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We are all interconnected – for real – Daily Lesson – Jan 22nd 2014

I am a student and practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, and we talk about interconnectivity all the time. We talk about it sometimes as something very difficult to understand, as a concept that is hard to grasp, far away.

Today I watched a documentary film that blew my mind, because they make the simple concept or interconnectivity and interdependence even more available in a global and massive perspective. It makes us take responsibility as humans of what our future should and will be.

The name of the film is Home. It was made in 2009, and if you’d like to watch it, here is the Youtube full version.

http://youtu.be/jqxENMKaeCU  (The Home Project who did the project doesn’t allow embedding the video)

It’s a full feature film! Please make sure you are watching in at the highest resolution (I think in this one it’s 720p) because the visual are striking!

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Trailer of The Perfection Of Giving – Chapter 1

Earlier this week we published the trailer for The Perfection of Giving, about generosity and its side-effects.  Wanted to share with you here.

Visit the site and let us know what you think.

http://ThePerfectionOfGiving.com/

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The documentary The Perfection Of Giving. How it happened.

The Perfection of Giving started as a short story about a young organization called the 108 Live Project, for which I volunteer and are active member. By the time I came in, early on, another volunteer, also filmmaker, had started documenting everything in video, but eventually she had to travel away for a while, so I took over the task.

The Perfection Of GivingI started documenting the organization and the process of our first pilot program in Nepal: to bring happiness to 108 beggars in Kathmandu and find a way to replicate the process in other places in the world. So my focus was about the 108 Lives Project. The idea was basic, let’s make a video that shows the people how we did it.

As the organization evolved, so did the story. The trip to Nepal changed many things, inside of me and for the film.

I was challenged by one of my teachers, on how large the theme of generosity could potentially be, and the high profile character that can be interested in participating. I was challenged by a monk with his philosophical ideas of service and intent. And I was inspired by other filmmakers whom I met in Nepal, just for two days, my friends at the Planetary Collective (they are doing some amazing work, please check them out!)

And so, The Perfection of Giving became a search for the meaning of true generosity, for the philosophical and practical applications of generosity. For the way it affects the lives of the people how gives as much as those who receive. Giving has so many layer, so many ways of manifesting in our lives.

Now, I am on this journey, with a few awesome teammates, and many new experiences, to create a whole series of documentaries, and a final movie, reaching out in every direction to the many ways that we can perfect giving, to inspire people to understand how giving makes us happy, and how ultimate evolution is in sharing and giving, and understanding that the biggest act of giving is when one gives one’s self completely, for others, without expecting anything back.

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