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NOV 17 // TRANSITION TOWN TOTNES FILM FESTIVAL, Devon, UK
"The Transition Film Festival shows films on a range of issues important to Transition – including climate change, food production, declining resources and the value of community. We seek to present films which provide hope, inspiration and imaginative solutions whilst not avoiding the stark realities with which we are currently faced. Unlike most film festivals we do not just show recent releases but rather present stimulating films which have not been commercially distributed." Website // Selection Criteria
JULY 21 // SAHYADRI SCHOOL, J. Krishnamurti Foundation, Pune, India
“From ancient times, man has sought something beyond the materialistic world, something immeasurable, something sacred. It is the intent of this school to enquire into this possibility. This whole movement of enquiry into knowledge, into oneself, into the possibility of something beyond knowledge, brings about naturally a psychological revolution, and from this comes inevitably a totally different order in human relationship, which is society. The intelligent understanding of all this can bring about a profound change in the consciousness of mankind.” J. Krishnamurthi Website
APRIL 18 // MOUNT mADONNA SCHOOL, Mount Madonna, CA
This school is dedicated to helping students become aware of the range of their creative talents and how those talents can be applied in developing a life of positive meaning and purpose. The school gives individual attention to each student as they pursue a program of Academic Excellence, Creative Self-Expression, and Positive Character Development. Screening + Circle of Sharing with Filmmakers. Website
APRIL 3 // SUNRISE MIDDLE SCHOOL, San Jose, cA
A Santa Clara Country charter school for bilingual students who are seeking a holistic, meaningful and stimulating education. Screening + Circle of Sharing with Filmmakers. Website
JANUARY 9 // SINGING STONES SCHOOL, Walnut Creek, CA
Singing Stones School is a non-profit, Waldorf-private school serving children and families of the greater East Bay. Screening + Circle of Sharing with Filmmakers. Website
DEC 5 // ESCUELA POPULAR, San Jose, CA
Escuela Popular is a K-8 dual language academy that believes that teaching is an act of love through which learning is reciprocal; they develop bilingual, bi-cultural students fully prepared to continue onto higher education and empowered to pursue their goals in a global society. Screening + Circle of Sharing with Filmmakers. Website
DEC 2 // CITY OF TEN THOUSAND BUDDHAS, Ukiah, CA
The City Of Ten Thousand Buddhas is an international Buddhist community and monastery founded by Hsuan Hua, an important figure in Western Buddhism. It is one of the first Chan Buddhist temples in the United States, and one of the largest Buddhist communities in the Western Hemisphere. Website
DEC 1 // IGDV BOYS SCHOOL, City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, Ukiah, CA.
"Instilling Goodness & Virtue Developing Schools" emphasizes educating the mind and spirit, so that the students have a solid foundation for being a person. In the future, they will base their actions on virtue and serve as models for others. Screening + Circle of Sharing with Filmmakers. Website
AUG 12 // A GOOD SPACE, Singapore
JUL 26 // JERICHO PROJECT, Brisbane, CA
A resident transformation/healing center for convicts with suspended sentences. Screening + Circle of Sharing with filmmakers. Website
JUL 22 // CENTER FOR CREATIVE LEARNING (CCL), San Jose, CA.
Screening for ex-Foundry School Students, 500 Mile Spirit Runners and congregation of CCL. Screening + Circle of Sharing with filmmakers. Website
JUNE 14 // NEW PARKWAY THEATER, Oakland, CA
The New Parkway Theater is a community-centered cinema and pub located in Oakland’s Uptown district. Free community screening + Q&A with filmmakers on "Karma Wednesdays." Website
JUNE 12 // GOOGLE, INC, Mountain View, CA.
Screening + Q&A with filmmakers at Google's corporate headquarters.
JUNE 9 // MARGARET J. KEMP GIRLS CAMP, San Mateo, CA
Girls Camp for justice-involved youth from the ages of 13 to 18 years. Screening + Circle of Sharing with filmmakers. Website
MAY 22 // SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Sedona, AZ
Screening + Q&A with filmmakers. Event in support of Mental Health Awareness Month. Details
MAY 9 // THE FARM SCHOOL, Athol, MA
The Farm School connects people to the land by serving as a family farm for the coming generations. Careful mentoring, meaningful work, humor and kindness are at the center of all what they do. Website
APRIL 29 // ODD FELLOWS, Half Moon Bay, CA
Community Screening + Q&A with filmmakers. Details
APRIL 28 // GREENWOOD SCHOOL, Mill Valley, CA
Waldorf-inspired pre-K through 8th grade school. Private Screening + Circle of Sharing with the filmmakers. Website
APRIL 4 // LARK THEATER, Larkspur, CA
Community Screening + Q&A with filmmakers. Website
MAR 27 // DHARMA REALM BUDDHIST UNIVERSITY, Ukiah, CA.
DRBU is a private school dedicated to liberal education in the broad Buddhist tradition — a tradition characterized by knowledge in the arts and sciences, self-cultivation, and the pursuit of wisdom. Website
JAN 22 // KOZMETSKY GLOBAL COLLABORATORY, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford, CA
Provides a social and intellectual framework for researchers who want to be involved in creating shareable prosperity. Website
SEP 15 // BERKELEY BUDDHIST MONASTERY, Berkeley, CA.
A Chan Buddhist monastery in Berkeley, California affiliated with the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas and led by Heng Sure. It is the site of the Institute for World Religions, founded by Hsuan Hua. Website
AUG 13 // SERVICE SPACE LEADERSHIP RETREAT, Bolinas, CA.
A fully volunteer-run grassroots organization that operates in the gift economy and enables a diverse set of projects powered by kindness and generosity. Website