Cinema Nirvana: Enlightenment Lessons from the Movies

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Crown/Archetype, Dec 18, 2007 - Performing Arts - 304 pages
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Movie fans and spiritual seekers, unite! In Cinema Nirvana, meditation teacher and award-winning film critic Dean Sluyter illuminates the hidden enlightenment teachings of Casablanca, Jaws, The Graduate, The Godfather, Memento, and ten other classic films, revealing spiritual wisdom in everything from 007’s secret weapons to the colors of the Seven Dwarfs’ eyes.

So grab your popcorn, sit back, and prepare to have your mind opened. Cinema Nirvana is a funny but wise, practical but wildly entertaining guide to finding enlightenment—one movie at a time.


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Could funnyman Jim Carrey possibly have anything to teach us about the nature of reality? The answer is a resounding "yes," according to Sluyter, cofounder of the New Jersey chapter of the Dzogchen ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS I937
7
THE BIG SLEEP 1946
30
mosnsuosucs on now
52
usv mom 1969
82
JAWS 1975
95
MEMENTO 2000
138
ms eoornuin 1912
159
GOLDFINGER I964
180
INVASION OF THE BUDY SNATCHERS I956
201
FISTFUL or DOLLARS 1904
225
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA 1935
261
CASABLANCA 1942
281
INDEX
305
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Sluyter has taught literature and led meditation workshops for more than twenty years.

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