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Chasing Buddha

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Australian ex-Catholic, ex-political activist and feminist Robina Courtin has been a Buddhist nun since 1978. Teaching Buddhism around the world, she shatters the stereotype of a Buddhist nun, her intense and direct style leaving an indelible impression on everyone she meets...In the heart of America’s bible belt, Robina visits Kentucky State Penitentiary, guiding death row inmates and others on the path to enlightenment. Determined to harness their minds and deal with their violent crimes, they inspire Robina to work even harder at her own rigorous spiritual practice...A bold, powerful, multi-award-winning film from internationally acclaimed filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson, whose uncompromising films have screened at festivals including Sundance (Chasing Buddha), Cannes (Cicada, 2009) and the Venice Film Festival (Hail, 2011).
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203 min.
In English
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Amiel Courtin-Wilson, 2000.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2017.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Amiel Courtin-Wilson in 2000.
Publisher no.
1321910 Kanopy
1 online resource (streaming video file) (203 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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