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What is Hinduism?
Part of the Series: Religions of the World - Oh My GOD Series
Host Tevya begins his spiritual quest by investigating Hinduism, a faith with some 900 million followers worldwide. He attends the Durga Puja festival, an annual celebration for the Hindu goddess Durga with his teen guide Kritika. Tevya explores Little India…
Awake: The Life of Yogananda
An enlightening documentary about Hindu mystic Paramahansa Yogananda who brought yoga and meditation to the West in 1920. Yogananda was the author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which became the go-to book for seekers and yoga enthusiasts…
Forest of Bliss
Part of the Series: Anthropology 101 Collection
Forest of Bliss is an unsparing yet redemptive account of the inevitable griefs, religious passions and frequent happinesses that punctuate daily life in Benares, India's most holy city. The film unfolds from one sunrise to the next without commentary, subtitles…
Altar of Fire
This film records a 12 day ritual performed by Mambudiri Brahmins in Kerala, southwest India, in April 1975. This event was possibly the last performance of the Agnicayana, a Vedic ritual of sacrifice dating back 3,000 years and probably the…
Death, Rebirth, and Liberation in Hinduism
Episode 12 of Death, Dying, and the Afterlife
In Hinduism, death is part of a grander cycle of rebirth and suffering--with the ultimate goal of liberation (moksha). Here, ponder the concept of the Atman (one's immutable soul); meet the Hindu gods who personify death and, relatedly, time; and…
Eastern Mystics
In this groundbreaking documentary, well-known mystics from the Buddhist, Hindu, Advaita, and Taoist traditions discuss their own awakening experiences, the nature of mysticism, religious tolerance, love and compassion, spiritual practices, the many paths to truth, and world peace. Their comments…
4 videos
The Lover and The Beloved: A Journey into Tantra
A documentary feature film about one man's journey across northern India and his search for enlightenment. Rajive McMullen, a history teacher suffering from a debilitating illness, makes the painful journey into the heart of Tantra, searching for meaning in holy…
3 videos
Gandhi - The Road to Freedom
BBC
An in-depth look at the life of the 'Father of a Nation' The first definitive series on the life of Gandhi, examining his relationship with his wife, his controversial views on race and his role on the path to Indian…
Shaun Micallef’s Stairway To Heaven - Gods, Gurus and The Ganges
In his youth Shaun Micallef almost joined the priesthood. Now he wonders if he may have missed his one shot at the answers to life's big questions. Heading to India, a country where spirituality and the search for meaning is…
Loving Krishna
Loving Krishna is about the worship of Krishna and the meaning of devotion. It explores the rural and urban character of the town of Vishnapur in West Bengal by examining the royal past, everyday life, work in traditional arts and…
Breath Of The Gods - The Origins of Yoga
Modern yoga, that is, the form practiced daily by tens of millions of people around the world, goes back directly to the god Shiva according to Indian tradition. At the same time, however, modern yoga originated in the early 20th…
Teyyam: The Annual Visit of the God Vishnumurti
In Northern Kerala, Hindus revere numerous Gods through Teyyam rituals. Each Teyyam is dedicated to a specific God. In Teyyam worship a ritual specialist, a teyyam performer, takes the shape of the God and becomes transformed. The rituals are performed…
The Blazing Heart - Saint Amma Sri Karunamayi
The Blazing Heart is a portrait of a venerated Hindu saint, Amma Sri Karunamayi. Her name translates to Compassionate Mother. Along with her spiritual sanctity and love among thousands of followers, she has a global humanitarian mission to alleviate suffering,…
Sons of Shiva
Sons of Shiva is a sustained attempt to film a four-day ceremony concerned with the worship of Shiva. Devotees of the God Shiva are shown from the initial taking of the Sacred Thread through gradually intensifying action to a culmination…
Satyagraha Truth Force
Award winning Satyagraha Truth Force is a feature documentary that tells the story of a group of humble Indian saints who believe the sanctity of the holy Ganges River is being destroyed by corruption and a powerful mining lobby. They…
Take Me to The River
Take Me to the River immerses viewers in the Maha Kumbh Mela, a Hindu pilgrimage that takes place every 12 years and is arguably the largest gathering in human history. Bear witness to the chaos of preparation and the ecstasy…
Religions of the World - Oh My GOD Series
This series takes an inviting and insightful look at the spiritual teachings, customs and daily lives of families of different faiths. Experiencing a vast array of traditions and social activities it explores faith through the eyes of youth, their families…
18 videos