Beautiful short film on Western Zen Monk, Hyun Gak Sunim
Forgive me if this was posted already previously. "The Mirror of Zen" is a beautiful short film documenting a week in the life of Hyun Gak Sunim. I will allow the gorgeous footage to speak for itself.
A brief synopsis: The subject of this unusual film, Hyon Gak Sunim, allowed filmmakers to follow his daily living and teaching activities for a week as he met with students and organized his daily activities. Sunim is widely recognized as one of the most influential Zen monks in modern Korean Buddhist history, a graduate of Yale and Harvard who entered the monastic life in 1992 and has done over 20 years of intensive Zen training in the ancient Zen temples of Korea. His enlightenment was certified ("inka") in a public ceremony in 2001 by his teacher, the legendary Zen Master Seung Sahn (1927-2004).