Movie Night at Kashi Nivas

On the second Wednesday of each month Kashi Nivas hosts a free "movie night" running from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM or longer depending on the length of the movie. Watch movies on a 50" screen that include documentaries on the lives of great beings, spiritual traditions, teachings, and other related topics. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and you are welcome to bring a snack to share. Chairs, cushions, and mats are available or bring your own pillows and blankets. Children under supervision are invited and there is a play area with wireless Internet connection available for them. Feel free to stay for discussion and social-time after the movie. 

6:30 PM - Doors open
7:00 PM - Movie starts promptly
8:33 PM - Discussion and social time

FREE - Donations to Kashi Nivas are appreciated.

Showing February 10, 2016
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
Produced by Salma Hayek (84 min.)
The Prophet, by celebrated Lebanese-American author Kahlil Gibran, is among the most popular volumes of poetry ever written, selling over 100 million copies in forty languages since its publication in 1923. Gibran’s timeless verses have been given enchanting new form in this painterly cinematic adventure about freedom and the power of human expression. This breathtaking animated feature, produced and spearheaded by Salma Hayek, was an official selection at Cannes and made its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King), the film intersperses Gibran’s elegant poetry within stunning animated sequences by filmmakers Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea), Bill Plympton (Guide Dog), Joan Gratz (Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), and a host of award-winning animators from around the world. Set in a Mediterranean seaside village, Kamila (Salma Hayek) cleans house for exiled artist and poet Mustafa (Liam Neeson), but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter, Almitra (Quvenzhané Wallis), out of trouble. The three embark on a journey meant to end with Mustafa’s return home – but first they must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in his words will incite rebellion. Featuring music from Damien Rice, Glen Hansard, Gabriel Yared, and Yo-Yo Ma.

Upcoming Screenings

Abide As The Self: The Essential Teachings of Ramana Maharshi
Narrated by Ram Dass (62 min.)
Abide As the Self is a transforming video that takes you on an inner journey into the teachings of Ramana Maharshi and the path of Self-knowledge. Comprehensive film footage of Ramana comes alive, with emphasis on the teachings of Self-Inquiry and its practical application. A special collection of rare photographs enhances Ramana's presence and captures the compassion and grace of one of the most respected sages of our time. The inspired narration by Ram Dass provides an overview of Ramana's teachings. Also included are interviews with H.W.L. Poonja, Douglas Harding, Allan W. Anderson, and others. In Abide As the Self, you will experience how the profound teachings of Ramana Maharshi can be easily applied in our daily life. This is a deeply inspiring video in which the sage Ramana speaks directly to your heart.

Ramakrishna: A Documentary
Produced by Swami Chetanananda (78 min.)
Ramakrishna’s life story is told through slides, historic photographs and video. Includes film footage of two monastic disciples of Ramakrishna, Swamis Shivananda and Subodhananda,and an audio recording by another, Swami Abhedananda. Ramakrishna: A Documentary serves equally well as the perfect introduction to this remarkable saint or as a fresh and enhanced experience of his presence. This skillful assemblage of rare images of Ramakrishna, combined with a 1928 motion picture and a 1936 audio recording of some of his disciples, is surely as close as we will get to seeing him. 


Upcoming Movies

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
February 10, 2016

Abide As The Self: The Essential Teachings of Ramana Maharshi

Ramakrishna: A Documentary

Kung Fu Panda

Eat, Pray, Love

Past Movies

Ram Dass Fierce Grace
January 13, 2016

The Shift: Ambition to Meaning
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

I Am That I Am: Experience The Teachings of of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Awake: The Life of Yogananda
Wednesday, October 14, 2015