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NEW Tibetan Medicine documentary

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THE KNOWLEDGE OF HEALING is a little-known documentary revealing the inner workings of Tibetan medical practice. As an introduction to the Buddhist perspective on health, and an overview of Tibetan treatment modalities, it is a unique resource for psychologists, therapists, mindfulness coaches, and other healthcare professionals interested in exploring options beyond traditional Western medicine. We are pleased to be able to make it available to a wider audience now, and invite you to find out more on the film's product page: THE KNOWLEDGE OF HEALING.

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THE BURMESE HARP, Kon Ichikawa's enduring anti-war epic

In 1956, the world was coming to terms with the new hegemony created by the defeat of Japan in World War II. The battles in Burma [now known as Myanmar] had been particularly horrific, and many in the West had been instructed by war-time propaganda to view the Japanese soldiers as mindless killing machines. Kon Ichikawa's film, The Burmese Harp, was the first to tackle Japan's new self-identity after the war, reframing their defeat in a way that resonated with domestic audiences to such a degree that it became Japan's top box office hit in the year it was released. The...

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WALK WITH ME, Thich Nhat Hanh's new film here now

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WALK WITH ME, the new Thich Nhat Hanh documentary narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, is here now. To purchase your copy, here's the link: Walk With Me. And don't forget, we also have Thich Nhat Hahn's earlier film: Peace is Every Step. Get them together for free shipping.  

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The Ambedkar movie India has suppressed for 17 years

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Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar -- The Untold Truth This is the story of Dr. Ambedkar, India's modern saint, unflinching advocate for the oppressed castes, framer of the modern Indian constitution, and convert to Buddhism along with millions of his followers. This is the Ambedkar movie India has suppressed for 17 years. It was broadcast only once, and never again. HERE is an article from the Times of India explaining the political context. In light of recent events, and a wish to bring the voice of Engaged Buddhism to important social issues, we present this video. Dr. Ambedkar's story should be much more...

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Happy Buddhist Christmakkah

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Happy Buddhist Christmakkah! Sumeru's gift to you is that we are now North America's largest independent Buddhist movie store, in addition to our book publishing activities, just in time for the holidays. Yes, you can find some of these films elsewhere, mostly at much higher prices from scalpers, but you will not find such a large curated collection anywhere else. I will also freely admit that Amazon will occasionally post ridiculously low prices for these films either as loss leaders to capture market share, or from third-party sellers who may or may not deliver as promised. With Sumeru, you can...

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