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|Screening of Dalai Lama Renaissance, with Director/Producer Khashyar Darvich|
|Date||Saturday September 11|
|Time||1:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
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|Fellowship Hall, Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek|
|Organizer/Author||Mary Alice O'Connor|
|info [at] mtdpc.org|
|Address||55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596|
Co-sponsored by FriendlyFavors.org, the Peace Committee, Social Justice Council of the MDUU Church and the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
Dalai Lama Renaissance is a feature length documentary film, produced and directed by Khashyar Darvich, and narrated by actor Harrison Ford. The film documents the Dalai Lama's meeting with the self-titled "Synthesis" group, made up of 40 Western "renaissance" thinkers who hope to use the meeting to change the world and resolve many of the world's problems. The meeting took place at the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India.
The film won 12 awards, was the official selection in over 40 international film festivals, and played in cinemas in over 100 cities in the U.S., as well as other countries in the world like Germany, Austria, Switzerland.
Among the Western thinkers who meet the Dalai Lama are: quantum physicists Fred Alan Wolf and Amit Goswami, social scientist Jean Houston, and founder of Agape International Spiritual Center church in Los Angeles, Dr. Michael Beckwith.
The film has been released in two volumes. Where the first Dalai Lama Renaissance film led audiences on their own inner journey of personal transformation from ego to open-heartedness, the second volume is a more in-depth, intimate discussion between the Dalai Lama and some of the greatest thinkers of our time. Volume One and part of Volume Two will be shown, with a refreshments and discussion with the Director in between them.
Admission: $20 ($16 for Peace Center & MDUUC members). $10 Students. No one turned away for lack of funds.