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Interruptions & Meeting Points

Judy Lief on One Body One Heart

dvd_cover_wcWhat happens when your idea of your life is rudely interrupted by the reality of your life, your life as it is? This documentary from John Ankele explores this provocative question.

It is about interruptions and about meeting points. So much can be learned at meeting points and intersections: between Zen and Christianity, sickness and health, life and death, self and other.

At the same time, so much can be learned by disruptions such as serious illness and the encounter with death.

This dialogue between two caring and insightful individuals—Roshi Pat Enyo O’Hara and the Christian minister/Zen priest Robert Kaku Gunn—points to the liberating power of the realization that no matter our ideas or preferences, in the end, “It’s all tentative.”

So in this very moment, exactly as we are, we can be loving and free.

Purchase One Body One Heart here.

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About Judy Lief

Photo of Judy Lief in Spearhead Canyon

Author & teacher Judy Lief

Judy Lief is a Buddhist teacher who trained under the Tibetan meditation master Ven. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Judy has been presenting classes and workshops on a contemplative approach to death and dying, and on the teachings of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, since 1976. She had the privilege of working with Florence Wald, a founding mother of the hospice movement in the United States and former head of the Yale School of Nursing, on several conferences, workshops, and dialogues examining the role of spirituality in the care of the sick and dying.