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One mind / Commonfolk Films presents ; a film by Edward A. Burger ; directed by Edward A. Burger ; written by Edward A. Burger, Agnes Lam ; produced by Agnes Lam, Edward A. Burger.

Standardized Title:
One mind (Motion picture : 2016)
Other Title:
Title on container: One mind : a zen pilgrimage.
Publication:
[Yangon, Myanmar] : Commonfolk Films, [2016] , ©2016
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in. burning.
Subjects:
Zhen ru chan si (Yongxiu Xian, China)
Zhen ru chan si (Yongxiu Xian, China)
China -- Jiangxi Sheng
Zen monasteries -- China -- Yongxiu Xian.
Zen monasteries -- China -- Jiangxi Sheng.
Zen Buddhism -- Essence, genius, nature.
Zen Buddhism -- Essence, genius, nature.
Zen monasteries.
China -- Yongxiu Xian.
Form/Genre:
Religion.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films
Feature films.
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Language:
In Mandarin Chinese with subtitles in English; production credits in English.
System Details:
DVD-R, NTSC, all regions; widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio) presentation; stereo.
digital optical stereo
widescreen (1.85:1)
NTSC
video file DVD-R video all regions
Summary:
"ONE MIND is a rare cinematic portrait of life inside one of China's most austere and revered Zen communities. The monks at Zhenru Chan Monastery continue to uphold a strict monastic code established over 1200 years ago by the founding patriarchs of Zen in China. In harmony with the land that sustains them, the monks operate an organic farm, grow tea, and harvest bamboo to fuel their kitchen fires. At the heart of this community, a group of cloistered meditators sit in silence for eight hours every day. More than a portrait of life within this monastic community, ONE MIND is an experiment in Buddhist filmmaking. A markedly quiet and contemplative film, Burger has set forth to craft a documentary that is not 'about' Buddhism, but rather a 'Buddhist film'. Taking inspiration from traditional Zen stories and lessons told to him by elder monks and teachers at Zhenru monastery, ONOE MIND is a cinematic meditation exploring the trials and challenges we all myst face when we set forth to become wiser, kinder human beings."--Container.
Credits:
Videographer, editor, Edward A. Burger; music, Douglas Quin.
Notes:
Filmed on location Jiangxi Province, China.
Originally produced in Burma and China as a motion picture and released in 2016.
Contributor:
Burger, Edward A., film director, screenwriter, film producer.
Lam, Agnes (Filmmaker), screenwriter, film producer.
Commonfolk Films, production company.
OCLC:
992175303
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