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Trailer: Warriors of Budo

This is the official trailer for our new release: Warriors of Budo. A seven episode series on the Japanese Martial Arts or Budo. Episodes include Karate, Aikido, Judo, Kendo, Naginata and Shorinji Kempo. Filmed on location in Japan over a two year period, the Warriors of Budo is the most complete and detailed broadcast video…

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In the Footsteps of Buddha: Meditation

Footsteps of the Buddha

A scene from our new 2014 release, In the Footsteps of the Buddha. This clip features a passenger from the ‘Buddha Express’ as he joins our pilgrims on Buddha’s journey. Here he discusses his introduction into Vipassana meditation – the technique discovered by the Buddha while he searched for enlightenment. It is a method of self-observation…

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Zen in the Art of Archery

One Shot. One Life. Zen of Japanese Archery

A clip from One Shot. One Life. Filmed at the beautiful Enma Kyudojo in the grounds of the Engakuj Temple is best described by the book title, Zen in the Art of Archery. As Koyama Yasuko sensei states “The method of Kyudo that this dojo practices is that of Standing Zen.”       One…

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Trailer: The Zen Mind

the zen mind

When Dogen, the founder of Soto Zen, brought Zen to Japan from China 800 years ago, it quickly took root and became an integral part of Japanese life. Yet what do we know about zen practice in Japan today? The Zen Mind is a fascinating journey across Japan to explore zen in its natural habitat.…

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