1. Dhamma Dana (documentary)


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    Documentary - 30 minutes http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1486636/ Special Invitation: THIS Buddhist Film Festival, Singapore, Singapore. Best Domestic Documentary: Queens International Film Festival, New York City. Official Selection: Tel Aviv SPIRIT Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel. Official Selection: Wesak International Film Festival, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. In Myanmar (Burma), “The Golden Land,” monasteries and meditation centers speckle the tropical countryside. Isolated from the many distractions of modernity, it is home to one of the most ancient spiritual traditions in the world: Theravada Buddhism. In the Theravada tradition, which is followed by over ninety percent of the Burmese people, freedom is not pursued externally; rather the Theravada Buddhists devote themselves to finding freedom within themselves. The teachings of inner liberation are propagated by the Sangha, which is the community of ordained monks and nuns. In order to survive the monastics rely on Sangha Dana: gifts and offerings given by lay devotees. It is by the merit of Sangha Dana that the ordained monastics can continue to recompense Sangha Dana with Dhamma Dana: the sacred gift of the Buddha’s teachings. These teachings are said to have come directly from the Buddha himself, preserved by oral and written lineages for more than 2500 years. Dhamma Dana presents the gift of Dhamma with a serene rhythm, revealing how the Burmese Buddhists find inner freedom. Filmed entirely in Myanmar, the film documents a powerfully peaceful spiritual tradition that few experience first hand. ©2011 Lowpressurefilms

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    • Original IndieGoGo Campaign Trailer - “THE SECRET OF THE 5 POWERS


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      THE SECRET OF THE 5 POWERS - (Our first trailer, All New Teaser trailer completed) 3 Superheroes of Peace use the 5 Powers of Faith, Diligence, Mindfulness, Concentration and Insight to change the course of history and inspire millions around the world. Planting seeds of peace in the deep mud of war. The documentary weaves powerfully illustrated comic book animation with contemporary and historic footage that follows the lives of Alfred Hassler, an American anti-war hero, Vietnamese peace activist Sister Chan Khong and Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, whom Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. The film also reveals the story of the powerfully groundbreaking, yet mostly forgotten, 1958 Martin Luther King Jr "Montgomery Story" Comic Book.

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      • Thich Nhat Hanh - Christmas Eve Talk 2010 - Part 1


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        This talk, Part 1 of 2, was streamed live from Dharma Cloud Temple, Plum Village, on December the 24th, 2010 from 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM CET. Thay talks about Jesus as a refugee, about his own experience as a refugee from Vietnam, and about our collective experience as refugees who need to find their true home. Happy Holidays from the Plum Village Online Monastery team.

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        • Not Killing produces Peace ..


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          NOT KILLING PRODUCES PEACE .. Avoidance of all Killing of any Sentient Being is the most Basic Buddhist training rule #1 http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Never_Kill.htm http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Not_Killing.htm http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Optimal_Observance_I.htm

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          • Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on Translating the Words of the Buddha


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            Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on Translating the Words of the Buddha

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            • Dhamma Dana (trailer)


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              For public screening and DVD sales information visit http://www.lowpressurefilms.com Myanmar (Burma) is home to one of the most peaceful spiritual traditions in the world: Theravada Buddhism. In the Theravada tradition, which is followed by 90% of Burmese people, peace and freedom are not pursued externally. Instead the Theravada Buddhists find freedom within themselves. Originating from the Buddhas 2500 year-old teachings, the path to inner liberation is propagated by the Sangha: the community of ordained monks and nuns. Over 5% of Burmese people are members of the Sangha. In order to materially survive, the Sangha relies on Sangha Dana: the offerings given by lay devotees. It is by the merit of Sangha Dana that the order of monks and nuns can continue to recompense the generosity with Dhamma Dana: the sacred gift of the Buddhas teachings. Filmed entirely in Myanmar, Dhamma Dana delves deep into the Golden Lands monastic tradition and reveals how the Burmese Buddhists find inner freedom. The film presents the Dhamma with a serene rhythm; documenting a powerfully peaceful ancient tradition that few experience first hand. Dr Molini, a Burmese nun and avid social worker, provides the experience and guiding light to tell the story of how the Burmese preserve and propagate their unique tradition. In "Dhamma Dana", she illuminates the heartwarming effort of a people who transcend the influence of modern times in order to uphold the ancient tradition of Theravada Buddhism.

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              • Truth always Triumphs!


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                Truthful Honesty is the 7th Mental Perfection. Like the moon remains in its fixed orbit around the earth, even so should one stay and stick with the truth, thereby insisting on honesty. This guarantee induces trust, confidence and assured certainty in the mind, as well as in the society. You can play with your drama, but not with your karma.. http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Truth_Triumphs.htm http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Not_Deceiving.htm http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Speech.htm http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Optimal_Observance_IV.htm

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                • Stealing induces Poverty!


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                  Any Buddhist disciple should avoid taking anything from anywhere knowing it belongs to another. He should neither steal, nor swindle, nor incite others to steal or cheat. He should completely avoid all theft, deception and fraud. Sutta Nipata 2.397 The second Basic Buddhist Training-rule (precept) is avoiding taking what is not given. Avoidance of all stealing, cheating, fraud, theft, embezzlement and misappropriating of any kind of valuables from any individual or organization that pure and for all advantageous behaviour induces a safe harmony personally and also in any society. http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Not_Stealing.htm http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Back_to_Basics.htm http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Action.htm http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Hungry_Ghost_Rebirth.htm http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Optimal_Observance_II.htm

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                  • Buddha's Samsara


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                    Rigdzin Tingkhye of Pema Kharpo explains the meaning of Samsara.

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                    • Of Nuns and Spaces


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                      RANGOON COCOON (excerpt) There are about 450.000 permanent Buddhist monks and nuns in Burma. Nuns are called Tilashins : they actually wear rose robes but they do live according to the same rules than the monks, heads shaved. Typically, they wake up at 4.30 am, leave the monastery and start begging for food. 7 am : Silent Breakfast. Then: meditation, cleaning and washing. Then again : begging for food. 11 am : Silent Lunch. After 12 am : no one is allowed to eat any food of any sort. Afternoons are usually dedicated to reciting Sutras, teaching and learning Dharma. The day always ends after night meditation. In this unusual monastery nearby Mandalay, the community or the “Sangha” is made of 200 Tilashins who live together in a huge, empty, unfinished building. Under permanent construction, this strange entity - half building half being - conveys a poetic sense of impermanence. Grey Emptiness, Rose Mindfulness or vice versa? SYNOPSIS : Burma is a land of creation, innovation, inspiration. A cocoon where a thousand metamorphoses take place and a thousand butterflies take flight. Filmmaker Anne Murat and photographer Brice Richard captured a glimpse of that little known side of Burma. Through 66 interviews and portraits of social, intellectual, religious and artistic pioneers, they bring forth the image of a country not chained to the past, but soaring toward the future. VIDEO : Anne Murat PHOTO : Brice Richard WEBSITE : www.rangooncocoon.com GENRE : Documentary CAMERA : Sony HVR-A1 SOUND : Neumann KMR-81 IMAGE FORMAT : HDV LANGUAGES : Burmese, English, Spanish SUBTITILES : French, English SOUND : Stereo 2.0

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