One of my favorite documentary filmmakers Daniel Schmidt has just released the final part of his highly anticipated documentary film Samadhi.
Schmidt’s film are known for his intertwining of the world’s ancient religious and philosophical traditions with stunning multi-dimensional sacred geometry patterns, dreamlike music and deep dives into the philosophy of meditation.
His first documentary film Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds is a classic and I highly recommend watching it before you watch Samadhi if you haven’t seen it yet.
Samadhi’s Extended Film Trailer:
The original 9-minute extended trailer for Samadhi Movie that was released a few years ago.
Samadhi Part 1: Maya, the Illusion of the Self
Watch the first instalment of this new documentary series exploring Samadhi.
Samadhi Part 2: It’s Not What You Think
Here’s the second instalment that came out in March 2018.
Samadhi Part 3: The Pathless Path
The third instalment of the Samadhi Movie was released in December 2021 and it explores nonduality and the awakening of consciousness from the illusions of materialism.
Daniel Schmidt’s Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds:
Daniel Schmidt is a Canadian filmmaker, musician and meditation teacher. His last film Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds was an Internet sensation and I highly recommend watching it online if you haven’t seen it.
I regularly hold documentary screenings for films on meditation and higher education in my home of Vancouver, British Columbia and I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to screen Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds last year at the Imperial Theatre (I will be doing a screening of Samadhi when the full documentary film is released).
I’m a huge believer in meditation because it has been the crucial practice that has helped me overcome ADHD and become a successful location independent entrepreneur.
Meditation has enabled me to become a highly effective self-directed learner and it has made it possible for me to organize my ideas and focus each day on turning them into reality (something that I struggled with until I mastered the routine of a daily meditation practice).
I highly recommend learning meditation as I strongly believe it is the one must-do daily practice to tame the restless “monkey mind” that always wants to be busy. It’s the best way I know of to reverse the continuous partial attention, lack of social connection and mindless consumerism that destroys what is beautiful in this world.
You can learn meditation from a local teacher, through an extended retreat at a donation-based Vipassana Centre, or through the Internet.