With the acceleration in the speed and volume of experience we live on a daily basis we have seen a similar acceleration in the amount of depression, anxiety, ADD and other mood disorders. Many have turned to medication looking for relief. The use of antidepressants alone has increased nearly 400% since 1990.
Is there another way to address this epidemic? A 5,000 year old scientific tradition known as Ayurveda leads us to believe that there is.
Healing the Mind was created to inspire our young adults to take charge of their own healing, and realize that they have the power, the capacity, to heal themselves from the mind afflictions that are so affecting our culture. Through the speakers, the imagery, and the music, we take our viewers through a journey of education; educating them on how to begin this journey of healing the mind. Ayurveda brings thousands of years of wisdom to creating a lifestyle that brings joy and satisfaction. Western Psychiatry has tools that help you to begin this journey. By synthesizing the two modalities, bringing East and West together, healing begins.
For more information, visit our Healing the Mind website.
RANTWho Says WordsWith My Mouth
Only Breath - Rumi
Poema 20 - Pablo Neruda
Let America Be America - Langston Hughes
Who Says Words with My Mouth- Rumi
Stealing Sugar from the Castle - Robert Bly
The City of Saba - Rumi
Last Night as I was Sleeping - A. Machado
RAVEWho Hears WordsWith My Ears
We Are Many - Pablo Neruda
The Weary Blues - Langston Hughes
These Spiritual Window Shoppers - Rumi
Standard Oil Co. - Pablo Neruda
Leaning into the Afternoons - Pablo Neruda
Suburbs - Pablo Neruda
Walking Around - Pablo Neruda
Who Sees Words
With My Eyes
Good Morning America - Carl Sandburg
A Selection of Poems - Ryokan
Those Who Don't Feel This Love - Rumi
Chief Seatle's Oration - Dr. Charles Smith
The Tempest Act IV - WIlliam Shakespeare
Suburbs - Pablo Neruda
One Hundred Love Sonnets - Pablo Neruda
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In our Moving Poetry Series we have reached back in time and gathered wisdom sayings from great poets and film from great cinematographers and created a complex brew that nourishes the soul as it stimulates the mind. Designed to challenge, provoke and inspire, these poetry films hit on a broad spectrum of social, political and spiritual issues. Each poem has been crafted into a short film with its own unique image set and soundtrack. Mixing original footage with obscure gems from far and wide,
The American Dilemna
Our provocative cast of speakers takes a critical look at materialism in America and the spiritual fallout we are experiencing because of the choices we have made individually and as a society. Mirroring the subject and rhythm of the film, the imagery and soundtrack is powerful, challenging, disturbing and inspiring.
The Western Spiritual Journey
Join our dynamic trio of poet, storyteller and theologian as they unearth the essence of the Western spiritual journey as expressed in Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzifal. Quest for the Grail not only attempts to reconnect the viewer to the journey of the spirit, but t o reintroduce the most powerful tool utilized throughout human history for that very purpose - the story.
The color of
freedom is Green
In this thought provoking film, we will take a critical look at the interplay of money and politics and the impact on the underclass. THis film is not an attempt to advocate the views of one party over another. The ideological lines between our two parties have become so blurred, as each tries to claim the center, that ideologue is no longer significant; it is clear that money drives politics and public policy.
The Jesus Movement
Noted philosophers, theologians and authors discuss the truly radical, dynamic and passionate message of Jesus. Portrait is not an advertisement for Christianity - it is a responsible look at the life of Jesus told in a language that can be heard by a person of any faith and a style that attempts to reclaim Jesus’ message from the institution that has, in many ways, obscured His radical, compassionate and inclusive teachings.
Inspired by Joseph Campbell's classic Power of Myth series, CRISIS is designed to provoke, challenge and inspire the viewer - the series will take you all the way from Jesus' outburst in the v to our landing on the moon. And the constant questions being asked of the viewer: what is really real in our lives, and how can we live in such a complex world with dignity, compassion and purpose? As seen on Discover, the Hallmark Channel and PBS.
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Words collide with Music and Image
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I did not come here of my own accord and I can not leave that way. Whoever brought me here will have to take me home.
"Real thinking requires courage; to question who you are,
to question what is real. And that will always create conflict."
....and the golden bees were making white cones and sweet honey
from my old failures
"The word discipline means to learn. One who is learning is a disciple.
We are all disciples of life and life is our teacher."
My place is placeless, a trace of the traceless. Neither body or soul.
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