• Synopsis

    One Mind is a rare cinematic portrait of life inside one of China’s most austere and revered Zen communities. The monks at Zhenru Chan Monastery continue to uphold a strict monastic code established over 1200 years ago by the founding patriarchs of Zen in China. In harmony with the land that sustains them, the monks operate an organic farm, grow tea, and harvest bamboo to fuel their kitchen fires. At the heart of this community, a group of cloistered meditators sit in silence for 8 hours every day. One Mind is an experiment in Buddhist filmmaking. Through A markedly quiet and contemplative film, Burger has set forth to craft a documentary that is not ‘about Buddhism’, but rather a ‘Buddhist film’.

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  • 7th April, 2017
  • 7:00pm

Director: Edward A. Burger Country: USA Language: Mandarin with English Subtitle Duration: 1 Hour 18 Minutes