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This is a time when humanity has to grow up, cease its endless conflicts and set aside its foolish indulgences to deal with a changing world, to deal with the new world, to deal with a world their ancestors rarely ever had to content with, to face a new and arising set of circumstances that will challenge the intention, the integrity and the will to live.
I went to watch ‘Planetary’ at the LBC on Saturday night. It was made by some firends of a Mitra here in the sangha who gave a wee introduction to the film and why they made it. It was good. Visually stunning etc. etc., including the ever-necessary timelapse footage of that zebra crossing in Tokyo, sunsets over the Empire State Building, various grand canyons and the like; imperative to a film of this sort. But more than this it contained a fairly solid, explicitly Buddhist and positive narrative around understanding the parlous situation life on earth is facing, what we can do about it and even a bit of how. Recommendado.