Chameli Ardagh: Never Not Here| 1hr : 26mins
Director: Richard Miller | Producer: Richard Miller
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: United States
Thought sometimes has a "bad rap" in spiritual circles. Because it might be that thought is not anchored to anything existential. Chameli comes from a practice of feminine embodiment. She became very practical after seeing that seeking catches people into long periods of contemplating love, even to the exclusion of their own family. So contemplating love can prevent you from actually practicing love. You can focus on feelings, but without getting lost in the story about the feelings. Typical movies take us to far away places and make us feel as though we were there.Â Of course a talk show is a completely different experience.Â With so many videos in this festival, isn't it amazing that we are each immediately attracted to what has interest for us?Â Especially for those of us with a modest lifestyle without much travel or break from our routine.Â It definitely seems rewarding to relish beautiful cinematography, music and subject matter to enrich our normal lives.Â There is a value in that.Â These are all the things that are "Out There". In our series of talks, we are curious about what is the mechanism that forms our interest.Â Why does our attention take the focus that it does take and what choice, if any, do we have in the matter.Â We do not suggest that one should be substituted for the other, just to notice.Â This comprises what is "In Here."