Gate, gate, paragate, parasamgate: gone, gone, gone to the other shore, svaha. I named my last film To the Other Shore after Buddha's great mantra: Gate, gate, paragate, parasamgate, bodhi svaha: Gone Gone to the other shore, gone together to the other shore. Oh awakening! The making of To The Other Shore was accepting death as part of life. In the various phases of making the film over ten years (1986-1996) there were many deaths: parents, parents in law and not least - the death of the script. To live as if there is no script - in a state of freedom - that is the challenge, as the great heart sutra suggests.
Here are details on where to purchase copies of the film and the Study Guide to To the Other Shore . Photo by Sandy Edwards