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Movie Dharma: “Saving Mes Aynak” (online)
July 31, 2021 @ 3:45 am - 6:00 pm CDT
It’s the 5th Saturday — our special event week!
On July 31st, we will do a short sitting, and then watch a documentary film: “Saving Mes Aynak” together.
Saving Mes Aynak follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition. A Chinese state-owned mining company is closing in on the ancient site, eager to harvest $100 billion dollars worth of copper buried directly beneath the Buddhist archaeological ruins.
Only 10% of Mes Aynak has been excavated, and some believe future discoveries at the site have the potential to redefine the history of Afghanistan and the history of Buddhism itself. Qadir Temori and his fellow Afghan archaeologists face what seems an impossible battle against the Taliban, the mining company, and local politics to save their cultural heritage from complete erasure.
Saving Mes Aynak has won over 30 major awards and has been broadcast on television in over 70 countries. For more info about the film, check out the official website: http://www.savingmesaynak.com/EVENT SCHEDULE:
3:45 PM: Online session open for dial-in
4:00 PM: Slow Moving Meditation – to help settle our body & mind
~4:10 PM: Short Sitting Meditation
~4:30 PM: get your pop-corn ready…
4:40 PM: Movie: “Saving Mes Aynak”
~5:40 PM: Discussion + Current status of Mes Aynak
~6:00 PM: Adjourn
You may join any or all segments of the evening.
Beginners welcome. No cost to attend. Donations welcome. Your generosity will support the continual operations and growth of this group, including the cost of our monthly rent and Meetup subscription fees.
We also meet on other Saturdays with slightly different programs – see our event listing for details.