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North Indian (Hindustani) Classical Music
African Music, Dance & Drumming playlist
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Akira Kurosawa's Dreams

Dreams (Yume; aka Akira Kurosawa's Dreams, I Saw a Dream Like This, or Such Dreams I Have Dreamed) is a 1990 magical realism film based on actual dreams of the film's director, Akira Kurosawa at different stages of his life. The film is based more on imagery than on dialogue, and the dreams are presented as eight separate segments.
The alternative titles ("I Saw a Dream Like This") are a translation of the opening line of Ten Nights of Dreams, by Natsume Sōseki, which begins: Konna yume wo mita ~
こんな 夢 を見た

Sunshine Through The Rain Pt.2

The Peach Orchard Pt.2

Dreams @wikipedia
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams @Netflix
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams on YouTube

The Buddha | PBS

This documentary for PBS by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, tells the story of the Buddha’s life, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion. It features the work of some of the world’s greatest artists and sculptors, who across two millennia, have depicted the Buddha’s life in art rich in beauty and complexity. Hear insights into the ancient narrative by contemporary Buddhists, including Pulitzer Prize winning poet W.S. Merwin and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Join the conversation and learn more about meditation, the history of Buddhism, and how to incorporate the Buddha’s teachings on compassion and mindfulness into daily life."

TheBuddhaPBS's Channel - THE BUDDHA: Enlightenment, part 2

TheBuddhaPBS's Channel - THE BUDDHA: Enlightenment, part 3


Issho Fujita Sensei Demonstrates how to sit Zazen at Sojiji Zendo

see also
Zen video playlist
whats more: Workshop at the Zen Center with Issho Fujita
whats more: Bhumisparsha Mudrā update | Life of Zen

Life of Zen video from Soto-shu


whats more: Musicians United for Safe Energy - "KOAN" & "DON'T DIG HERE" | NO NUKES!

Peace Through Inner Peace - His Holiness the Dalai Lama, public talk

His Holiness the Dalai Lama's public talk given at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, on May 8, 2011. Prior to his talk, the University of Minnesota presented an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to His Holiness. (

YouTube - Peace Through Inner Peace - University of Minnesota
Video courtesy of the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota.

Where science meets Buddhism: emptiness, interconnectivity and the nature of reality

Buddha Weekly: "'There is a large discrepancy between how we perceive reality and how reality actually exists.' So begins this rather interesting video on the common thread of emptiness, interconnectivity and the nature of reality between Buddhism and Science. Science and Buddhism do often appear to be aligned and non-contradictory, especially given [that] Einstein['s] wrote, in The Human Side, 'If there is any religion that could cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism.'"

Buddha Weekly | Where science meets Buddhism: emptiness, interconnectivity and the nature of reality

YouTube - ‪RamDassChannel's Channel‬‏:

Ram Dass interviews Thicht Nhat Hanh at the State of the World forum, September 1995

Gross National Happiness

"Bhutan – Taking the Middle Path to Happiness” is a documentary on the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and its development policy of “Gross National Happiness.

Imagine a country where the peoples’ happiness is the guiding principle of government. Imagine a people who see all life as sacred, a land with abundant renewable energy, a nation committed to preserving nature and its culture. Imagine a country where the government’s goal is “Gross National Happiness.” Where is this Shangri-La? Bhutan.

But can a place like Bhutan really exist? Can such ideals be realized? Can this small, geographically isolated country tucked away in the Himalayans truly protect its environment and culture as they open their doors to the West?”

The concept of taking “the middle path” is one rooted in the Bhutanese view of the world, a simple message: happiness lies in the middle path. Neither overindulging in the world’s pleasures nor rejecting the world’s goodness can lead to a prosperous and peaceful society. Happiness can only be found by taking the middle path – the path that provides the needs of mankind without sacrificing the life generating diversity of nature.

But now with Bhutan’s entry into the global marketplace, the introduction of television, advertising and the social pressures of consumerism can Bhutan maintain this delicate balance?

BHUTAN: Taking The Middle Path To Happiness

Japanese gardens: a haven for moss diversity | OurWorld 2.0

by Yoshitaka Oishi on May 25, 2011
Keywords: Japan, moss, traditional knowledge, urban ecosystem

When I mention my research on moss (bryophytes), it’s not unusual to be asked “why do you study moss?” Such questions likely arise because, for many, moss is considered to be of little use. However, in reality, moss plays a vital role within ecosystems and is valued as a biological indicator of the environment."

Your Photos on QUEST: Steven Christenson - KQED QUEST Video: "Most nature photographers put their cameras away at night. Not Steven Christenson. As the co-founder of the very successful Bay Area Night Photography group, he guides like-minded, low-light photographers to find interesting subjects after the sun goes down. Steven reveals his special process of photographing star trails for Your Photos on QUEST."

QUEST on KQED Public Media.

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playlists at rc's YouTube channel

Here are some YouTube playlists to browse -
Art & photos slideshows
Watch This

North Indian (Hindustani) Classical Music
African Music, Dance & Drumming playlist
Balinese Stuff (music, dance, ketjak)
hurdy gurdy

Some of the individually listed selections feature teachers that I have studied with. perhaps i will add a page in honor of these teachers at some point.

Art & Photo Slideshows

• Art & Photo Slideshows playlist >>
misc art & photos
Fall, Mixed Woodland
Sonoma Mountain Zen Center Mandala Bazaar
Flying Saucer

Watch This
• "Watch This" PLAYLIST >>

Shunryu Suzuki Roshi | Zen Mind Beginner's Mind


Buddha artwork slideshow

हिन्दुस्तानी शास्त्रीय संगीत
North Indian (Hindustani) Classical Music
• Indian Music PLAYLIST >>
Dr. Laxmi Ganesh Tewari -
Raga Bilaskhani Todi | Pani Bina (Kabir Bhajan)
Ustad Ail Akbar Khan - Rag Zila Kafi | Rag Marwa

Ustad Allah Rakha & Zakir Hussain Tabla Duet

Ravi Shankar, Alla Rakha - Tabla Solo in Jhaptal

Zakir Hussain Tabla Solo

• African Music, Dance & Drumming playlist

Musik dan Tari Bali

• Music and Dance of Bali PLAYLIST >>

Balinese Monkey Chant (from the film Baraka)

I Wayan Dibia - Topeng Keras | Topeng Tua

Topeng Keras & Rajah Dalem

Baris Dance | interlocking madness #1

Gamelan Sekar Jaya (Taruna Jaya Part 2)

NUCLEAR playlist | see also: Videos page at whats up blog

• NUCLEAR playlist

rc's YouTube channel | MUSIC playlist at rc's YouTube channel
Videos page at whats up blog

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