Sīvali Needs You

The Sīvali documentary is in production. The primary activity at the moment is recording interviews.  To date we have recorded a total of five interviews, three of these with Sīvali himself.

Now we would like to hear from you…

If you have a story you would be willing to share, on camera, about your experience with John “Sīvali” Mulligan let us know by completing this form.  Please read the entire form carefully before submitting your story.

We will be collecting stories for several weeks and then reviewing them separately from the submitter’s name.  We will then arrange a time for recording the submissions we wish to film for possible inclusion in the documentary.  Please note that neither submission of the form, nor filming of an interview guarantees inclusion in the final film.

Loan of an action camera needed…

We are also looking for the loan of a GoPro style action camera capable of true 4K video with a waterproof housing.  If you have one you can loan us or  you can help with the filming that day if you prefer to keep an eye on your equipment (date TBD), please fill out our contact form and let us know the brand and model of the camera, please also confirm you have a reliable waterproof housing for the camera.

Sīvali and Huey the temple dog check the mail at Bodhi House.

Sīvali Documentary in Production

Production is underway on the Sīvali documentary.

John Mulligan , ordained as Sīvali, is a Buddhist Upāsaka or “lay disciple” and currently resides in Adams County Pennsylvania.  He has been active in Buddhist Prison Ministry as well as the Director of Bodhi House, a post release housing facility for men reentering society after incarceration. He also actively supports the Buddhist and mindfulness meditation communities of South Central Pennsylvania as the founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Gettysburg.

This is just a small glimpse of the story of Sīvali.  There is much more…

We will soon be collecting your stories for possible inclusion in this documentary.

Sīvali sitting in the meditation room at Bodhi House during an interview.