Monday, July 21, 2008

Movie night at the Victoria Shambhala Center

Movie night at the Victoria Shambhala Center
Thursday July 24th ... Garbage Warrior.

What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you're renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of "Earthship Biotecture" by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. However, these experimental structures that defy state standards create conflict between Reynolds and the authorities, who are backed by big business. Frustrated by antiquated legislation, Reynolds lobbies for the right to create a sustainable living test site. While politicians hum and ha, Mother Nature strikes, leaving communities devastated by tsunamis and hurricanes. Reynolds and his crew seize the opportunity to lend their pioneering skills to those who need it most. Shot over three years and in four countries, Garbage Warrior is a timely portrait of a determined visionary, a hero of the 21st century.
Film starts at 7 pm,
By donation – proceeds to go to the Shambhala center
#1 - 2033 Belmont Avenue
Victoria, B.C. V8R 3Z7
(250) 383-9108
About Film for Thought
The truth of change or impermanence is central to the doctrine of Buddhism. At no other point in history has humanity endured such a period of dramatic change, touching all aspect of life. Rarely do we have an opportunity to pause amidst this whirlwind to reflect on our place in the cultural, political, social, and environmental transformation we find ourselves in. Film for Thought explores the theme of Buddhism and change in our modern world expressed through contemporary films and documentaries.
After the viewing there will be an opportunity to share thoughts and feels through a facilitated group discussion for those who are interested.
Volunteers and ideas needed
If you would like help out with Film for Thought movies or have relevant movie suggestions lease contact Silas at

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