Matthew Bortolin, the author of The Dharma of Star Wars, unpacks the Buddhist themes in the latest installment in the series, The Last Jedi.
Matthew Bortolin discusses how awakening plays a role in the newest Star Wars film, and how the Jedi have always been mindfulness masters.
Chris Milnes says says his work “consists of mashing up existing items to bring a new meaning. I’m equating Buddhism to ‘The Force’ in ‘Star Wars’ lore.”
"[Rinpoche] had these deep, deep wrinkles on his forehead; it was the model for Yoda in Star Wars," said Berzin in a talk.
A Buddhist scholar says George Lucas met this Tibetan Buddhist rinpoche and used him as the model for Yoda.
The trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has just been released (watch it here), and to celebrate, we’re sharing an excerpt from Matthew Bortolin’s book, The Dharma of Star Wars.