Sunday, October 7, 2012

HERMITS




American director Edward A. Burger takes us on his unforgettable journey into the hidden lives of China's forgotten Zen Buddhist hermit tradition.

Amongst White Clouds
A look at the lives of zealot students, gaunt ascetics and wise masters living in isolated hermitages dotting the peaks and valleys of China's Zhongnan Mountain range.

The Zhongnan Mountains have been home to recluses since the time of the Yellow Emperor, some five thousand years ago. Many of China's most realized Buddhist masters attained enlightenment in this very range.

Note
All photographs are snapshots I took directly of the computer screen. 
They are stills from within the first episode of this film.


4 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i love you, Michelle

Valerianna said...

I'm a bit of a hermit these days.... cool photos.

kimmie said...

I'm feeling like a bear these days - eating too much and sleeping too long - does hibernation count towards enlightenment? probably not :)

I love the effect of the still shots from a you tube video. They have a real dreamlike quality to them - really cool!

jude said...

Hey thanks for this...