Religion & Spirituality

A Small Good Thing

A Small Good Thing

Director: Pamela Tanner Boll
Year: 2016

Meet a group of people who share is a deep desire to have more meaning in their lives, a closer bond with their families and communities, and a connection to themselves and the natural world.

A Small Good Thing

American Mystic

American Mystic

Director: Alex Mar
Year: 2010

Alex Mar's lyrical first work is a bold and artful documentary that braids together the stories of three young Americans who have chosen to sacrifice comforts in order to embrace the fringes of alternative religion.

American Mystic

American Yogi

American Yogi

Director: Steven Newmark
Year: 2017

This delightful autobiographical documentary follows a nice Jewish boy turned hippie who travels to India after reading Ram Dass’s iconic book Be Here Now, a trip which altersthe trajectory of his life.

American Yogi

Art of Faith

Art of Faith

Director: John McCarthy
Year: 2008

Travel to the four corners of the world in this visually sumptuous series that captures the best examples of the art and architecture of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each film brings to life the most significant religious buildings of the three...

Art of Faith

The Atheism Tapes with Jonathan Miller

The Atheism Tapes with Jonathan Miller

Director: Richard Denton
Year: 2005

In this ground-breaking BBC series, Jonathan Miller interviews New York Times best-seller Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Colin McGinn, playwright Arthur Miller, Denys Turner, and Nobel Prize Scientist Steven Weinberg. The subject: atheism and why...

The Atheism Tapes with Jonathan Miller

Ayurveda: The Art of Being

Ayurveda: The Art of Being

Director: Pan Nalin
Year: 2001

This visually lush documentary travels 10,000 miles throught India, Greece, and the U.S. to accompany practitioners of AYURVEDA - probably the oldest continually practiced holistic healthcare system in the world.

Ayurveda: The Art of Being

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

Director: Stephen Silha, Eric Slade
Year: 2013

A chronicle of the iconoclastic life of gay poet, filmmaker, and spiritual visionary James Broughton, one of the defining voices of the sexual revolution, whose groundbreaking artistic celebrations of sexuality and the body influenced generations...

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

Breath of the Gods

Breath of the Gods

Director: Jan Schmidt-Garre
Year: 2012

Modern yoga, that is, the form practiced daily by tens of millions of people around the world, goes back directly to the god Shiva according to Indian tradition. At the same time, however, modern yoga originated in the early 20th century - a creatio...

Breath of the Gods

Brilliant Moon: Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Brilliant Moon: Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Director: Neten Chokling
Year: 2010

Brilliant Moon chronicles the life of the writer, poet, and meditation master Khyentse Rinpoche, one of Tibet's most revered 20th-century Buddhist teachers. Spiritual guide to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Royal Family of Bhutan, his life and...

Brilliant Moon: Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Colliding Dreams

Colliding Dreams

Year: 2015

COLLIDING DREAMS recounts the dramatic history of one of the most controversial, and urgently relevant political ideologies of the modern era. 

Colliding Dreams

Crazy Wisdom:  The Life and Times of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Director: Johanna Demetrakas
Year: 2011

Crazy Wisdom explores the arrival of Tibetan Buddhism in America through the story of Chogyam Trungpa, who landed in the U.S. in 1970. Trungpa became renowned for translating ancient Buddhist concepts into language and ideas that Westerners could...

Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Daughters of Dolma

Daughters of Dolma

Year: 2013

DAUGHTERS OF DOLMA takes viewers on a journey revealing a distinctively female experience of Tibetan Buddhism in the Kathmandu Valley. The documentary reveals how gender and modernity are molding contemporary spiritual practices in Nepal.

Daughters of Dolma

Divan

Divan

Director: Pearl Gluck
Year: 2003

Divan

The Doctor from India

The Doctor from India

Director: Jeremy Frindel
Year: 2017

The Doctor from India is a meditative and immersive portrait of the life and work of Dr. Vasant Lad, the holistic health pioneer who first brought the ancient medical practice of Ayurveda from India to the West in the late 1970s.

The Doctor from India

Edge of Dreaming

Edge of Dreaming

Director: Amy Hardie
Year: 2010

Amy Hardie is a rational woman and professional filmmaker until she has a dream that her horse will die, and wakes to discover him dead in her field. She tries to pass it off as mere coincidence until another nightmare where her deceased ex-husband...

