Gershwin's "Summertime" played with an unique Vietnamese aesthetic by Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ and pianist Frank Martin. Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ performs the piece using a đàn bâù, the Vietnamese traditional one-string instrument
Watching this reminds me of the Zen saying "Words are the fog one has to see through." It is essential that we empower ourselves by using our Inner Light to transport us to the meanings beyond the concrete words--ZenMoon
Our world is beyond small and insignificant within context of the physical universe. Our materialistic achievements are neither truly monumental nor enduring in the grand scheme of life. Worldly gains are not worthy of further Karmic bondage--ZenMoon
"Both our so-called luck and misfortune are the result of our Karmic doings. We will encounter whom we must to meet, until our Karmic entanglements are fully resolved. The Karmic world is a closed system and while inside it we shall not escape our own doings."
There is only one actuality...one true Reality. Yet, we all see that absolute Reality differently. We each see our life reality through our own color-tinted lenses and filtered, distilled, and refined by our past experiences and bias.
This documentary is "a journey into the hidden lives of China's forgotten Zen Buddhist hermit tradition." Whether living in an isolated hermitage or in a bustling metropolis, it is essential to recognize the Path and ultilize each life moment as an opportunity live in the Teaching.--ZenMoon
Chanmyay Yeiktha ('Peaceful Hermitage') is a Buddhist meditation centre in Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma) where the teachers are senior Buddhist monks who teach Vipassana (Insight) meditation in Myanmar and English languages.
The mission of Seattle Insight Meditation Society (SIMS) is to offer the Buddha’s teachings on insight and awareness to all those who seek them and to support a spiritual community centered in the Pacific Northwest.