Buddhism in Film

Buddhism in Film is a new class offered by the Henjyoji Shingon Buddhist Temple and led by Kosho Finch Sensei.

Every other week, we'll watch a film on our own time with a list of reflective questions. Then we'll meet online as a group with our responses to discuss Buddhist concepts revealed in the cinematic narrative.

The film of focus for Sunday, June 21 is Zen, The Life of Master Dogen. You can watch the movie for free on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Q6XS3_D92FY.

Please consider the following questions when watching the film:

    • What are some Buddhist concepts do you recognize in the film?
    • What parts of the film challenged your perception of Buddhism?
    • What questions did the film raise for you?

Kosho Finch Sensei will pose more questions to the group during the class.

This class is a work in progress, and we hope to learn from your feedback. Feel free to reach out with any question or comments: events@shingonpdx.org.

Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/buddhism-in-film-zen-the-life-of-master-dogen-tickets-109517042422

Happy viewing!

Films Discussed in Previous Classes:

Pilgrimage to Koyasan

Sensei Kosho Finch recommends reading Echoes of Incense journal by Don Weiss to supplement the film.

Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds

This action-packed magical realism film depicts esoteric Buddhist concepts as well as Korean cultural elements connected to spirituality.

Join us every Thursday night for Dharma Talk.