Event Category: Film Nights

We run film nights on the first Friday of every month where we show films that, while not necessarily Buddhist, explore themes related to the dharma, such as friendship, ethics and transcendence.

This three-hour long epic tracks the story of Mahatma Gandhi’s struggle to lead India to independence from British colonial rule. Gandhi’s leadership urged non-violent resistance against brutal British oppression is powerfully portrayed, though the film glosses over much of what made Gandhi controversial, leaving much for us to discuss! The film will start at 7pm. […]

Woody (Tom Hanks) is stolen from his home by toy dealer Al McWhiggin (Wayne Knight), leaving Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and the rest of the gang to try to rescue him. But when Woody discovers that he’s actually a valuable collectible from a once-popular television show called “Woody’s Roundup” and is reunited with his horse […]

Milarepa tells the beginning of the story of one of Tibet’s most revered mystics, Jetsun Milarepa. In 11th century Tibet Thopaga unexpectedly loses his father, and finds his life plunged into a bleak hell. His vile aunt and uncle seize control of the deceased’s inheritance and force Thopaga, his mother and his sister into a […]

The elderly Shukishi (Chishu Ryu) and his wife, Tomi (Chieko Higashiyama), take the long journey from their small seaside village to visit their adult children in Tokyo. Their elder son, Koichi (Sô Yamamura), a doctor, and their daughter, Shige (Haruko Sugimura), a hairdresser, don’t have much time to spend with their aged parents, and so […]