A Special Invitation: Buddhist Film Festival on Wed – movie is the award winning: “Cherry Blossoms”
Buddhist Film Festival 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 7 p.m.
The Buddhist Film Festival of Connecticut 2010 will screen Cherry Blossoms by one of the best German film makers, Doris Dorie, who also directed How to Cook Your Life. This elegantly beautiful film won the Best Film Award in the Seattle Film Festival and Outstanding Feature & Best Actor in the German Films Awards in 2008.
Cherry Blossoms is a poignant celebration of beauty, new beginnings, and the ultimate metaphor for the impermanence of life. It takes place in Japan during very special cherry blossom season. It deals with life/death with Buddhist concepts subtly interwoven.
Cherry Blossoms will be shown on March 31 at 7:00 p.m. It is open to the general public free of charge at the Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center at 605 Main Street, Middletown, Connecticut. http://www.buttonwood.org/cgi/calendar.pl. There is plenty of free street parking.
What is the Buddhist Film Festival of Connecticut? It showcases cinemagraphic works that explore the Buddhist religious experience or take on Buddhist spiritual themes. All viewings are free of charge and are part of our New England Institute of Buddhist Studies' (NEIBS) Buddhist Film Course. One does not need to be a NEIBS student to attend. It is open to the general public. http://dharmaquest.bffct.net/
Mindful Loving Course
Starting on April 18, 2010
Registration Now Open
Mindful Loving: 10 Practices for Creating Deeper Connections, which will be offered in April 2010. This unique program will offer a great book to read, discuss, and opportunities to apply practical and life changing ideas to your everyday life. If you are seeking spiritual transformation or want to learn how to truly love yourself and others in your life, you are invited to join us. This course is perfect for the beginner to advanced student.
Some of the topics to be learned include the following:
? Rethinking the Purpose of Marriage
? The New Physics of Love: A Spiritual Approach to Relationships
? The Power of Thought to Heal Relationships
? Breaking into the Vicious Cycle
? Choosing Love, Not Fear
? Erasing Traumas and Changing Negative Core Beliefs
? Identifying Your Barriers to Love
? Unblocking the Flow of Love
? Learning to Trust in the True Self
? A Deeper Knowledge of the Spirit Through Quieting the Mind