Synopsis by Sarah Ing
The idea of reaching a peaceful state of enlightenment is often stereotypically related to Eastern religion. Popular culture exploits the image and trendy wannabes embrace it. But for the Japanese monks who practice the art of Zen meditation, awareness is taken very seriously. Satori: An Inside Look at Japanese Spirituality documents the students to whom bliss has become a way of life. Satori describes the sudden flash of enlightenment that comes from a totally empty and welcoming state. This half-hour video takes the viewer inside the working heart of a Zen monastery.
Buddhism, enlightenment, Japan, monastery, student, Zen-Buddhism