What's On the DVD
The long-awaited RUDI movie is now available on DVD. Not only has the film been fully restored from a new film-to-tape digital transfer, but many new features and bonus materials have been added as well:
• Rudi Movie (newly restored) with commentary track
• Subtitles in English, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Hebrew, Russian, and Spanish
• Six new movies, including never-before-seen footage
• Three new Meditation Classes
• Seven new slideshows with Rudi lectures and commentaries
• Rarely seen Nityananda film & additional commentary
• New music composed especially for the DVD
• BONUS: Over seven hours of new mp3 audio tracks
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DVD IN DETAIL:
RUDI MOVIE: The film has been restored from the original camera rolls through a new 2006 film-to-tape transfer using the telecine services of ColorLab NYC, yielding a beautiful new version. Bruce Joel Rubin (who was one of the cameramen back then) provides a revealing commentary track that puts the film in historical and spiritual context, providing many insights.
SUBTITLES: It took almost a year, but six dedicated individuals (Rudi students or spiritual devotees) have created subtitles of the RUDI movie for the many international students.
RUDI: A MONTAGE
Rudi first began using his hands to energetically transmit healing energy during the weekend in Big Indian. This film shows Rudi working through the crowds on the ashram lawn, using his hands. Most of this footage has never been seen before, and includes Rudi speaking about the nature of spiritual work.
LIFE AT THE ASHRAM
Edited by feature-film editor Eric Pomert, this movie reveals what ashram life was like in the Catskill Mountains in the 70's, and how life transpired over that weekend. Rudi voiceover.
ON THE LAWN
Chanting was a big part of Muktananda's teaching, and there were many opportunities that weekend. During one of the chanting sessions Rudi sits with Muktananda on the lawn. This film intimately chronicles Rudi as he drinks in the energy of the moment for his own inner work. New music by Dan Claster.
TRIP TO THE RESERVOIR
At some point in the weekend everyone hops into their cars and go for a relaxing drive out to the local reservoir to catch the cool breezes coming off the water. New music by Dan Claster.
Barry Kaplan, a professional photographer, was invited by Rudi to take the many teaching pictures that many of us use to this day in our meditation practice. Narration by Bruce Joel Rubin; music by Patrick Carmichael.
While we acknowledge the passing of Rudi in the plane crash of February 21, 1973, to continue to mourn his loss is to miss the point of Rudi's work entirely. The best way to remember Rudi is to reinvigorate ourselves and continue our inner work aknew, remembering the many legacies he left. There are two versions of this film, one with narration by Stuart Perrin (one of the survivors of the plane crash), and another with narration by Bruce Joel Rubin. Music by Patrick Carmichael.
NYC MEDITATION CLASS
This film uses footage shot during a meditation class (no narration or voiceover) in the NYC ashram.
RUDI IN MEDITATION
This is rare B & W handheld footage of Rudi in meditation, probably shot sometime in the late 60's. Newly restored.
Here are some beautiful newly-restored images from Barry Kaplan, some never seen before, presented as a meditation class. You can order Rudi photos:
Using stills from footage shot in the classroom in the New York City ashram, Rudi gives a wonderful lecture about why it's important to continue your inner work during difficult times.
RUDI MOVIE STILLS 1
Using still images from the RUDI movie (including unseen images), Rudi gives another lecture on inner work.
RUDI MOVIE STILLS 2
This slideshow uses more still images from the RUDI movie (including unseen images) with a beautiful vocal and sitar music by Swami Kriyananda (recorded at Rudi's San Francisco ashram opening on a different occasion.)
Using stills from Rudi's early years, narrator Bruce Joel Rubin reveals Rudi's evolvement from young man to teacher-to-be.
TRIP TO INDIA
Rudi was both oriental art businessman and teacher, and often made trips to India to purchase art and visit Muktananda in Ganeshpuri. Bruce Joel Rubin narrates that story.
Rudi's antique store not only helped to financially support Rudi's many activities, it was also the place where many students-to-be met Rudi for the first time. Many archival images from the store and some unseen images as well; Bruce Joel Rubin narrates.
Back in the summer of 1978 many students gathered on the lawn below the shrine in Big Indian in tell their favorite Rudi stories, recording to a cassette recorder. This film features four funny stories over more Rudi images. The entire 1.5 hour recording of Rudi Stories is included as bonus audio tracks for your mp3 player or computer.
This is a very rare video of footage of Bhagavan Nityananda of Ganeshpuri, one of Rudi's important teachers. There are two audio tracks, the original, and a track of Rudi speaking about his meeting Nityananda.
This is is slideshow of classic Nityananda images with a soundtrack of a Nityananda Chant led by Swami Muktananda, recording during the weekend in Big Indian.
DVD-ROM BONUS CONTENT:
Insert the DVD into your computer to access these bonus audio mp3's for listening on your computer or iPod:
• 1.5 hours of Rudi Stories
• Unedited versions of the recordings used in the Rudi Movie
• The rarely-heard recording of the dedication of the San Francisco Ashram in 1971 where Rudi gave a 5-hour lecture