"For some weeks, the film author Frieder Käsmann accompanies the two theravadan monks of Muttodaya Forest Monastery
in the german Frankenwald. He shows them in their daily chores, laundry, as well as in meditation, while shaving the head and while traditional celebrations of Buddhist festivals. The film author accompanies them at her charity walks through Frankish villages - and shows the open admission by the people in the Franconian Forest, without whose help and generosity they couldn't exist." Language: German.
"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as ‘concentration’, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps ‘unification’ is a better rendition, as samadhi means ‘to bring together’. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It’s a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience."