FREE THE MIND (80 min., not rated), a new independent documentary film about mindfulness that is screening in Rochester’s The Little Theatre for one night only, Sunday, February 9th at 7PM, including a mindfulness discussion with Rochester Zen Center’s (RZC) Abbot and Director Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede and a medical doctor teaching mindfulness, University of Rochester Medical Center’s (URMC) Michael Krasner MD.
FREE THE MIND concentrates on the ground-breaking experimental treatment of mental disorders through mindfulness meditation. The film focuses on the struggles of American war veterans suffering from PTSD and children with behavioral difficulties, tracking their strenuous lives and gradual improvement through mindfulness meditation training and breathing exercises. Please find the trailer & more info below.
(* Note: I am posting the event, but am unable to attend. You can attend as an individual, or connect through the message board under the event. Enjoy! Brian *)
The Little Theatre
240 East Ave,
Rochester, NY 14604
Film Info & Tickets: http://ow.ly/tcOpP
This is a SPECIAL SCREENING, including a mindfulness discussion with Rochester Zen Center’s (RZC) Abbot and Director Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede and a medical doctor teaching mindfulness, University of Rochester Medical Center’s (URMC) Michael Krasner MD!
Free the Mind
Directed by Phie Ambo
In 1992 Professor Richard J. Davidson, one of the world’s leading neuroscientists, met the Dalai Lama who encouraged him to apply the same rigorous methods he used to study depression and anxiety to the study of compassion and kindness. Dr. Davidson, who was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2006, did just that, and the results of his studies at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds are portrayed in this fascinating new documentary about the science behind meditation. The film poses two questions: What is consciousness and how does it manifest in the brain and body? And is it actually possible to change the brain physically through mental practices alone?