The new Dune movie (based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 “Dune”) is an artistic masterpiece. It is the story about a messianic leader chosen by fate to change the universe. Those who are in power are a destructive force that needs to be stopped.
Paul Atreides (played by Timothée Chalamet), is a brilliant and naturally gifted young man who was born into a great destiny. He must travel to a dangerous planet to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces seek to exploit the natural resources of this planet, Paul Atreides bands together with a people who are connected to the natural life forces of this planet in order to fight back.
The 2021 film is only the first half of the novel. The second film is predicted to come out in 2023.
Denis Villeneuve is the director. He also directed Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival.
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Read by Thich Nath Hanh, chanted by brother Phap Niem.
The creators of this audio track were Gary Malkin, the composer/arranger, producer, and collaborator Michael Stillwater. The work came from a CD/book called Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying, and it could be purchased by going to wisdomoftheworld.com.
This post was made in honor of Thích Nhất Hạnh, who died this Saturday. He was a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, peace activist, prolific author, poet, teacher, and founder of the Plum Village Tradition, historically recognized as the main inspiration for engaged Buddhism. Known as the “father of mindfulness”, Nhất Hạnh was a major influence on Western practices of Buddhism.