Eastern Thought

As the world's oldest system of philosophy, Eastern thought continues to be a powerful and undeniable influence on the modern world. Gaia's Eastern Thought collection provides viewers with fascinating and inspiring videos on the origin and implementation of Eastern philosophy, both in ancient times and in modern day society.

Titles In This Collection

Through the Eastern Gate
51 minutes
Three young Westerners devote themselves to following three different Eastern spiritual traditions – Sufism, Buddhism, and yoga – in their attempt to connect with meaning and purpose in their lives.
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10 Questions for the Dalai Lama
87 minutes
How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future? These are some of the questions ...
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Alan Watts on Eastern Wisdom and Modern Life
18 Episodes
Alan Watts (1915 – 1973) was a philosopher, writer, speaker, and expert in comparative religion – especially Eastern religious traditions. This fascinating 18-part series stands unequalled in its brilliant analysis of modern civilization.
Awakening The Buddhist Heart (Lama Surya Das)Book Tours
24 minutes
You know about meditation and interior exploration, but how does our spirituality really work in the world, in our relationships? Lama Surya Das illuminates the real humor and wisdom of sacred living in the interpersonal arena ...
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With One Voice
78 minutes
Awaken to the reality that unites us all. With One Voice features mystics from many great traditions around the world who illuminate the unity of humanity through the mystical traditions that binds all faiths together.
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73 minutes
The Dalai Lama as you’ve never seen him before – at home! A rare glimpse at a day in the life.
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Brilliant Moon
58 minutes
Brilliant Moon chronicles the life of the writer, poet, and meditation master Khyentse Rinpoche, one of Tibet's most revered 20th-century Buddhist teachers.
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The Essential Lectures of Alan Watts
12 Episodes
Alan Watts (1915 – 1973) was a philosopher, writer, speaker, and expert in comparative religion – especially Eastern religious traditions. The Essential Lectures of Alan Watts video series was recorded in 1971 and 1972, and it explores the core philosophical themes that spawned over Watts’ career.
Thich Nhat Hanh: Roots of PeaceCommon Ground
48 minutes
Common Ground introduces the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh through a brief biography of his life and interviews with him and his practitioners.
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Eastern Mystics
4 Episodes
Extensive, in-depth interviews with some of the most respected spiritual leaders from the Eastern traditions – Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, and more. They exhort us to discover the sacred in the ordinary.
Amma: Healing the Heart of the World (Judith Cornell)Thinking Allowed
23 minutes
Judith Cornell, author of Amma: Healing the Heart of the World, discusses what she learned in India about the modern Hindu saint, Amma.
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Ram Dass Fierce Grace
94 minutes
Ram Dass Fierce Grace is an engrossing, poignant meditation on spirituality, consciousness, healing and the unexpected grace of aging.
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