Meditation Crystallized (1973)

16 Mar
Director  Elda Hartley
Producer  Elda Hartley
Contributors  Hartley Productions
Length  13 minutes
B&W/Color  Color
UO Library Catalog description:  Explores the connection between Tibetan meditation and art, as told by Lama Govinda.
Call # FILM MB206
Genre  Documentary
Rare  Yes
Online  No
Copyright status Unknown
Physical condition  Fair
Oregon-related  No


This film is an attempt to connect the mesmerizing art of Tibetan monks and the underlying meditative philosophy, as explained by Lama Anagarika Govinda (1898-1985). Govinda was an artist, author, and one of the western world’s foremost expositors on the traditions and expressions of Tibetan Buddhism. As Lama Govinda puts it, this art is the result of centuries of meditation crystallized.

The film is constructed primarily of candid interviews with Govinda in the Tibetan Nyingmapa Meditation Center in Berkeley, CA., and also detail shots of lavish Tibetan art pieces from the Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY.

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