March 2, 2010
March 2, 2010
An international epic will explain the Buddhist concepts behind Tiger Woods’ apology. It will also view recent headlines by Michael Jackson, Roman Polanksi and our soldiers through the laws of Karma.
Beverly Hills, California—February 26, 2010—As the world analyzes Tiger Woods’ apology, the international epic “Karma: The New Revolution” will explain the Buddhist approach to Atonement and Redemption that will play an important role in his comeback. Filmed in over a dozen countries—from the Louvre Museum in Paris to the Sal forests where the Buddha taught in India—the film will combine the teachings of the Buddha, Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishads, Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda as well as some of the greatest Western philosophers including Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Carl Jung, Bertrand Russell, Mark Twain, Carl Sagan, Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, Voltaire and the like.
The film’s Presenter and one of the only Buddhist-Brahmins in the West, Acharya Zen elaborates, “One of the most powerful stories of redemption in any religion is the inspirational saga of Angulimala who overcame a life full of depravity to become one of the Buddha’s best-known disciples. In fact his lesson is highlighted in Verse 173 of the Dhammapadas where the Buddha states that ‘a person who makes amends for the wrong he has done can light up the world like the moon merging from the clouds.’ This suggests that Tiger Woods has a real opportunity to become an even bigger inspiration by proving that a true role model is not one who never makes mistakes; but one who always makes amends.”
Acharya Zen adds “The Buddhist Path is based on Shakymuni’s last words “Appo Deepo Bhava” or “Be a lamp unto Yourself.” Tiger Woods referred to this by admitting that he was examining himself in a manner he has never done before. The 4 Noble truths at the heart of Buddhism also teach us that Tanha and Trishna (Craving and Thirst) always lead to Dukka (dissatisfaction, stress and eventually sorrow). The Dharmic Law of Detachment can thus cushion the Law of Attraction by cultivating contentment and continence over constant craving. The Upanishads refer to this as choosing Shreyas (self-discipline) over Preyas (self-indulgence).”
The film will also feature powerful real-life examples of diverse Westerners who have used these concepts to overcome unfathomable odds from escaping a war-torn refugee camp to battling cancer. It will also discuss these principles in the context of present-day events from the War on Terror and the death of Michael Jackson to the arrests of O.J. Simpson and Roman Polanksi.
“Karma: The New Revolution” will be available on Blue-Ray, DVD and iPhone formats in March and more information is available at www.rightkarma.net.
Acharya Zen is one of the only Buddhist Brahmins from the same distinguished lineage that authored and maintained most of the Buddhist and Hindu scriptures over the centuries. He can be visited at AcharyaZen.com and AcharyaZen.org.