Eastern Mystics

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Eastern Mystics (2010)


In every generation there are people who reach out beyond the cultural and religious boundaries of their time, and even beyond the limits of their own thoughts, searching for answers to life’s deepest mysteries. We call these seekers mystics.

In this groundbreaking documentary, well-known mystics from the Buddhist, Hindu, Advaita, and Taoist traditions discuss their own awakening experiences, the nature of mysticism, religious tolerance, love and compassion, spiritual practices, the many paths to truth, and world peace. Their comments and personal messages to the world weave together a tapestry of wisdom, compassion and promise.

The mystics encourage us to look beyond our apparent differences, to realize the one truth that unites us all, and most importantly, to manifest that truth in our daily lives. They exhort us to discover The Sacred in the Ordinary.

Excerpts from these interviews are part of a documentary that seeks the common elements of the world’s mystical traditions. See With One Voice

Episode List

Commentary on Theravada Buddhism by Joseph Goldstein, Ajahn Amaro, Bhante Gunaratana
152 minutes
Commentary on Zen Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism by John Daido Loori Roshi, Joan Halifax Roshi, Lama Norlha Rinpoche, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
132 minutes
Commentary on Hinduism and Advaita by Swami Karunanananda, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Wayne Liquorman, Gangaji
150 minutes
Commentary on the universal perspective and Taosim by Dr. Huston Smith and Derek Lin
67 minutes

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