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The Wisdom of Compassion: Stories of Remarkable Encounters and Timeless Insights
The Wisdom of Compassion: Stories of Remarkable Encounters and Timeless Insights
by Dalai Lama
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £5.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Moving, 13 Oct. 2013
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Moving stories of overcoming adversity by cultivating an open heart and true compassion, even in hell. An enormous variety of encounters are described here ranging from ex-prisoners and terrorists to Aaron Beck, the father of cognitive behaviour therapy, and Desmond Tutu.


First Darling of the Morning: Selected Memories of an Indian Childhood (P.S.)
First Darling of the Morning: Selected Memories of an Indian Childhood (P.S.)
by Thrity Umrigar
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.71

5.0 out of 5 stars Touching and heartbreaking, 15 May 2013
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A very sensitive account of her childhood and adolescence up to the point that she escapes and leaves for the U.S.A. The difficult relationship with her mother and the unhappy marriage of her parents are all very well rendered with a sharp sense of detail and a lot of empathy and compassion for all involved.


Dragon Thunder: My Life with Chogyam Trungpa
Dragon Thunder: My Life with Chogyam Trungpa
by Diana J. Mukpo
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars crazy wisdom, 6 Mar. 2012
This is one of the best and most intriguing autobiographies I've ever read. Diana Mukpo offers us both the story of her life and an intimate portrait of her husband Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, one of the most influential and controversial Tibetan teachers in the West. It is also the story of a very unusual and unconventional marriage. She met him when he was twenty-eight and she was fifteen. She escaped from a very high-class boarding school in England and married him in Edinburgh when she was sixteen, which was quite shocking to both her family and to Rinpoche's Tibetan colleagues. The rest of the story you have to read for yourself!


The Yusuf Trilogy [DVD]
The Yusuf Trilogy [DVD]
Dvd ~ Nejat Isler
Price: £13.18

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars mesmerizing, 24 Jan. 2012
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This review is from: The Yusuf Trilogy [DVD] (DVD)
Ordinary life is presented as extraordinary in this trilogy. Without anything sensational happening I was fascinated! A truly spiritual experience without any explicit reference to religion. Life in all its simplicity and wonder, the miracle of existence presented in a very down to earth way. There's even no use of music; the images are powerful enough in themselves.


Lady Chatterley [2007] [DVD]
Lady Chatterley [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Marina Hands
Offered by The World Cinema Store
Price: £4.99

3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 16 Jan. 2012
This review is from: Lady Chatterley [2007] [DVD] (DVD)
The French must have an entirely different view of what's 'erotic', 'wildly sensual' and 'touchingly tender' from us. My wife and me didnit find anything of this in this long drawn-out, tedious movie. Lady Chatterley isn't 'revitalised' here, but rather'anaesthetized'. There's no passion, no magic, no magnetic attraction between the main characters. Absolutely disappointing!


Shadowlands [DVD]
Shadowlands [DVD]
Dvd ~ Anthony Hopkins
Price: £3.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Professor turns into human being, 3 July 2009
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This review is from: Shadowlands [DVD] (DVD)
This is a truly spiritual film. We see how the main character Prof. C. S. Lewis has very interesting views on the meaning of suffering and what real love means. He is very succesful with his books and talks, mainly before a female audience. But he leads a comfortable, secluded bachelor's life togheter with his brother and teaches at Oxford where his priviliged position is still under no discussion (fifties!).
Then a woman comes into his life and she really thouches him although he doesn't admit it to himself. Only when she falls ill with cancer and death is threatening does he realize what his feelings are and how much real love and suffering are connected.
And that's what being human is about: being vulnerable which is not the same as being sentimental. But it's a rare phenomenon to be seen these days, certainly in modern films.
Very well acted and filmed!
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