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Take Me Home Workshop & Screening with Frances Xu & David Hoffmeister
May 2日 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
One event on May 3日, 2020 at 10:00 am
Organized by: Foundation for the Awakening Mind
CRS invites you to the NYC premiere of the spiritual documentary “TAKE ME HOME” (2019, 79′ English) and weekend workshop with filmmaker Frances Xu, internationally renowned spiritual teacher David Hoffmeister, and several cast members. Produced and presented by the Foundation for the Awakening Mind, “Take Me Home” features the inner work of people who have devoted their lives to Awakening.
This 2-day workshop will be an intimate experience and will involve extended setup, possible experiential exercises, a screening of the documentary “Take Me Home,” in-depth Q&A sessions and discussions and will take place on May 2, 2020 from 10 am – 12 pm and 2 – 5 pm and on May 3, 2020 from 10 am – 12 pm and 2 – 4 pm.
The Awakening journey is one of exchanging darkness for light and accepting the Love that we are. The movie shows that when we lay down our masks and go toward each other with the intention of forgiveness, healing happens. “Take Me Home” is a testimony to a road less traveled—the road to freedom through trust, transparency and relationships. It provides a glimpse of how to live a loving and yet uncompromising life.
“We did an exercise before the movie and for me that cracked my heart open. That allowed me to participate in the film in a really important way.” ~ Carol
ABOUT DAVID HOFFMEISTER
Internationally renowned spiritual teacher David Hoffmeister is a modern-day mystic, author and a living demonstration of the non-dual path of A Course in Miracles. His gentle demeanor and articulate, non-compromising expression are a gift to all. He is known for his practical application of the non-dual teachings necessary to experience Peace and Oneness. His clarity about the function of forgiveness in spiritual awakening and his radical use of mindful movie-watching in the release of judgment is truly Enlightening! This is his first public appearance in NYC since presenting at the 2015 CMC A Course in Miracles Conference.
ABOUT FRANCES XU
Frances has devoted her life to the practical application of the teachings of A Course in Miracles. She has followed a deep calling, leaving behind worldly temptations and living a life of divine providence guided by the Holy Spirit. This way of life is a practice of letting go of the “I know” mind, and releasing the illusion of personal will and preferences. This movie has been made through the same practice. Without experience, script, or any plan, Frances directed the film with the inner guidance that was given to her step by step.
“Once you accept His plan as the one function that you would fulfill, there will be nothing else the Holy Spirit will not arrange for you without your effort. He will go before you making straight your path, and leaving in your way no stones to trip on, and no obstacles to bar your way. Nothing you need will be denied you. Not one seeming difficulty but will melt away before you reach it. You need take thought for nothing, careless of everything except the only purpose that you would fulfill.” – A Course in Miracles, T-20.IV.8:4
“TAKE ME HOME” SYNOPSIS
A group of volunteers gathers in a modern-day monastery to support and film a month-long retreat, the Tabula Rasa Mystery School.
This monastery has only two guidelines: no private thoughts and no people-pleasing. All who come are offered an opportunity to live by these guidelines and open up to authenticity and trust with each other.
The film crew arrives with the intention of filming the Mystery School. However, intense emotions quickly rise to the surface as the crew attempts to adopt an “intuitive” approach to filming and a new way of being together. In the meantime, the kitchen volunteers are going through the dismantling of egoic pride, jealousy, and identity. The cameras captured the intimate healing process of those involved.
“Take Me Home” takes you on a journey as its characters break free from repression and avoidance in the face of difficult emotions. It is a song, an experience of love, and a witness to the perfection of the plan for awakening. Every prayer is answered, every tear wiped, and every encounter destined.
ABOUT JEFFREY COSKER (Producer):
Jeffrey Cosker is a founding member of Shadow Films, an independent film company. Take Me Home will be his first production as part of the Foundation for the Awakening Mind.
ABOUT JASON WARWICK (Producer):
Jason Warwick is a film editor with a passion for movies about the awakening journey.
ABOUT ACÁCIO DE ALMEIDA (Cinematographer):
Acácio de Almeida has been the cinematographer for over 130 movies. He has worked with directors such as Manoel de Oliveira, Raul Ruiz, Alain Tanner, and many more, and has won multiple awards for best cinematography.
ABOUT SØREN LYNGSGAARD (Sound, Editor):
Søren Lyngsgaard is an independent filmmaker with roots in the Danish television industry, who has over 30 years of work experience as a video editor and producer.
TITLE SONG BY NEDA BOIN