – and the only recognized Baul master in the West. In November 2010 Lee left his body and entered into mahasamadhi, leaving his devotees, friends, and acquaintances an immense legacy: three thriving ashrams in Arizona, France and India, a rich teaching spanning more than thirty-five years, including thousands of recorded talks, over forty published books and thirty-five CD’s of original music recorded by his rock & roll and blues bands.
 Lee Lozowick’s expression as a guru and Baul khepa (one who is divinely mad) was multifaceted and unique: even while he was foremost a true devotee, a great yogi, and a man of God, he was also a spiritual friend and provocateur, a poet, lyricist, and rock & roll singer, a merchant of sacred artifacts, and a captivating storyteller. Through a flow of stories and spontaneous teachings, his recorded talks offer the listener a practical, humorous, and often sublime transmission of universal truth that captures Lee’s sometimes outrageous transformation.
Lee’s ability to translate the ancient wisdom of the spiritual path - and of the iconoclastic Bauls in particular – into the contemporary perspective offers a powerful view of compassion and practical wisdom applied to the grater potentials within ordinary life: in relationships, marriage, sexuality, conscious parenting, careers, money, friendship, food, music and all forms of artistic endeavor.
Topics include:
Refining our perceptions
Reciprocity with the master
Have Faith!
Removing our “armor”
World of darkness/world of light
Eat, digest, integrate

Realizing Confidence: Making the Primordial Rigden Thangka Johanna Lunn Montgomery, Cynthia Moku  
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REALIZING CONFIDENCE: Making the Primordial Rigden Thangka
a film by Johanna Lunn Montgomery
featuring the art of Cynthia Moku
based on the teachings of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
20 min.
dvd-0812 [yvs] [Art & Architecture / Buddhism - Tibetan]

Realizing Confidence reveals the intimate process of a student and teacher working together to create an extraordinary work of spiritual art. In autumn 2003, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche commissioned master painter Cynthia Moku to paint a Rigden king image. While many images of the twenty-five Rigdens of Shambhala have been produced in the past, this commission was for a primordial Rigden image, an image of the essence of the Rigdens; something that has never before been painted. For over eighteen months Cynthia Moku worked closely with the Sakyong to establish the overall tone, posture, seat, and iconography of this unique piece. This DVD includes comments by the Sakyong on elements of the thangka as well as remarks by Cynthia Moku. Directed by Johanna Lunn Montgomery.

Good Human Society Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche  
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GOOD HUMAN SOCIETY: The Grace Cathedral Talk
San Francisco, March 2012
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
91 min.
dvd-0811 [nvs] [Buddhism - Tibetan]

On March 2, 2012, the Saykong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, gave a public talk to an assembly of over 900 people in the historic Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, where he introduced the Shambhala principles of basic goodness and enlightened society. In pointing out how our innermost feelings about who we are have an impact on society, he stressed the importance of self-reflecting on our human nature.

Music and the Art of Dying Therese Schroeder-Sheker  
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Therese Schroeder-Sheker with Jeffrey Mishlove
Two 30-min programs on one disc
dvd-0810 [yvs-#1] [Death & Dying / Music / Christian - Catholic]

A two-part, Thinking Allowed video hosted by Jeffrey Mishlove. Therese Schroeder-Sheker describes her pioneering work in the application of palliative music during deathbed vigils. She also discusses the medicinal uses of music, pointing out that ancient traditions refer to music as a bridge between the earthly plane and the various celestial spheres through which it was believed that the soul journeys. Schroeder-Sheker is director of the Chalice of Repose Project at St. Patrick's Hospital in Missoula, Montana, and an internationally known musician and recording artist.

Cosmology and Consciousness (Thinking Allowed) Daniel Matt  
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Daniel Matt interviewed by Jeffrey Mishlove
Two 30-min programs on one disc

A two-part, Thinking Allowed video hosted by Jeffrey Mishlove. Daniel Matt discusses the core teachings of Jewish kabbalistic mysticism, and describes the qualities that connect the divine being to the human being. In discussing modern thought, he notes that while the big bang story is inconsistent with the biblical account of creation, it is in harmony with the teachings of prophets and mystics. Daniel Matt, Ph.D., is professor of Jewish spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He is author of God and the Big Bang and The Essential Kabbalah.

