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.

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 […]