Edge of Dreaming

Faith Connections

Faith Connections

Director: Pan Nalin
Year: 2013

In this documentary, filmmaker Pan Nalin travels to the Kumbh Mela, a mass Hindu pilgrimage to a sacred river, and encounters remarkable men of mind and meditation.

Faith Connections

Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action

Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action

Director: Velcrow Ripper
Year: 2008

Capturing the excitement of Spiritual Activism that is catalyzing the planet, FIERCE LIGHT illuminates the connection between spirituality and social change. Luminaries such as Alice Walker, John Lewis and Noah Levine share how their faith is a...

Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action

Forgiveness: Stories Of Our Time

Forgiveness: Stories Of Our Time

Director: Johanna Lunn
Year: 2007

In a world wracked by increasing violence and horror, Forgiveness: Stories For Our Time brings hope that there are other possibilities beyond blind revenge, no matter how violent the crime - and that in forgiving others we can set ourselves free....

Forgiveness: Stories Of Our Time

The Forgotten Kingdom

The Forgotten Kingdom

Director: Andrew Mudge
Year: 2013

Atang Mokoenya is an unemployed, aimless young man who spends his days idling in the slums of Johannesburg. When his father dies, Atang must give up his selfish ways and fulfill his father's humble last wishes: to be buried in the rural mountain...

The Forgotten Kingdom

Free the Mind

Free the Mind

Director: Phie Ambo
Year: 2012

Dr. Richard Davidson, a brain specialist, experiments with meditation and yoga as a means of helping soldiers with PTSD and children with ADHD.

Free the Mind

A Gesar Bard's Tale

A Gesar Bard's Tale

Director: Lharigtso, Donagh Coleman
Year: 2014

As a boy, Dawa was an illiterate Tibetan nomad whose life revolved around herding yaks. At 13, his life changed: through a series of visions, Dawa acquired the gift of telling the epic story of Tibet's King Gesar. Now, at 35, Dawa receives a salary...

A Gesar Bard's Tale

A Good Day to Die

A Good Day to Die

Director: Lynn Salt, David Mueller
Year: 2011

A Good Day to Die chronicles the American Indian Movement (AIM) by recounting the life story of Dennis Banks, co-founder and leader of AIM. By investigating the issues and major flash points connected with Banks' story, the film charts the rise and...

A Good Day to Die

The Gospel of Eureka

The Gospel of Eureka

Director: Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher
Year: 2019

Love, faith and civil rights collide in a southern town as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to dismantle stereotypes in this documentary narrated by Mx Justin Vivian Bond.

The Gospel of Eureka

Griefwalker

Griefwalker

Director: Tim Wilson
Year: 2008

GRIEFWALKER is an extraordinary portrait of Harvard-trained theologian Stephen Jenkinson, who teaches that death empowers us to live and that we must know grief well in order to appreciate our own lives.

Griefwalker

Hippie Masala: Forever In India

Hippie Masala: Forever In India

Director: Damaris Luthi, Ulrich Grossenbacher
Year: 2006

In the 1960s and 1970s thousands of hippies journeyed east to India in search of enlightenment. All, in the end, embraced this land of ancient traditions and transcendent pleasures as their own. Hippie Masala is a fascinating chronicle about aging...

Hippie Masala: Forever In India

Human

Human

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Year: 2016

Using testimonies and aerial images, filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand confronts the realities and diversity of human conditions.

Human

Into Great Silence

Into Great Silence

Director: Philip Gröning
Year: 2006

Into Great Silence

Ixcanul

Ixcanul

Director: Jayro Bustamante
Year: 2015

In this dreamlike fusion of documentary and fable, two young, impoverished Mayan lovers escape from their servitude on a remote Guatemalan coffee plantation and attempt to make their way to the United States.

Ixcanul

Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student's Journey

Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student's Journey

Director: Jake Clennell
Year: 2019

The result of exclusive, intimate access to renowned yogi B. K. S. Iyengar, this documentary about the hugely popular practice is required viewing for anyone with an interest in yoga, wellness, spirituality, or the connection of mind and body.

Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student's Journey

Kumare

Kumare

Director: Vikram Gandhi
Year: 2011

A provocative social experiment-turned-documentary, KUMARE follows American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi as he transforms himself into a wise Indian guru, hoping to prove the absurdity of blind faith.

Kumare

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