choose one movie and discuss how it relates to some of the major themes related to Buddhism raised in this class( Buddhism in India, Buddhist Dharma, Karma, Mahayana Buddhism; Bodhisattvas; Buddhism in China, Buddhism in Korea, Buddhism in Japan, Buddhism in Tibet and Modern Buddhism). Avoid using documentaries about Buddhism for this assignment. Those are too ‘on the nose’. Instead, I’d like you to demonstrate your creativity by noticing elements of Buddhism in ‘Hollywood’, or ‘Blockbuster’ movies. Be sure to support your thoughts with specific examples from both the movie as well as the Buddhist theme(s) you find it is related.
Remember, I do not want you to use Buddhist documentaries. The key to this is using creative analysis, demonstrating how you can recognize the Buddhist theme is popular movies. Some have asked it TV shows are ok. Yes, you can use TV shows, but to help you focus your analysis, I’d like you to limit this to one or two episodes rather than an entire season or series
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