What Is Enlightenment? goes Beyond Limits

WIE presents individuals who are breaking barriers of limitation, pushing the boundaries of endurance, and exploring the outer edges of human potential

Edward Artis
The Scariest Good Guy You’ll Ever Meet

Meet Sir Edward Artis, a rogue knight braving the world’s most dangerous war zones and natural disasters to deliver food, medicine, and supplies to those in desperate need.

Zoltan Torey
The World I Built from Darkness

Meet the amazing Zoltan Torey, a blind man who goes sightseeing, watches tennis on television, does his own roofing repairs—and may even have cracked the riddle of consciousness.

Big Wave Surfing
Tales from the “Unridden Realm”

Could extreme sports hold the key to higher consciousness? A surprising look at what some legends of big wave surfing report after riding the most terrifying waves in the world.

Mother Antonia
Sacrifice Is the Language of Love

Thirty years ago, Mother Antonia left behind her life as a mother of seven in Beverly Hills to care for thousands of inmates within the hellish confines of a Mexican prison—the place, she says, that “freed her.”

Tom Callos
The Ultimate Black Belt Test

At a time when the gospel of self-acceptance is leading to ever-lowering expectations, an audacious martial arts training program strives to replace mediocrity with mastery.

Peter Ragnar
If You’re Conscious, How Can You Die?

Whether it's breaking world records, talking with animals, or even cheating death, no task seems insurmountable to this modern-day Taoist wizard.

Fleet Maull
Between Bliss and Devastation

In a series of stark vignettes told against the backdrop of fourteen years as a federal prisoner, this close student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche captures both the pain of self-betrayal and the ecstasy of self-discovery.

Shawn Phillips
Igniting the Flame of Intensity

This master of spiritual bodybuilding describes his extraordinary experience of physical transformation as a path to higher consciousness.

The Reincarnation of Durga

Perhaps the truest story ever told of Phoolan Devi, India's Bandit Queen.

John McCarthy
Finding Freedom in Captivity

Held hostage for five years in Lebanon, John McCarthy shares how a spiritual experience and a rare friendship turned a hellish ordeal into a transformative odyssey.

27,000 Miles to Buddhahood

The Tendai monks of Mount Hiei take the ultramarathon to a whole new level.

Throwing Water at the Clouds:
The Mysterious Powers of Pilot Baba

Are miracles real? A modern-day Indian yogi makes a convincing case for the supernatural.

Ashrita Furman
“I am not the body; I am the soul”

Find out how the mild-mannered Ashrita Furman, holder of the world record for the most Guinness world records, is capable of accomplishing feats that most of us couldn't—or wouldn't—even imagine.

Father Arseny
Where Two or Three Are Gathered in My Name

Witness a modern miracle as Father Arseny, a Russian Orthodox priest imprisoned for over twenty years in Stalin's death camps, demonstrates the remarkable power of prayer.