The Fires That Burn| 47mins
Director: Hilary Pryor | Producer:
Focus Years: | Country: Canada
The Fires That Burn explores the extraordinary life and work of Sister Elaine MacInnes - professional musician, Roman Catholic nun, Zen master, and prison activist - and her unusual journey to understand God. Ever since her early years as a classical musician in the Calgary Symphony Orchestra, Sister Elaine redefined the spiritual experience. And from her harrowing days as a body shield and activist during civil war in the Philippines, to her present-day campaign to get meditation teachers into prisons across Canada, she has challenged the Establishment for the spiritual betterment of the underprivileged. Few hold a greater understanding of the interplay between the Western and Eastern spiritual experience, and none have done more to bring this knowledge to the West. Sister Elaine's activities have had a profound effect across the globe. Actor Jeremy Irons, a long-time supporter of her work, shares his personal experiences of this incredible woman.