Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Cities Where Americans Bike and Walk to Work [feedly]

The Cities Where Americans Bike and Walk to Work

A film for Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 1945 (7:45 p.m.)

This looks like a very powerful film, and will be shown in Salem on Memorial Day, not inappropriate given the struggles of many soldiers with PTSD. 

Alive Mind Cinema Series
Transformative Docs For A Changing World
Beginning in May, Salem Cinema, Kino Lorber & Gathr Films will present the ALIVE MIND CINEMA SERIES on the 4th Monday of every month! Each screening will be followed by a discussion led by local leaders in our community.


Directed by Phie Ambo. Not Rated. (80 mins.)
Monday, May 26th at 7:45PM

In 1992 Professor Richard Davidson, one of the world's leading neuroscientists, met the Dalai Lama, who encouraged him to apply the same rigorous methods he used to study depression and anxiety to the study of compassion and kindness, those qualities cultivated by Tibetan meditation practice. The results of Davidson's studies at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, are portrayed in Free the Mind as they are applied to treating PTSD in returning Iraqi vets and children with ADHD. The film poses two fundamental questions: What really is consciousness, and how does it manifest in the brain and body? And is it possible to physically change the brain solely through mental practices?