ABOUT THE FILM Zen And The West
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? Is Zen a Religion?
How does Science view Zen?
What is Awakening or Enlightenment?
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.
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With: Migaku Sato Roshi, Yamada Ryoun Roshi, Henry Shukman Roshi, Jeremy Irons, David Loy, Brian Chisholm, Dr. Richard Davidson, Roshi Bernie Glassman, Elaine MacIness, Roshi Joan Halifax
Director: Daniel Luke Fitch, Producer: Christopher Hebard
Narrator: Jeremy Irons, Music score: John McCarthy
Production Company: Stillness Speaks