Dharma at the Movies – Chasing Buddha

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Dharma at the Movies – Chasing Buddha

October 11, 2023

7:00 – 9:00 PM ET

Australian ex-Catholic, ex-political activist and feminist, Robina Courtin has been a Buddhist nun since 1978. Teaching Buddhism around the world, she shatters the stereotype of a Buddhist nun, her intense and direct style leaving an indelible impression on everyone she meets.

In the heart of America’s bible belt, Robina visits Kentucky State Penitentiary, guiding death row inmates and others on the path to enlightenment. Determined to harness their minds and deal with their violent crimes, they inspire Robina to work even harder at her own rigorous spiritual practice.

A bold, powerful, multi-award-winning film from internationally acclaimed filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson, whose uncompromising films have screened at festivals including Sundance (Chasing Buddha), Cannes (Cicada, 2009) and the Venice Film Festival (Hail, 2011).

After 14 years of running Liberation Prison Project, which helps thousands of prisoners throughout the USA and Australia, Robina passed on the job of executive director to a colleague in Australia in 2009. She maintains contact with many old friends in prison.

Throughout 2023, Natural Dharma Fellowship’s Inclusion and Equity Committee (IEC) will be hosting online film screenings. The committee will air both documentaries and fictional movies that have Dharma content related to diversity, inclusion, and the conditioning that limits our understanding and expression of who we are. After each film, members of the IEC will explore the dharma themes of the movie through a facilitated question and comment session.

Please note that each screening will have a different registration link, but all screenings will take place via Zoom on the second Wednesday of the month, generally from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, though the ending time may change depending on the length of the film.

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October 11, 2023, 7:00 – 9:00 pm ET. You can use this time zone converter to determine the start time at your home.

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