Top students show these advanced Kung fu forms in the grounds of the beautiful Songyue Pagoda in Dengfeng, China. This film was made a few years ago, and many of these students are now teaching in Master Wu Nanfang’s Wugulun Academy.
This is a story of modern India – the huge changes that are taking place so rapidly, and the impact they have on ordinary people’s lives.
Bodhihanna is an 86 year old German woman who is a well known teacher of the Japanese martial art of Zen Archery. Between demonstrations she describes her childhood growing up during World War 2 in Hitler’s Germany.
Eknath practising push hands in Osho Teeth Park with his teacher Raj.
This video is about Maureen Vigille, a British couturière who was incensed when a well known Paris designer and an influential Italian fashion magazine painted white models black to represent African queens instead of using a black model.
American veterans of the war in Vietnam find resolution and healing by coming back to the place their country devastated, to help heal the legacy of the war.
Ramana’s Garden is a home for destitute children in Rishikesh, North India, many of whom have survived horrific abuse. But in this loving environment they have the chance to fulfil their potential.
A 15 year old girl is kidnapped and sold to a brothel in Nepal. An American woman who runs the orphanage where she lives manages to rescue her.
Guo Deping and his six siblings grew up in a cave and nearly starved to death during the Cultural Revolution in China.
Master Wu Nanfang teaches Wugulun Kung Fu, more internal than the acrobatic Shaolin form, and talks about the relationship between Kung Fu and Zen.
The Master practices some amazing forms perched precariously on a mountain crag, and also does some calligraphy, an art which uses the same skill and presence as Kung Fu itself.
Ramesh, a young man from a poor family in southern India, builds eco toilets for the villagers to improve their quality of life. But many Westerners come to this famous temple town to improve the quality of their lives by meditating.
Living with no toilet is hard and unhygienic – especially for women, and during the rainy season. Ramesh uses his skill and local knowledge to build eco toilets for the villagers. This is a selection of clips from Ramesh and the Quality of Life Project.