This August, we’re looking at how the unique struggles of our lives may be eased through mindfulness and strengthened spirituality. That’s why we’ll be watching the documentary My Year of Living Mindfully (2020), directed by and starring Australian journalist Shannon Harvey who’ll join host Bart Shatto for a conversation on the journey we witness her take. Then, we’ll see the On the Buddha’s Path short documentary, Finding Liberation in Trauma (2018) featuring Justin Von Bujdoss, who will also personally share his experience after the film. Anytime viewing access lasts from Aug 26 to Sept 25.
Overwhelmed by insomnia and an auto-immune disease, journalist, author, and filmmaker Shannon Harvey went on a quest to make a positive change in her life. She documented these explorations and trials in the book and film of the same name, My Year of Living Mindfully.
As a Buddhist Chaplain at the Rikers Island Correctional Facility, Justin Von Bujdoss believes that places of extreme suffering are often those places where we may find our greatest liberation. His work to help correctional officers and staff can be seen in Finding Liberation in Trauma, shot in NYC.
SHANNON HARVEY has worked as a television, radio, and online journalist. She is the founder of Elemental Media and has authored two books, including The Whole Health Life and My Year of Living Mindfully, the latter of which she turned into the documentary film you’ll see on Mindful Eye.
JUSTIN VON BUJDOSS, or Repa Dorje Odzer, is the Staff Chaplain and Executive Director of Chaplaincy & Staff Wellness within the New York City Department of Correction, providing spiritual support for its 13,000 employees. He is also a widely-respected Dharma teacher in the Tibetan Buddhism tradition.