“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”
— Dalai Lama
— Dalai Lama
Many of us visit our yoga and meditation studios more often than any other social spot. Studios are great places to center our minds, bodies and spirits, surrounded by a supportive and like-minded community.
But for most of us, our interaction with this tribe doesn’t go beyond “hellos” and “goodbyes.”
Now, Conscious Good presents a monthly series of film events, to help studios fulfill, nurture and grow their communities through engaging content.
Each evening’s event will include a guided meditation, the film program and recommended discussion topics, with time to socialize.
Programs will explore the worlds of health, yoga, meditation, and holistic living, among many others.
May I Be Happy reveals the significance of mindfulness practice in transforming the lives of young people.
Through poetic cinematography and sequences of teachers leading sensitive or boisterous practices to kids from different backgrounds, the film brings awareness to the benefits of mindfulness as a way out of violence and suffering, and as an attainable solution for younger generations.
This full-length feature documentary captures the very real challenges American children face, whether in elite private schools, public schools, on the streets, or in juvenile detention centers.
Hearing the frustration of dedicated educators who find ways to teach from the heart, and seeing their optimistic work with youth is an uplifting experience.
Interviews with teachers and leaders in the field of mindfulness research and education, including Dr. Dan Siegel and Vinny Ferraro, offer insights into the growing practice of mindfulness in education.
Covering varying approaches to mindfulness by a range of San Francisco Bay Area programs, May I Be Happy reminds us of children’s natural capacity for wellbeing, resilience and happiness.
Conscious Good is accepting submissions for the Spirit Film Festival through September 30th.
The Spirit Film Festival is a celebration of spirit, spirituality, inspiration, relationships, and consciousness.
Films can touch on themes such as Spiritual Traditions, Universal Spirit, Afterlife, the Spirit of Other Sentient Beings, Gratitude, Relationships (as a connection of Spirit), Creativity (as an expression of Spirit) and more.
Eligible formats include narrative, documentary, or animation and films should be 3-20 minutes in length.
There will be a live show on December 5th in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Monica Film Center and a panel of judges including filmmakers, celebrities and ministers/spiritual leaders will select two winners and a special mention.
Attendees of the Festival as part of the Conscious Good Studio Series will vote for the winner of the Audience Award.
The Winning Jury Prize is $2,000, the Second Place Jury Prize is $1,000 and the Audience Award is $2,000.