We live in troubled times. If you are looking for great movies that can give you a comprehensive view of reality and humanity, have a look at these.
Awake: The Life of Yogananda
The person who introduced Hindu spirituality to the west, Yogananda, tells us about his life and the effects of yoga, science, and religion through a series of reconstructions, interviews, and verité.
One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das
Before emerging as a world-renowned Kirtan singer, Krishna Das travelled India in search of Neem Karoli Baba, the spiritual legend to find his way out of addiction and despair.
The movie documents the life of 14th Dalai Lama, his choices and the sad fate that overpowered him. He did not see it coming. The documentary talks in details about The ruler of the state and other aspects of Dalai Lama that we do not know. The film also shows how the Chinese occupation gained a stronghold in the land eventually stripping it off its independence.
Dogen Zenji a monk from the XIII century embarks on a journey to China. On the quest of finding spirituality and true Buddhism, he meets another monk who shares with him the knowledge of meditation and methods of accomplishing enlightenment. Dogen Zenji returns to Japan with utmost faith in his teachings and spreads the knowledge to the people of his homeland.
As per the laws of nature, the Buddhist Monks of Tibet believe that Lama Dorje is reincarnated in the world as some other human. As they try to find his new avatar, they realize that an American boy and an Indian boy and girl have served to become the objects of reincarnation. The movie also showcases the life of Prince Siddhartha since he rose to spiritual heights
Ashes and Snow
The film follows photographer Gregory Colbert’s who listened to the voices of animals and made 32 expeditions spread across the time span of 13 years. Through this documentary, he means to show us the common language that exists between animals and how the world of people and the animals living on the same planet is interconnected.
The film follows the life of ‘Powder’ a new student who is nicknamed so because of his awfully pale skin. The powder has supernatural powers and energy that can wreak havoc. But what is the truth behind his powers? Is he some kind of a mistake or evolved version of humanity?
The film is based on the concept of parallel realities and different worlds that are created by our actions and how we play different roles in each reality. But this truth is only witnessed by astral travelers since they have the powers to penetrate through their parallel lives.