Re: [Videolib] Meditate & Destroy Now Available from Alive Mind Education

From: Elizabeth Sheldon <elizabeth@lorberhtdigital.com>
Date: Thu Aug 13 2009 - 14:24:49 PDT

Sorry about that! I meant to send it to the videonews address...

On Aug 13, 2009, at 5:20 PM, Elizabeth Sheldon wrote:

> Dear Colleagues:
>
> Alive Mind Education is proud to make available Meditate and Destroy
> on DVD. Meditate and Destroy profiles bestselling author of Dharma
> Punx and Against the Stream, Noah Levine and his journey from a life
> of addiction and violence to that of dedicated meditation teacher
> and community leader. This searing and unflinching documentary about
> Buddhism, punk rock and redemption would be an idea resource for
> students of religion and spirituality.
>
> Read more about this film below. If you would like to preview or
> order, please contact me at:
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> elizabeth@lorberdigital.com.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Elizabeth
>
> Elizabeth Sheldon
>
> Vice President
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> Alive Mind Education
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> (212) 398-3112 tele
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> (212) 398-3275 fax
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> elizabeth@alivemindeducation.com
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> www.alivemindeducation.com
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> Meditate and Destroy profiles the persona who quite possibly
> represents America’s most unexpected Buddhist: former punk rocker
> and juvenile delinquent Noah Levine, bestselling author of the book
> Dharma Punx. As a teenager, Levine was mired in an abyss of
> violence, drug and alcohol abuse – and criminal detention. When he
> hit bottom, attempting suicide in juvenile jail in the late 80’s,
> Levine received a phone call from his father who instructed him how
> to take baby steps toward initiating meditation practice. Knowing
> that he either need to die or to change, Levine tested meditation
> and felt a glimmer of freedom from his intense suffering. Today,
> Levine is a respected teacher and figure in what is perhaps the most
> unconventional Buddhist community in the country: the “Dpunx
> Nation.” Staking claim to his egalitarian urban vision, Levine
> states that “Buddhism is not just for hippies anymore” as he reaches
> out to a new generation of youths who are turning to meditation as
> they seek a departure from their lives of drugs, violence and crime.
> In major cities throughout America, these unlikely Buddhists find
> comfort – and affinity – in Levine’s approach. Today, New York,
> Hollywood, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.,
> Boulder and Portland all host regular Dharma Punx-inspired
> meditation groups that allow punks to develop their own awareness on
> a deep level while retaining their edge and individuality.
>
> Meditate and Destroy is the definitive documentary film about the
> Dharma Punx nation, its roots and continued expansion in U.S. cities.
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> Year: 2007
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> Running Time: 81 minutes + DVD Extras
>
> Subjects: Religion and Spirituality, Eastern Teachings & Thought
>
> Educational Prices: (includes Public Performance Rights)
>
> College / University: $249.00
>
> Library / High School: $129.00
>
> To learn more about this film, please visit www.alivemindeducation.com
>
> To purchase or arrange a screening, contact Andi at andi@lorberhtdigital.com
> or call us at 212-398-3112.
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> 56 West 45th Street | Suite 805 | New York | NY 10036
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> All of our films are available for educational / institutional
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> rights.
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VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.
Received on Thu Aug 13 14:25:56 2009

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