One Peace At A Time Turk Pipkin  
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a film by Turk Pipkin
83 min.
dvd-0808 [nvs] [World Peace & Social Action]

A film about a messed up world... and how we could fix it.

Sprinkled with music from Bob Dylan, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson and Willie
Nelson, One Peace at a Time lyrically weaves a tapestry through 20 countries and is as magical as it is informative.

Activist Turk Pipkin (The Sopranos, Nobelity) continues his global journey of knowledge in action with a goal to create a virtual roadmap to a better future by focusing on specific solutions in these troubled times.

Join Pipkin as he chronicles the model Indian orphanages of The Miracle Foundation, family planning initiatives with Thailands Mechai Viravaidya, Ethiopian water projects with A Glimmer of Hope, and Architecture for Humanitys global design challenge for communities in need in the Himalayas, the Amazon and the slums of Nairobi.

Be part of the solution One Peace at a Time.

With the insights of Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Peace Prize), Steve Chu (Nobel Prize in Physics and President Obamas Secretary of Energy) & Desmond Tutu (Nobel Peace Prize) with Helene Gayle (CEO of CARE, International) & special appearance by American legend Willie Nelson.

Featuring the music of:
The Band, Bob Dylan, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Willie Nelson,
Explosions in the Sky, Bob Schneider & Cat Stevens

Remember the sea is actually made up of drops of water. What you do, where you are is significant. They say in Africa, there is only one way of eating an elephant... one piece at a time. Desmond Tutu

One Peace at a Time is an opportunity for individuals, businesses and foundations to reach out and actually change the world.

Nobelity Turk Pipkin  
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a film by Turk Pipkin
featuring Wangari Maathai, Sir John Rotblat, Amartya Sen, Richard L Smalley, Desmond Tutu, Harold Varmus, Steven Weinberg, Jody Williams, and Ahmed Zewail
85 min.
dvd-0807 [nvs] [World Peace & Social Action]

A stunning look at the world's most pressing problems through the eyes of Nobel laureates, Nobelity follows filmmaker Turk Pipkin's personal journey to find enlightening answers about the kind of world our children and grandchildren will know.

Filmed across the U.S., and in France, England, India and Africa, Nobelity combines the insights of nine distinguished Nobelists with a first-person view of world problems and the children who are most challenged by them.

Written By: Turk Pipkin

Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize, 2004
Sir Joseph Rotblat, Nobel Peace Prize, 1995
Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize in Economics, 1998
Rick Smalley, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1996
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize, 1984
Harold Varmus, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1989
Steve Weinberg, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1979
Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize 1997
Ahmed Zewail, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1999

Directed By: Turk Pipkin

Special Info:
5 Theatrical Exhibition and Events commenced on Earth Day in over 30 states including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Seattle, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Santa Fe, and Salt Lake City.

Bonus features:
Slide Show
Call to Action Statement
Nobelist's Bios
Director’s Statement

Including songs by Willie Nelson and Bob Schneider

SXSW Film Festival Official Selection
Maui Film Festival Official Selection

Facing Death & Dying Well H.H. The Dalai Lama  
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features H.H. the Dalai Lama
Mixed Tibetan and English, 165 min.
dvd-0806 [nvs] [Death & Dying / Buddhism - Tibetan]

This program includes H.H. the Dalai Lama teaching about the truth of suffering, the Three Characteristics of Existence and the dissolution of the body's elements at death. Meditating on impermanence and the momentary changing nature of existence helps us appreciate the basic unsatisfactory nature of existence, and strive towards liberation. Causally produced things all depend on causes and conditions which contain within them the seeds of their own disintegration. His Holiness encourages us to develop our awareness of death and move from gross understanding to more subtle levels. We need to train our mind in virtuous mental states because our state of mind at the moment of death conditions our next rebirth. Practicing developing positve states of mind is therefore of fundamental importance.