• The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton
    Thomas Merton was one of the foremost spiritual thinkers of the twentieth century.
  • Yoga for Change
    Yoga for Change explores how yoga has moved off the mat to help inspire positive change and transform lives.
  • Victor
    Victor is a short film about imagination, solitude and the sometimes blindfolded quest for happiness.
  • Road to Peace
    Take an extraordinary journey with the Dalai Lama, demonstrating how any one of us can create change and transform the world in which we live.

Films & Series

Discover exclusive streaming inspirational movies, critically acclaimed documentaries and thought-provoking TV series. Gaia has something for everyone — hard-to-find independent films, family-friendly movies, meaningful stories, transformative talks with today’s most influential teachers and much more. Our library of streaming inspirational films has been carefully curated for its entertaining and engaging content.

New & Noteworthy

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The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton (2015)
58 minutes
Thomas Merton was one of the foremost spiritual thinkers of the twentieth century. Though he lived a mostly solitary existence as a Trappist monk, he had a dynamic impact on world affairs through his writing. He was unique ...
Available worldwide
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4.37037
Yoga for Change (2015)
45 minutes
Go beyond the mat: A journey from inner to outer change. Yoga for Change explores how yoga has moved off the mat to help inspire positive change and transform lives.
Available worldwide
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3.91228
Victor (2014)
7 minutes
Victor is a short film about imagination, solitude and the sometimes blindfolded quest for happiness.
Available worldwide
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4.8125
Episode 13
The Young Girl and the Monkey (2009)Living Cultures
Episode 13
, 51 minutes
Sokhun is a survivor of the Khmer Rouge tragedy. She was once a famous dancer, and today contributes to the restoration of the Royal Ballet by teaching dance to children.
Only available in Canada, United States

Documentaries: His Holiness The Dalai Lama

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4.7625
Road to Peace (2012)
64 minutes
In a world dominated by violence, how can we create peace in our lives? This award-winning film goes on an extraordinary journey with the Dalai Lama, demonstrating how any one of us can create change and transform the world in ...
Available worldwide
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4.783785
10 Questions for the Dalai Lama (2006)
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 ...
Only available in Canada, United States
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4.344445
Sunrise/Sunset (2009)
73 minutes
The Dalai Lama as you’ve never seen him before – at home! A rare glimpse at a day in the life.
Available worldwide
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4.85
Harmony in Diversity: How to Move from Conflict to Compassion (1997)
48 minutes
When His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama sees people from different backgrounds, cultures, religions or beliefs, he doesn't see a difference. The greatness of our species is our capacity to develop altruism. With a good brain and ...
Available worldwide

Inspirational Films: Where Am I?

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Astral City (2010)
110 minutes
Spiritual medium Chico Xavier documented his visions of the afterlife in his best-selling book, Astral City. Dr. Andre Luiz, who has recently died, begins a process of transformation in an afterlife full of surprising and ...
Only available in United States
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Mars et Avril (2012)
91 minutes
Based on acclaimed graphic novels, Mars et Avril is set in Montreal of the future, at the dawn of the first human landing on Mars, and tells the story of a musician who becomes obsessed with his muse.
Only available in United States
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4.0625
Animal Farm (1954)
72 minutes
Based on George Orwell’s book of the same title, farm animals rebel in order to create their own perfect society where all are equal, and some are more equal than others.
Available worldwide
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4.285715
Why Has Bodhi Dharma Left for the East? (1989)
145 minutes
In a mountain monastery above a bustling city, a Zen master, his apprentice and an orphaned boy live a life of quiet contemplation. The master, nearing his end, wishes to make the ceremony of his death his final lesson to his ...
Only available in Canada, United States

Shorts: Tell Us a Story

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A Good Story (2013)
20 minutes
Helga Landowsky wants to buy a jug in an antiques shop in Goerlitz, but the shop assistant does not want to sell it for money. Jakub Lato would only sell the jug for a good story – her story.
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4.8253
Helium (2014)
23 minutes
In this Oscar-winning short film, a dying boy finds comfort in the tales of a magical land called Helium, told to him by the hospital janitor.
Available worldwide
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4.227275
Dinner with Fred (2011)
24 minutes
"Did you ever hear the story of how the chickens saved my life?" Dinner with Fred is a captivating tale of what it means to serve one's country, even in unexpected ways.
Available worldwide
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4.15
Of Teaching Killer Whales Compassion (2013)
15 minutes
Joseph, a young homeless man, struggles through another day, when a chance encounter offers the promise of the change he so greatly desires.
Available worldwide

Series: How Does Your Garden Grow?

4.5
Guerilla Gardener in Canada (1995)
16 Episodes
Like discovering new and different ideas for your garden? Come along and see some of the most fascinating gardens (and gardeners) in Canada!
3.5
A Garden for Eden (2008)
7 Episodes
In this seven-episode series, hosted by Melinda Messenger, gardeners from all over the West build their designs in side-by-side competition. The two finalists earn the chance to create competing gardens at the iconic Eden Project in Cornwall.
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Farmers: A Year on the Land (2011)
6 Episodes
From plowing through to harvest and from insemination through to slaughter, this is the story of modern farming in Ireland.
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Spiritual Gardens (2006)
13 Episodes
Spiritual Gardens looks at what makes a garden work, what makes a garden outlast its creator and what gardeners derive from the very act of creating.

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