Spiritual Growth

Add inspiration to your life with Gaiam TV's films and documentaries. Through personal development, spirituality and self improvement, we offer the tools to help you manifest real life changes.

New & Noteworthy

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15 Reasons to Live (2013)
84 minutes
When documentarian Alan Zweig discovered Ray Robertson's non-fiction book – Why Not? Fifteen Reasons To Live – he felt a strong compulsion to make a film on the subject. Lucky for all of us, he did just that.
Not available in Canada
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Season 2, Episode 1
Joan Borysenko on Resilience in Times of Change (June 2012)Inspirations
Season 2, Episode 1
, 56 minutes
When faced with life's challenges, why do some people bounce back easily while others stay stuck? Joan Borysenko explains how you can master the important life skill called resilience.
Available worldwide
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4.95
Alive to Possibility (2015)
22 minutes
What happens when life doesn't go as planned? Alive to Possibility looks at the way we face problems in our lives, and how one's perception of a situation can change the situation itself.
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Episode 1
What Is Status Anxiety? (2003)Status Anxiety
Episode 1
, 50 minutes
Status anxiety is a worry about our standing in the world, whether we’re going up or down, whether we’re winners or losers.
Only available in Canada, United States

Pathways in Meditation

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Episode 1
My Path to Meditation: Noah’s Story (2015)Dharma Punx: Guided Meditations with Noah Levine
Episode 1
, 17 minutes
Noah Levine shares the story of his own path to meditation. He was angry and rebellious as a youth, abusing drugs and alcohol, and getting into all kinds of scrapes with the law. As he began to see a need for change, he was ...
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Episode 3
Meditation (1972)The Essential Lectures of Alan Watts
Episode 3
, 30 minutes
As Alan Watts explains, “A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts and loses touch with reality.” He covers basic mediation techniques, including listening without naming and mantras or sonic ...
Only available in Canada, United States
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Path of Freedom (2012)
10 minutes
In the harsh environment of a Rhode Island men's prison, a group of fifty inmates are transforming their lives through the practice of meditation.
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Season 1, Episode 19
This Is Your Brain on Meditation with Joe Dispenza (April 2013)Healing Matrix
Season 1, Episode 19
, 65 minutes
Can simple meditation practices help you re-wire your brain? Yes, explains Joe Dispenza, D.C., author of Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself.
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Be the Change

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Boredom (2012)
62 minutes
This entertaining romp blows the lid off the boredom conspiracy and reveals a culture that not only tolerates boredom but actually promotes it. Director Albert Nerenberg asks why the subject of boredom has been so religiously ...
Only available in Canada, United States
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Create Your Own Reality (2013)
5 minutes
We are able to achieve our biggest dreams, even in the smallest settings, as long as we do it with love in our hearts.
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4.5
Episode 6
Transforming Through Illness (2001)Eye of the Spirit: Soul Stories
Episode 6
, 24 minutes
Experience the inspiration of Omega Institute participants sharing their spiritual journeys from illness toward greater awareness and well-being.
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Episode 8
Zubin Damania: Detoxifying Health Care (2015)Success 3.0 Summit - Success Talks
Episode 8
, 23 minutes
Zubin Damania, MD, is an internist and founder of Turntable Health, an innovative healthcare startup that’s part of an ambitious urban revitalization movement spearheaded by Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh.
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featured titles in spirituality

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The Tiger and the Monk (2007)
50 minutes
About a 2-hour drive west of Bangkok is a Buddhist monastery of meditation. There, the monks take their ten tigers for a walk on a leash every day.
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Splendors of the Spirit: Swedenborg's Quest for Insight (2000)
59 minutes
Emmy Award-winning producer Penny Price portrays the fascinating life and thought of the Swedish Enlightenment scientist and spiritual visionary Emanuel Swedenborg.
Only available in Canada, United States
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Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action (2008)
98 minutes
Capturing the excitement of spiritual activism that is catalyzing the planet, Fierce Light illuminates the connection between spirituality and social change. Luminaries such as Alice Walker, John Lewis and Noah Levine tell us ...
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Episode 6
Robert Thurman (2000)INNERVIEWS
Episode 6
, 48 minutes
Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman talks about Buddhism, its philosophy and plight of the Tibetan people.
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The Tibetan Book of the Dead – Part 1: The Way of Life (1994)
48 minutes
Death is real, it comes without warning and it cannot be escaped. Part 1: A Way of Life reveals the history of The Tibetan Book of the Dead and examines its traditional use in northern India, as well as its acceptance in ...
Only available in United States
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Soferet: A Special Scribe (2005)
54 minutes
Scribing a Torah scroll is a tradition that is thousands of years old and is now being challenged by a young woman. Aviel Barclay is a Vancouver artist and calligrapher who feels scribing a Torah scroll is her destiny.
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Episode 65
Essential Sufism (James Fadiman) (2001)Thinking Allowed
Episode 65
, 23 minutes
James Fadiman discusses the Sufi mystical tradition with host Jeffrey Mishlove. They talk about essential Sufism, its historical roots and its guiding principles.
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Episode 11
Spirit Women: Thailand (2009)Twist of Faith
Episode 11
, 22 minutes
This episode visits the hill tribes of northern Thailand, near the border of Myanmar. That’s where the Akha live, and among the Akha there are spirit women.
Only available in Canada, United States

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