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Religious and Inspirational DVDs

Examines the internal activities of Japan's religious cult Aum Shinrikyo, responsible for releasing sarin gas into Tokyo's subway system in 1995. Members of Aum Shinrikyo speak about the cult and their allegiance to it. Covers the media frenzy that followed the attack, the actions of undercover police, and the anger of local residents who wanted to evict the cult from their community.
Celtic Saints Celtic Saints
Presents the story of the spread of Christianity to the British Isles and its infiltration of Celtic civilization, focusing on a number of the key figures of the Celtic Church, including Saint Patrick, Saint Bede, Saint Bridget, Saint Columba, Saint David of Wales, Saint Aiden, and Saint Hilda.
The Dalai Lama: Soul of Tibet The Dalai Lama: Soul of Tibet
Presents the life story of Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, who fled his native Tibet in 1959 after a failed rebellion against the occupying Chinese army, and has mangaged to serve in exile as spiritual leader to his people.
Deepak Chopra Deepak Chopra: The Essential DVD Collection
A collection of motivational lectures by author Deepak Chopra. Topics covered include: realizing one's potential; rekindling a sense of magic in one's life; success.
Eastern Philosophy Eastern Philosophy
A three-part series exploring the major religions the Far East and Middle East, covering: Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shinto, Judaism, and Islam.
Ethics for the New Millennium Ethics for the New Millennium
The Dalai Lama speaks of the need for inner transformation as a prerequisite to a new and transformed outer world in the coming millennium, emphasizing peacefulness, caring for others, and ceasing hatred.
The Four Noble Truths The Four Noble Truths
His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama discusses Buddhist doctrine on the nature of suffering.
The Gospel of Judas The Gospel of Judas
Scholars and theologians discuss the discovery of The Gospel of Judas, how it was restored, and its implications for Christianity.
The History of Orthodox Christianity
Presents the history of the Eastern Orthodox Church and looks at the Church as it exists in the world today.
Islam: Empire of Faith Islam: Empire of Faith
Presents an overview of the history of Islam from the birth of Muhammad in the 6th century to the peak of the Ottoman Empire 1000 years later. Discusses the impact of Islamic civilization on world history and culture.
Jesus: His Life Jesus: His Life
Scholars and theologians explore the mysteries and myths of Jesus Christ, in terms of both his life and his legacy, as recent archaeological discoveries shed new light on the subject.
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell discuss the themes and roots of human myth which is seen as man's attempt to relate himself to the universe. Starting with various topics Campbell shows both how man creates his universe and is controlled by the myth he has created.
A Life Apart: Hasidism in America
A life apart takes the viewer into the enclaves of the Hasidic Jews of Brooklyn, New York. Examines this insular people's history, customs, and relations with other groups.
The Long Search
Describes the basic beliefs and practices of major world religions.
Presents a study of the life of Thomas Merton, Trappist monk, author, philosopher, and activist, drawing upon archival film, still photographs, interviews, and readings from Merton's writings.
The Mind's Big Bang: What About God? The Mind's Big Bang: What About God?
Between 100,000 and 50,000 years ago, something happened that triggered a creative, technological and social explosion, allowing humans to dominate the planet. What forces may have contributed to the emergence of the modern human mind? Encounter real stories of people struggling to find a balance between religion and science, realms that play very different roles in assigning order to the universe and a purpose to life.
Monasteries: a Stressed-out American's Search for Solitude
Visits seven monasteries in the United States and Canada, including a Romanian Orthodox monastery and a Lutheran monastery. Various individuals discuss the benefits of the monastic life.
Moyl Moyl
Follows the daily routines of a Seattle mohel (i.e., moyl), the man whose job it is to perform Jewish ritual circumcision.
On Life and Enlightenment: Principles of Buddhism with His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Presents an overview of Tibetan Buddhism, including a segment on Tibetan medicine featuring the Dalai Lama.
The Robert A.F. Thurman Collection The Robert A.F. Thurman Collection
The first disc contains three lectures by Robert A.F. Thurman on the history and doctrines of Buddhism. The second disc contains three lectures by Thurman on the history of Buddhism in Tibet.
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success and The Crystal Cave
In the first program, Deepak Chopra presents the essence of his teachings in seven basic principles that can easily be applied to achieve success. In the second program, Chopra presents the idea of Merlin leading King Arthur along a path as a metaphor for individuals taking the necessary measures to realize their potential and find personal fulfillment.
The Shakers The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God
Tells the story of the extraordinary Christian sect known for their progressive worldview, utopian living, and unique furniture, yet whose members remained celibate and never married.
Shroud of Christ
Experts from various backgrounds offer differing opinions on the origin of the Shroud of Turin, after new evidence uncovered in 2002 has called into question the carbon dating performed in 1988 which indicated it was created in the 13th or 14th century.
Twist of Faith Twist of Faith
Presents the story of Tony Comes, a Toledo, Ohio, fireman, husband, and father, as he comes to terms with his molestation by a Catholic priest when he was a teenager.
Western Philosophy Western Philosophy
A chronological examination of the central Western philosphers, covering: Pythagoras; Heraclitus; Parmenides and Zeno; Empedocles; Anaxagoras; Socrates; Plato; Aristotle; St. Augustine; Thomas Aquinas; Duns Scotus; Hobbes; Descartes; Spinoza; Liebniz; Locke; George Berkeley; Hume; Kant.
The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith
A series of five conversations between Huston Smith and Bill Moyers on the world's five major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam. Smith relates common elements of the different traditions. The last program focuses on Smith's personal beliefs.

Last updated Thursday February 21 2008.