Zen and the West – Finding Peace in Troubled Times

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Saturday September 28th
Cinema 2

84 min
USA, 2019
English, and English subtitles

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Followed by a Q & A with director Luke Fitch.

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Follow along as we travel to Canada, Japan, The Philippines, Europe and the U.S.A., visiting Zen Masters, scientists, politicians, Christians, atheists, and celebrities exploring the questions:
What is Zen? What is Awakening/Enlightenment?
Is Zen a Religion? How does Science view Zen?
What does Awakening look like in everyday life?

This feature documentary looks at these questions in the context of a social landscape marked by separation and divisive rhetoric.


Director / camera / editor: Daniel Luke Fitch
With: Migaku Sato Roshi, Yamada Ryoun Roshi, Henry Shukman Roshi, Jeremy Irons,
David Loy, Brian Chisholm, Dr. Richard Davidson, Bernie Glassman, Elaine MacIness, Joan Halifax
Narrator: Jeremy Irons
Music score: John McCarthy
Producer: Christopher Hebard
Production Company: Stillness Speaks