ONE MIND: a cinematic meditation on Zen monastic life in China

From the director of Amongst White Clouds. An intimate portrait of life inside one of China's most respected & austere monastic communities.
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$30,625USD
raised of $40,000 goal
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This campaign started on Dec 08 and closed on January 15, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
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  • $10USD
    Loving kindness

    Our deep appreciation for your support + special thank you card

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    7 claimed

  • $25USD
    Digital download of One Mind

    Digital download of the film (after release) + special thank you card

    Estimated delivery: December 2014

    76 claimed

  • $50USD
    Digital download of Vows

    Digital download of One Mind (after release) + digital download of Vows + special thank you card VOWS is a 30 minute film that tells the story of monastic discipline in Chinese Buddhism with narration by Ven. Ming Ying, Senior Prior of Bailin Monastery, and seven ordained monks who recount their journeys from young layman to ordination day. *Special release of Vows to the general public, only available during this campaign.

    Estimated delivery: February 2014

    21 claimed

  • $50USD
    Digital download of Alms

    Digital download of One Mind (after release) + digital download of Alms + special thank you card Alms is a 30 minute film about the role of food in Chan monastic life. Audiences are guided by the community’s Head Chef (典座 dianzuo) as he explains the traditional cultivation, distribution and ritual offering of food in this traditional Buddhist community. *Special release of Alms to the general public, only available during this campaign.

    Estimated delivery: February 2014

    15 claimed

  • $75USD
    Digital downloads: Alms + Vows

    Digital download of One Mind (after release) + digital download of Vows + digital download of Alms + special thank you card (see description of films above) *Special release of Vows and Alms to the general public, only available during this campaign.

    Estimated delivery: February 2014

    30 claimed

  • $100USD
    DVD signed by director

    Receive a DVD of the completed film, One Mind signed by the director + digital download of Vows + digital download of Alms (see description of Vows and Alms above, delivered by January 31, 2014) *add $15 for international shipping

    Estimated delivery: December 2014

    39 claimed

  • $150USD
    Zen Baggage

    Receive an autographed hardcover edition of Bill Porter's, Zen Baggage + DVD of One Mind signed by the director (after release) In Zen Baggage, Porter seamlessly weaves together historical background, interviews, and translations of the earliest known records of Zen along with personal vignettes on his pilgrimage through sites associated with the first 6 patriarchs of Zen in China. *add $15 for international shipping

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    6 out of 20 claimed

  • $200USD
    Traditional stone chop

    Receive a traditional stone chop + DVD of One Mind (after release) Stone chop includes "One Mind" carved in "Zhuan" styled Chinese characters and includes red, clay ink. Designed by Mr. Liu, a local artist in Xisi, Beijing who has been designing and carving stone chops for over 60 years. *add $15 for international shipping

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    9 out of 20 claimed

  • $250USD
    Calligraphy scroll - One Mind

    Receive a calligraphy scroll + DVD of One Mind (after release) The calligraphy is hand inked by Venerable Guo Ying, a monk from Zhenru monastery. Carefully hand mounted on a traditional silk scroll (not shown), it reads, "One Mind" in “Li” styled Chinese characters. *add $15 for international shipping

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    3 out of 15 claimed

  • $275USD
    Calligraphy scroll - Quote

    Receive a calligraphy scroll + DVD of One Mind (after release) See above description for "One Mind" calligraphy. This piece includes a line from the Flower Garland sutra inspiring the name of the film, One Mind. 'If duality in understanding does not arise, then all the Buddha’s teachings will appear before them. With this mind, having attained perfect enlightenment, Bodhisattvas know that all things are of this one mind essence, and they attain this Wisdom Body, awakened of themselves."

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    2 out of 10 claimed

  • $400USD
    Stone chop + Calligraphy

    Receive a traditional stone chop + choice of calligraphy scroll + DVD of One Mind signed by the director (after release) + special thanks in the credits of the film (real name or pseudonym) See description of stone chop and calligraphy above. Delivered by March 31, 2014 *add $20 for international shipping

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    3 out of 10 claimed

  • $500USD
    DVD set

    Set of 4 DVD films: One Mind (after release), Vows, Alms and Amongst White Clouds signed by the director + special thanks in the credits of the film (real name or pseudonym) Amongst White Clouds tells the story of an unforgettable journey into the hidden tradition of China's Buddhist hermit monks. The film is an insider's look at students and masters living in scattered retreats in China's Zhongnan Mountain range See description of Vows and Alms above. Add $20 for international shipping

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    2 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Q&A with the director

    Receive a virtual Q&A with the director + DVD set of 4 films: One Mind (after release), Vows, Alms and Amongst White Clouds + permissions for a non-profit screening of One Mind, Vows and/or Alms + special thanks in the credits of One Mind (individual name, community name, or pseudonym) Perfect for spiritual communities (or other enthusiasts) who would for example like to screen One Mind at a community event followed by a Skype discussion (up to one hour) with the director.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    4 claimed

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