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Amongst White Clouds (2005)

A journey exploring the practices of Chinese hermits living in the Zhongnan Mountains.

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Edward A. Burger
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A journey exploring the practices of Chinese hermits living in the Zhongnan Mountains.

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November 2005 (USA) See more »

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Среди белых облаков See more »

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Unnamed Chinese Hermit: Ten thousand things, All in this breath, Grasping hold of emptiness, There's really nothing to say...
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An excellent movie by a filmmaker who brings rare authority.
21 February 2011 | by rkhenSee all my reviews

How rare to see a Westerner invest the time and effort actually to become fluent in another language; fluent enough to study under these hermits and make a movie about them!

That said, this is not really a film "about" Buddhism; it's more like having tea with a succession of people who have dedicated themselves to the practice. The hermits, men and women of various ages, are depicted as individuals with personalities and pasts, and their practice as worthwhile.

A really fine document.

Robin Rusty Ring: Reflections of an Old-Timey Hermit (rustyring.blogspot.com)


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