Première documentary Into the Heart of the Mountain and
Masterclass of Zen Buddhist teacher Roshi Joan Halifax
Due to a successful sold-out Masterclass an extra teaching of Roshi Joan after the screening of the film!
Date: Saturday 10 June 2023
Location: Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam
Event information - Joan Halifax is one of the most well-known and beloved Zen spiritual teachers in the world. She is over eighty but constantly on the move, both physically and spiritually. For one afternoon only, Roshi Joan Halifax will be present to give a Masterclass and attend the première of the documentary film Into the Heart of the Mountain by filmmaker Annegré Bosman.
You can be present! Order tickets now, limited availability.
Program MASTERCLASS - Giving Life to Life: The Zen of social and environmental engagement
Location - Room at the Top
13.45 - 14.00 Walk-in
14.00 - 15.00 Masterclass
A glimpse into the visionary Buddhist’s life and practice of Roshi Joan Halifax
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.
SOLD OUT- tickets from €60
Program PREMIÈRE & TEACHING - documentary film Into the Heart of the Mountain
Location - Cinema 1
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 Roshi Joan will offer a teaching and exploration of Socially Engaged Buddhism in relation to the precariousness of our current local and global lived experience. This special talk will provide a special opportunity to explore with Roshi the profound value of practice and service in our very fraught world.
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. See TRAILER Into the Heart of the Mountain
LIMITED AVAILABILITY - tickets from €25
This event is entirely in English and with this ticket you support the making of the film.