In Pursuit of Silence

In Pursuit of Silence is a contemplative and informative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound, and the toll taken by the din of modern life. Beginning with an ode to John Cage’s groundbreaking composition 4’33”, the film sweeps us along on an immersive cinematic journey—from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto to Mumbai, the loudest city on the planet, during the wild festival season—and inspires us to experience silence and celebrate its power. The sights and sounds we encounter here work their way through our frantic minds into the quiet spaces of our hearts and help us reconnect to ourselves and return to what is most truly human. As author Pico Iyer says, “Retreating from the cacophony of the world is stepping toward everything that is essential, stepping toward the world and learning to love it again.”

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
Presenter Phone: 9147475555
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Sponsor Message

The Meditative Life is made possible by The Gail Wagner Shenkman Fund. This series is presented in partnership with the Garrison Institute and the Westchester Buddhist Center.