A unique Buddhist film.

IN SEARCH OF NIRVANA is the story of a Canadian photographer who unexpectedly spends five years in Buddhist monasteries in Asia, and about the teachers he met there. Filmed in Sri Lanka, Burma and Canada it is a film by meditators about meditation. Made for meditators and for those who want to understand Buddhist insight meditation, it offers a window into the living transmission of the Theravada tradition.

What is mindfulness?
How does mindfulness differ from mere attention?
What is insight?
What is Nirvana?    

See rare footage of conversations with monks, nuns and practitioners who live in a world of constant awareness. A rich union of sound and visuals invite the viewer not only to watch but also to meditate. 

Running time 54 minutes



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