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Cinema NIRVana: Enlightenment Lessons from the Movies

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Movie fans and spiritual seekers, unite! In Cinema Nirvana, meditation teacher and award-winning film critic Dean Sluyter illuminates the hidden enlightenment teachings of Casablanca, Jaws, The Graduate, The Godfather, Memento, and ten other classic films, revealing spiritual wisdom in everything from 007s secret weapons to the colors of the Seven Dwarfs eyes.

So grab your popcorn, sit back, and prepare to have your mind opened. Cinema Nirvana is a funny but wise, practical but wildly entertaining guide to finding enlightenment—one movie at a time.

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According to this meditation teacher/former film critic, enlightenment in today's postliterate world can come from films as well as from traditional Buddhist practices. From 15 movies including Disney and Marx Brothers classics, Sluyter draws cosmic insights. E.g., A Night at the Opera offers messages about the illusions of reality and the need for serious laughter.
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Synopsis:

Movie fans and spiritual seekers, unite! In "Cinema Nirvana, meditation teacher and award-winning film critic Dean Sluyter illuminates the hidden enlightenment teachings of "Casablanca, "Jaws, "The Graduate, "The Godfather, "Memento, and ten other classic films, revealing spiritual wisdom in everything from 007's secret weapons to the colors of the Seven Dwarfs' eyes.

So grab your popcorn, sit back, and prepare to have your mind opened. "Cinema Nirvana is a funny but wise, practical but wildly entertaining guide to finding enlightenment--one movie at a time.

Synopsis:

CINEMA NIRVANA "is a lighthearted, insightful, and humorous guide that uncovers hidden Buddhist principles as well as fun facts in some of your favorite movies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400049745
Author:
Sluyter, Dean
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Author:
Sluyter, Ean
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Moral and ethical aspects
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Motion pictures -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Subject:
Film - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.9 x 5.1 x 1 in 0.7 lb

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Product details 304 pages Three Rivers Press (CA) - English 9781400049745 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Movie fans and spiritual seekers, unite! In "Cinema Nirvana, meditation teacher and award-winning film critic Dean Sluyter illuminates the hidden enlightenment teachings of "Casablanca, "Jaws, "The Graduate, "The Godfather, "Memento, and ten other classic films, revealing spiritual wisdom in everything from 007's secret weapons to the colors of the Seven Dwarfs' eyes.

So grab your popcorn, sit back, and prepare to have your mind opened. "Cinema Nirvana is a funny but wise, practical but wildly entertaining guide to finding enlightenment--one movie at a time.

"Synopsis" by , CINEMA NIRVANA "is a lighthearted, insightful, and humorous guide that uncovers hidden Buddhist principles as well as fun facts in some of your favorite movies.
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