Trailer with lettering: BAH DAH

Tag: mantra

07/28/09 OM BENA SATO SAMAYA / Santa Monica, CA

Trailer with lettering: OM BENA SATO SAMAYA

100 syllable mantra, the chanting of which is used in rituals of purification.

07/13/09 KORAN BEAT / Chicago, IL

Trailer with lettering: KORAN BEAT

A passage from the Koran and a beat was running through this man’s head. I saw him humming it as he was walking by the Mantra Trailer on Michigan Ave. I don’t know the verse reference to the Koran. If you recognize it please drop me a comment.

07/09/09 PADA SITA GURU OHM / Galesburg, IL

10/01/08 MAKE ART – SLOW DOWN / Roanoke, VA

Trailer with lettering: MAKE ART – SLOW DOWN

Mantra Trailer appearance hosted by the Art Musuem of Western Virginia.

05/04/08 IT’S ALL GRAVY BABY / Athens, GA

03/28/08 Setting Up the Mantra Trailer / Durham, NC

This is the first day of the cross-country tour. The kick off is tonight at the Center for Documentary Studies. I’ll be presenting the project during the Fresh Docs program. “Setting Up the Mantra Trailer” was shot in January with Erika Simon in Atlanta, GA. We edited it this week for it’s premier tonight at Fresh Docs.

12/01/07 BRING IT TO FRUITION / Roanoke, VA

Appearance hosted by the Art Musuem of Western Virginia.

09/07/07 NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO / The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

The phrase NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO is taken from the title of the greatest teaching of the first historically recorded Buddha, known as Siddhartha Gautama or Shakyamuni Buddha, who lived in India around 500 years before Christ was born. This teaching, called the Lotus Sutra, declares that all living beings, regardless of gender or intelligence (that means everyone – including you and me!), have the potential to attain Buddhahood. In the Lotus Sutra, Shakyamuni Buddha teaches that inside each one of us a universal truth known as the Buddha nature.