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Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre
presents the 15th Annual
Waterloo Buddhist Film Festival
Saturday, November 3 2018, 4-9:30 p.m.
Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
122 Frederick St., Kitchener ON



Having out-lived and out-smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment. Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch’s directorial debut, Lucky, is at once a love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on mortality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection.

 “I didn't expect much more than indie-film quirk when I read the description of this film, but emotionally it destroyed me.”
- Matt Zoller Seitz

"No one who cares about movies and those rare actors who can elevate them into something unforgettable would dream of missing this scrappy, loving tribute to a virtuoso."

- Rolling Stone

Showtime: 5 p.m.
2017, 88 Min.

Director: John Carroll Lynch

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The Mindful Revolution

It sounds like the perfect antidote to our hectic lives: less stress, better concentration, increased productivity. No wonder mindfulness meditation has become an attractive addition to the boardroom agenda for global giants like Google and SAP. Backed up by science, corporate organizations are rapidly turning to mindfulness to help develop their business model.

The Mindful Revolution takes a critical look behind the façade of this global corporate phenomenon to reveal a series of burning ethical issues about the values of our economic system. Is mindfulness a way for businesses to simply boost their profits and productivity? Or does this revolution offer an opportunity to change the way our businesses operate, creating a more equal and fair society?


Showtime: 4 p.m.
2015, 59 Min.
Director: Samuel Stefan

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Becoming Who I Was

Padma Angdu’s world turns upside down when the monastery where he belongs expels him. Although he is recognized as a “Living Buddha” in Ladakh, the only thing that holds him together is the unfaltering love of his teacher.

High expectations from his community lead the young Rinpoche to rebellion as he enters into adolescence. After having waited years in vain for his disciples from Tibet, the soon-to-be teenage Rinpoche and his aging teacher embark on an epic journey towards Tibet, in search on an answer.

Showtime: 8 p.m.
2017, 95 Min.
Directors: Moon Chang-Yong & Jeon Jin

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Includes a Vegetarian Dinner
Catered by Cafe Pyrus

Served at 6:30 p.m.

Adult Tickets: $55 at the door.

 Student Tickets:  $40 at the door.
Very limited