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Movie Night: The Darjeeling Limited

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At this month's Movie Night, we will be seeing The Darjeeling Express, a quirky comedy about the adventures of three feuding brothers on a spiritual quest in India. Watch the trailer here.

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Sat, Jan 25, 2014 - 12:00am - 2:00am
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Movie Night

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We are showing the movie Cherry Blossoms in the Forman House. The film is directed by Doris Dörrie and tells the story of Rudi. Terminally ill, he travels to Japan after the sudden death of his wife Trudi – in order to make up for missed opportunities in life. See the film's trailer here.

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Fri, Jun 22, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Movie "Plus" Night

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The "Plus" is that Togan Tim Kohlbrenner, a resident at ZCS, will be showing us his photos and discussing his recent three-month visit to India. Read more »

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Fri, Mar 16, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Movie Night: Paterson

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Join us for movie night at the Forman House! We will be showing the movie Paterson. See more information and the trailer for this charming film here.

Date: 
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Movie Night: Halving the Bones

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At our December Movie Night, we will be viewing Halving the Bones, a documentary by novelist and Buddhist nun Ruth Ozeki. Halving the Bones provides a spirited exploration of the meaning of family, history and memory, cultural identity and what it means to have been named after Babe Ruth! Read more »

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Sat, Dec 14, 2013 - 12:00am - 2:00am
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Movie Night: Destroyer of Illusions: The Secret World of a Tibetan Lama

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Unprecedented access and intimate knowledge inform this richly detailed and beautifully filmed portrait of a secret Tibetan Buddhist ritual, the Mani Rimdu festival, and the remarkable spiritual teacher, Trulshik Rinpoche, who leads and preserves this centuries-old tradition. 

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Fri, Aug 23, 2013 - 11:00pm - Sat, Aug 24, 2013 - 1:00am
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Movie Night: Old Plum Mountain

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This Friday's movie night will feature "Old Plum Mountain: The Berkeley Zen Center- Life Inside the Gate", a film suggested to us by Kaz Tanahashi.“Old Plum Mountain” is a documentary film by Ed Herzog that shows how these Buddhist pioneers created a new practice of Buddhism that has widened Buddhism’s appeal in the Bay Area and around the country, helping to popularize eastern spiritual practices in the West. Read more »

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Fri, Jul 19, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
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June Movie Night

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We have had a series of really depressing movies lately, so this month we will be viewing I Heart Huckabees. Co-written and directed by David O. Russell, a former student of Eido Roshi, I Heart Huckabees is one of the most Buddhist movies in the English language, despite (or because of) never using the B word. It is also one of the funniest movies ever made. A screwball comedy about existential angst, I Heart Huckabees has an all star cast, and lots of insight in between the belly laughs.

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Fri, Jun 7, 2013 - 11:00pm - Sat, Jun 8, 2013 - 1:00am
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May Movie Night: Secret Sunshine

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May Movie Night will feature Secret Sunshine, a film by the director of Poetry which we greatly enjoyed a few months ago. A master of intensely emotional human dramas, director Lee Chang-dong is a luminary of contemporary Korean cinema, and his place on the international stage was cemented by this stirring and unpredictable work examining grief and deliverance. Read more »

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Fri, May 17, 2013 - 11:00pm - Sat, May 18, 2013 - 1:00am
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Movie Night: Cherry Blossoms (Second Screening)

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At Shinge Roshi's request, we again watch Cherry Blossoms, a film by Doris Dorrie, who also made Enlightenment Guaranteed. Doris Dorrie is a spiritually sensitive German film director who has made a remarkable and touching film about impermanence, death, grief, and the healing power of creativity. Read more »

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Fri, Apr 19, 2013 - 11:00pm - Sat, Apr 20, 2013 - 1:00am
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