Participatory Spirituality for the 21st Century
...Where Spirit and Action meet.
Intresting Documentary by Velcrow Ripper 2009.
He explores the inter-relations of spirituality and activism, starting with Gandhi and Martin Luther King and their predecessors, going on a global journey of discovery.
Featuring Tich Nath Han, Desmond Tutu, Tree Huggers, Prayers for Communists, That guy who wrote the "Dharma Punkx" book, Arundathi Roy and so on.
A some point in the movie it says:
"Spiritual people need get more active and activists need to get more spiritual"
ahaha I liked that.
Oh I almost forgot. Velcrow started his journey into the dangerous shadow realm of activist spirituality when his best friend died in a shoot-out in Mexico. You can see the last pictures he took with his camera in the beginning of the documentary.
I find it remarkable that once again the impulse for going deeper than before comes from the death of a loved one, a comrade, a dear friend and partner. I wonder what this means for a world spirituality today.
I feel reminded of a theme on a related thread, where we explored the topic of comradeship and fidelity, exemplified by a controversial art piece by Arno Breker.