The Invitation: Internet and Movie Resources


Inviting Mara to Tea
by Tara Brach, 55 min
Mara is the god of selfishness, greed, anger, fear, doubt and shame. Each time he appeared to Buddha, Buddha would invite him to Tea until both became transformed.

The Invitation – a poem
by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Oriah is first and foremost a story-teller, a lover of words and symbols and the stories that lift our spirits, open our hearts and offer us ways to see patterns and create meaning in our lives.


Field of Dreams (1982=9)
with Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, is invited to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come. A heartfelt story about family, its history and the promise of an invitation to take one deeper.

Babette’s Feast (1987)
with Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel
Oscar winner for best foreign film
Are beauty, love and creativity important in a human life? Are they more important than money? Babette, a refugee at a dusty old monastery, wins a lottery and invites members of the strict religious community to a feast which fills them with memories, beauty and food.


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