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73 Spiritual Documentaries You Can Watch Online

21. Ayurveda: Art of Being

Ayurveda is a science of life and art of healing; where body, mind, and spirit are given equal importance.

This voyage of thousands of miles across India and abroad takes you on a unique poetic journey, where we encounter remarkable men of medicine or simply a villager who lives in harmony with nature.

22. The Zen Mind: The Nature of Zen

In the last fifty years, the culture of Zen has spread far beyond Japan. Zen centers and zen retreats have sprung up throughout America and Europe.  

When Dogen, the founder of Soto Zen, brought Zen to Japan from China 800 years ago, it quickly took root and became an integral part of Japanese life. Yet what do we know about the zen practice in Japan today? 

The Zen Mind is a fascinating journey across Japan to explore zen in its natural habitat.

23. Tuning In – Spirit Channelers In America

Tuning In is a truly unique spiritual documentary, the result of 10 years of inquiry into the phenomenon of spirit channeling by Los Angeles filmmaker, David Thomas.

Channeling is a practice dating back to antiquity wherein an individual, usually in a trance state, makes a psychic connection with a spirit being.

The channeler is then able to act as a dimensional go-between in bringing other humans in contact with the entity, as well as interpreting messages from the entity.

24. The Yogis of Tibet: A Film for Posterity

For the first time, the reclusive and secretive Tibetan monks agree to discuss aspects of their philosophy and allow themselves to be filmed while performing their ancient practices.

25. The Shift – Ambition to Meaning

In this compelling film, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer explores the spiritual journey from ambition to meaning.

26. The Choice is Ours

Three-part documentary series explores the determinants of behavior to dispel the myth of “human nature” demonstrating that the environment shapes behavior.

27. Krishnamurti – The Challenge of Change

28. The Light of the Golden Sun

More than 50 years ago, the Tibetan Bön Buddhist tradition was driven from its refuge deep within the Himalayas. This is the story of the long and difficult journey that followed.

Told through the lens of one Bön teacher born in exile—Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.

29. Destroyer of Illusion – The Secret World of a Tibetan Lama

Filmed on location in Nepal. Unprecedented access and intimate knowledge inform this richly detailed and beautifully filmed portrait of a secret Tibetan Buddhist ritual, the Mani Rimdu festival, and the remarkable spiritual teacher, Trulshik Rinpoche, who leads and preserves this centuries-old tradition.

30. Infinity: The Ultimate Trip

What happens after we pass from this world? Is there a life after this one? Or do we just disappear forever? These are the questions asked in this powerful and poignant feature documentary, Infinity: The Ultimate Trip. Many may be surprised by the answers.

31. COMING HOME – the cremation of Khandro Lhamo

Her late husband, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, was a distinguished Tibetan Buddhism teacher.

He has been reincarnated as the Yangsi or ‘newborn’. The young Yangsi is one of the leaders presiding over the cremation of Khandro Lhamo, who in his past life had been his wife.

32. Bon: Mustang to Menri

This film is about the challenges of Asonam’s journey as a young boy from Mustang to Menri and his return to Mustang as an educated Geshe determined to help his people by supporting the preservation of their cultural heritage and economic sustainability.

His story is interwoven with ancient Bon and life at Menri Monastery. With the blessings of HH Lungtok Tenpai Nyima, the 33rd Abbot of Menri Monastery, the producers made this film to communicate Bon’s unique place in Tibetan history.

33. On the Path of the Buddha: Buddhist Pilgrimage in North India

This educational video follows the path of Buddhist pilgrims from around the world.

34. Eurasia: Ghandhara The Renaissance Of Buddhism

35. The Boy Who Lived Before

Cameron, ever since he was just a toddler, talks about another family he used to live with, called the Robertsons. Cameron knows the names of his previous family, where they lived, and can even describe the house and the landscape of his previous home on the island of Barra, some 200 miles away.

But Cameron has never been there. Doctor Jim Tucker, of the University of Virginia, and Cameron’s mother travel to Barra with Cameron to find the house, exactly as Cameron described.

36. The Blue Buddha: Lost Secrets of Tibetan Medicine

37. Zen Buddhism – The Land of the Disappearing Buddha – Japan

38. The Long Search – Buddhism: Footprint of the Buddha

39. Mystic Tibet: An Outer, Inner and Secret Pilgrimage

40. Peter Russell – The Global Brain (1983)

Sunday 12th of January 2020

Feeling so blessed to find this link. Thank you for sharing!!


Tuesday 26th of November 2019

Thanks for sharing such wonderful collection of spiritual documentaries. It would definitely help to explore our spirituality.

Bhumika Gyanani

Wednesday 24th of April 2019

Thanks for sharing such wonderful collection of spiritual documentaries. It would definitely help to explore our spirituality.


Friday 22nd of March 2019

I'm surprised that What the Bleep do we Know? wasn't included in this list.