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By Nature Films foundation present

Première documentary Into the Heart of the Mountain and Masterclass of Zen Buddhist teacher Roshi Joan Halifax

Saturday 10 June 2023
Location: Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam

Masterclass – Room at the Top

13.45 Walk-in
14.00-15.00 Start Masterclass

A glimpse into the visionary Buddhist’s life and practice of Roshi Joan Halifax

Giving Life to Life: The Zen of social and environmental engagement

This Masterclass will be an exploration of the bodhisattva path of meeting the truth of suffering with courage, compassion, and joy. We will explore compassion as a necessity in our lives, reflect on the extraordinary teachings of Bernie Glassman Roshi, honor the gifts to this work by Thich Nhat Hanh and Joanna Macy, and reflect on how Roshi Joan has brought together deep practice and service in the world. This includes her work in the Himalayas with the Nomads Clinic for many decades, work on death row, accompanying dying people, and her insights from sitting in the charnel grounds and gardens of our world.


Cinema 1 - Première documentary Into the Heart of the Mountain -

15.45-16.00 Foyer Walk-in
16.00-16.15 Introduction
16.15-17.45 Screening: «Into the Heart of the Mountain»
17.45-18.30 Q&A’s Roshi Joan Halifax, Wendy Lau and filmmaker Annegré Bosman
18.30-19.30 Foyer Bar drinks & snacks

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Annegré Bosman followed her own path in her passion for cinematic storytelling, which led her to the most remote high altitude regions of the Himalayas in Nepal. «Into the Heart of the Mountain» revolves around a deeply intimate pilgrimage with Zen Buddhist teacher Roshi Joan Halifax on her path to empower indigenous people, especially women, to preserve their culture while facilitating spiritual and medical support.

This event is entirely in English