Sacred Journey (03:04)
A monk will walk approximately 40,000 kilometers by the end of his 1,000 day journey. See footage of hospitals in Warsaw, Poland, Overijssel, Netherlands, St. Petersburg, Russia, (Credits)
A man sings the Muslim call to prayer to his newborn. A rabbi performs a bris. A priest baptizes a baby. The pope visits New York. A young girl learns to pray at a mosque. Boys are initiated as monks.
Initiation: Orphanage (05:20)
Boys pray five times a day and study the Qur'an. Hakim, a boy from the orphanage, reflects on bombings in Pakistan and a dream he had of god.
Initiation: Coming of Age (04:55)
Celebrations include a half sari ceremony in India, a bar mitzvah in Jerusalem, and a sunrise ceremony on the San Carlos Apache Reservation. In Seville, Marta participates in Easter Week celebrations; faith helps solve problems.
Initiation: Festivals and Ceremonies (06:55)
In India, Hindus celebrate Holi. Tanvi discusses being the first daughter, a boy in her building, and the Holika fire. See clips of wedding ceremonies in China, the Netherlands, Kenya, a Lebanon refugee camp, and the U.S.A.
Elad discusses his pilgrimage to Uman, Ukraine to ask god for a wife and faith. On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, 40,000 Jews visit Rabbi Nachman's grave site; they dance in happiness.
Practice: Family (04:29)
At a fertility shrine in Yamaguchi, Japan, Yuki and Takuji pray to conceive a child. In Israel, Yael discusses starting a family and raising children.
Practice: Death (07:18)
In Sierra Leone, Mohammed removes those who died of Ebola from their homes and buries them in graves. Abigail gathers mangoes; she has no religion. Abu teaches Christianity and prays with believers.
Practice: Incarceration (08:10)
In Peru, people perform the dance of the Virgin Carmen. At Angola Prison in the U.S., inmates discuss fighting, prison, and god. Inmates who become ministers earn privileges; George leads a service.
Practice: Ascetic Practices (05:10)
The monk has walked for 700 days; he recites sutras and engages in self-reflection. In the Philippines, Ruben reenacts Jesus' final walk; he is nailed to the cross.
In Nepal, Likhat reflects on the flow of time. In Canada, a group performs tai chi. In Pakistan, Bashira prepares for the Hajj. While on pilgrimage, she forgives the murderers of her husband and son.
Passage: Pilgrimage (04:34)
See clips of religious journeys in India, China, and Ethiopia. Kibret reflects on aging and visits the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.
Passage: Remembrance (10:31)
In the U.S., Carolyn receives treatment and reflects on the maturity of prayer. Visitors leave candles at a cemetery on All Saint's Day in Poland. In Madagascar, the Malagasy honor their ancestors during Famadihana.
Passage: Beginning and End (04:55)
At a waterfall in Haiti, Nadia prays to the Vierge Miracle for a third child. The monk enters seclusion near the end of his 1,000 day journey and will chant for nine days without food, sleep, or water. Nurses measure a baby.
Credits: Sacred (02:38)
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