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Teachings, Inspirations, Motivations

von John David

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Spiritual Films

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Pointless Joy

A film about living spirituality and spiritual teacher John David

1h 15min



The belief that our happiness depends on external circumstances is deeply rooted in our society. We are constantly looking for a new relationship, new holiday destinations, a better job … “Pointless Joy” shows a fascinating and real alternative: a life of happiness and contentment, free from external factors. The film tells the unusual life of spiritual teacher John David and the story of the Open Sky House community near Cologne. Almost unique in Europe, it is a powerful and fruitful place of self-realisation that deeply touches and transforms hundreds of people from many different countries. This documentary shows a forward-looking vision of how we can awaken and live together from the Self in stillness, love and creativity.

Spiritual Community Awaken Now

A film about living spiritually and spiritual teacher John David

1h 13 min

#Satsang #Awakening #SpiritualCommunity


The Open Sky House spiritual community combines satsang, meditation, art and creative projects to create a unique approach to spiritual awakening and self-empowerment. Led by spiritual teacher John David, the community is a pioneering example of how we can live together in stillness, love and creativity in our everyday lives. The loving energy field of the community supports all who wish to become more conscious and live in peace without pain and suffering.

Adventures in Consciousness

The life of spiritual teacher John David • Interview Spiritual Film

1h 53 min

#JohnDavid #SpiritualTeacher


John David is a spiritual teacher, author, film maker and painter. He is currently the spiritual director of the Open Sky House satsang and art community. It is a pioneering place for spiritual transformation that has been in existence for more than 15 years. The community is located near Cologne in Germany. The vibrant and creative energy of the community reflects its unusually multi-faceted approach. John David uses spiritual methods such as meditation, yoga, mantra and self-enquiry, but many of his teachings take place in simple everyday situations. He says: “There is no spiritual life. Only life itself. ” This story about his life journey reveals how John David was guided by divine intelligence.

European Spiritual Masters

Unique dialogues on the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi

1h 25 min



A wonderful film about the unique energy and expression of 14 European spiritual teachers. Some of them are well-known masters like Rupert Spira and Mooji, others are hidden gems. They all share their knowledge of traditional Indian teachings – especially those of Bhagwan Sri Ramana Maharshi – and combine them with insights from Western psychology. The result is a unique film, perfect for the modern Western spiritual seeker. The teachings are complemented by sensitively selected film footage and touching mantra music by Deva Premal and Miten. In the film: Mooji, Deva Premal & Miten, John David, Rupert Spira, Karl Renz, Francis Lucille, Michael Barnett, Om C. Parkin, Padma & Torsten, Dolano, Tony Parsons, Christopher Titmuss.

Blueprints of Awakening

Unique dialogues on the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi

1h 33 min

#JohnDavid #SpiritualTeacher


16 Indian spiritual masters, many of them well-known such as Ramesh Balsekar and Swami Dayananda, answer questions based on the teachings of Indian saint Sri Ramana Maharshi. The teachers discuss important topics that we encounter on the spiritual journey, such as enlightenment, self-inquiry, the nature of mind, guru and devotion. The range of the masters is very wide and their contributions are enriching, revealing great spiritual clarity in simple words and inviting us to experience satsang with them. The interviewer John David, himself a realised teacher, is deeply familiar with the subject of awakening. He has been accompanying seekers on their spiritual path for many years.


Metamorphosis of an awakening

56 min

#JohnDavid #SpiritualTeacher


In this film we will explore the growing trend of people experiencing a spiritual awakening seemingly out of the blue.

Lakshmi, a resident of the Open Sky House spiritual community led by John David, experienced a profound spiritual awakening while composing an email in the community office. The film captures the energetic event itself and the conversations about Lakshmi’s moment and the subsequent changes in her life resulting from this sudden shift.

Arunachala Shiva

Sri Ramana Maharshi’s life and teachings

1h 12 min


“Your own self-realisation is the greatest service you can offer to the world.”
– Sri Ramana Maharshi


Arunachala Shiva paints a very personal picture of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, one of India’s most famous sages of the 20th century. The film shows the most important aspects of Sri Ramana’s life and his teachings, in which he explains self-inquiry (Who am I?) as the most direct path to self-realisation. Fascinating original footage of Ramana and the holy mountain Arunachala as well as stories about his life take us behind the scenes to moments with his closest disciples. Modern and thought-provoking commentaries by three experts, David Godman, James Swartz and John David, offer new and unexpected insights into his teachings and challenge established ideas. A beautiful and profound tribute to the spiritual greatness of Sri Ramana.


Moments with Vijaya

57 min


Spiritually, it is a new birth.
Intellecutally, it is the acquiring of a new viewpoint.
The world appears as if dressed in a new garment.
-D.K Suzuki


This documentary details Vijaya’s spiritual awakening during a retreat with her teacher John David, featuring exclusive footage of her profound Satori experience. It explores a significant conversation between Vijaya and John David as she vividly explains how Satori manifested within her. Over five years, this film meticulously documents her personal evolution, presenting a lucid and straightforward narrative of her spiritual journey. It offers a rare glimpse into the powerful, unseen forces of spiritual transformation, providing viewers with an up-close look at this extraordinary energetic even.

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