Is the artistic impulse identical with the religious impulse? Are all expressions of pure mind art? Is all good art in essence “Buddhist”? . . . At a time when we are all so aware of violence, how blessed we are for the occasion to “unmake” the world and be liberated by art.
Zen priest and poet Norman Fischer suggests that we grow tired of the “madeness” of the world and that “art-making is an anti-making.”
Interview with Buddhist Film Society Founders Gaetano Maida and Steven Goodman: Projecting a New Reality
Gaetano Maida and Steven Goodman describe the early days of the International Buddhist Film Festival, and the potential for film—including commercial, secular productions—to be a “dharma door.”