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Old Plum Mountain: The Berkeley Zen Center, Life Inside the Gate DVD: $20
Old Plum Mountain: The Berkeley Zen Center, Life Inside the Gate, tells the story of the Berkeley Zen Center, one of the oldest, self-sustaining, lay practice centers in the nation. Founded in 1967 by the late Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, and his student Sojun Mel Weitsman, this uniquely American Zen Center offers to all, both lay and priest, a safe and supportive place to engage in a path of spiritual exploration.
Told through the experiences of its members—as they practice Soto Zen's ancient rituals, do mindful work, cook and serve food, and sit zazen (meditation)—this 65-minute documentary describes how this practice has dramatically changed, challenged, and sustained their lives.