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Nothing Existed Except the Eyes of the Maharshi by N.R. Krishnamurti Aiyer. Oct. 29, 2001

Who Are You? An Interview With Papaji by Jeff Greenwald. Oct. 24, 2001

An Interview with Byron Katie by Sunny Massad. Oct. 23, 2001

An Interview with Douglas Harding by Kriben Pillay. Oct. 21, 2001

The Nectar of Immortality by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. Oct. 18, 2001

The Power of the Presence Part Two by David Godman. Oct. 15, 2001

The Quintessence of My Teaching
by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. Oct. 3, 2001

Interview With David Godman. Sept. 28, 2001

The Power of the Presence Part One by David Godman. Sept. 28, 2001

Nothing Ever Happened Volume 1 by David Godman. Sept. 23, 2001

Collision with the Infinite by Suzanne Segal. Sept. 22, 2001

Lilly of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star by Charlie Hopkins. August 9, 2001

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The Cup
The modern globalized world invades a traditional Buddhist monastery in this prize-winning film directed by Khyentse Norbu, a Buddhist lama, and shot in an actual monastery with real monks for actors. Read a review here. For an interview with the director, see here.

American Beauty
Although this funny, intriguing, popular American film of 1999 makes no mention of religion or spirituality, two of the characters exhibit some of the characteristics of enlightenment, and the emotion that affects many viewers at the end is spiritual awareness, although most of them probably don't realize it. This is an oddity, a modern western work of art that successfully conveys deep religious sentiment. One of the film's many nice touches which slide past with perfect lack of emphasis is that all its acts of violence are motivated by love. Most viewers would be astonished that we take it as a religious film, and that's one of the things that make it so wonderful.

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