LINKS: "Now through the internet, we're close to each other" - Nilakanta Baba
 
KUMBH MELA AND HINDUISM

Hindu University of America

An important resource in the US for anyone with a serious interest in learning more about Hinduism.

Tribute to Hinduism
A wealth of information, history and insight, this is one of the most comprehensive, best researched sites on the web. Highly recommended.

Government of Uttar Pradesh
The northern Indian state of UP hosts two Kumbh Melas, at Allahabad and Haridwar, and many hundreds of other festivals.

Pilot Baba
Pilot Baba's Campaign for World Peace begins by creating inner peace and silence through the practice of samadhi.

Vatsalya Gram
Sadhvi Ritabharaji, who appears in our DVD, provides boundless maternal love for children at this orphanage in northern India.

Naga Babas
An article on Rediff.com, an Indian online magazine, about the naked ascetic sadhus of the Kumbh Mela.

Auroville
An remarkable international community near Pondicherry, southern India, where the guiding principles of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother can be found in daily life.

 
INSPIRATION & FRIENDS

Neti Neti Media
Experience the extraordinary teachings of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. Presented by acclaimed spiritual teacher Stephen Wolinksy. Produced by Maurizio Benazzo.

The Fallen
An award-winning feature film by Ari Taub set in wartime Italy, co-written and edited by Nick Day (who also makes at least two cameos!) Now on DVD.

What the Bleep Do We Know?!
Inspirational and controversial, this film has started people thinking in new ways about themselves and reality. Our thanks to filmmakers William Arntz, Betsy Chasse and Mark Vicente for their friendship and support.

New York City Spirit
An inspirational film project by Muriel Stockdale about the multitude of spiritual traditions that have found a home in the world's most diverse city.

Burning Man
Annual large-scale arts festival held in the Nevada desert. Possibly the closest event the West has to the Kumbh Mela!

Jasper Johal
Jasper appears in the film and is resident photographer for Yogi Times magazine in Los Angeles. Jasper is renowned for his stunning portraits of the human form.

Deva Premal and Miten
Devotional singer Deva Premal's extraordinary voice has to be experienced!

Krishna Das
Renowned chantmaster and kirtan singer.

Michael Franti
Stay human!

Hipcooks
Hipcooks Chef Monika has been obsessed with food her entire life. One of her south Asian cookery courses is named after our film.

 
SC2N CREATIVE PARTNERS

Dangerous Music
The NYC recording studios of Bob Muller, talented composer and master tabla player. Bob created and performed most of the extraordinary music for Short Cut to Nirvana.

Duke B
Acclaimed composer, musician and philosopher Duke Bozadjiev, who also contributed to SC2N.

FAB
Parisian groovemaster Fabrice Dupont, who remixed our incredible soundtrack CD.

Glue Editing and Design
Online editor and colorist Ken Sirulnick made Short Cut to Nirvana look absolutely stunning!

The Cottage
Highly talented sound mixer Tom Paul, whose credits include Short Cut Nirvana and Oscar-winner Born into Brothels.

 
IN THIS LIFETIME

HealthShare International
HSI supports the indigenous people of the Venezuelan rainforest. Maurizio Benazzo, Nick Day and Dyan Summers are on the Board of Directors.

Amnesty International
An organization that should be unnecessary in an enlightened world, currently indispensible.

International Campaign for Tibet
70 years after the brutal invasion of Tibet by the Chinese Communist Army, the Tibetan people still fight to regain their country using Gandhian principles of non-violence.

Vikramasila Foundation
Builds and runs schools for children of Tibetan refugees in India and Nepal under the auspices of Lama Pema Wangdak. Nick Day has supported this foundation for 10 years.

Project Ahimsa
Based in the Bay Area, Project Ahimsa is a global effort to empower youth through music.

Rubin Museum of Art
This unique museum located in New York has an extraordinary collection of Himalyan sacred images, sculptures, mandalas, thangkas and fine art. SC2N played in the Rubin's beautiful theatre for two months.

Body Temple
Body Temple is an evolving experience that fully synthesizes the healing and the performing arts.