1. The Understanding Buddhist Death Project has used contemporary research to create resources for chaplains, teachers and students. The project is based in the Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol. To find out more please visit http://www.bristol.ac.uk/religion/buddhist-centre/projects/bdr

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  2. Ancestors and deceased relatives form an important part of religious life for Buddhists in Laos. The film focuses on two festivals Boun Khau Padap Din and Boun Khau Salak. During Boun Khau Padap Din food and offerings are provided by members of the lay community in order to feed spirits, ancestors and ghosts. During Boun Khau Salak food and offerings are placed into a basket. Lots are then drawn to see which monk will receive the food and transfer the merit to the deceased.

    'Caring for the Beyong' is a documentary created by the University of Bristol Buddhist Death Rituals Project and funded by the AHRC.

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  3. In the Fujian region of China there is a month dedicated to the deceased. During this ghost month Buddhist monasteries hold public recitation meetings in which the resulting merit is transferred to deceased relatives. The film provides an in depth analysis of the rituals involved.

    'The Spirits' Happy Days' is a documentary created by the University of Bristol Buddhist Death Rituals Project and funded by the AHRC.

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  4. For a number of years there has been a developing interest in Buddhist Chaplaincy. Practising Buddhists in the UK are developing their skills and giving their knowledge and time as volunteers to support to various institutions such as the NHS, Armed Forces and universities. This interview is with the Venerable Phramaha Bhatsakorn Piyobhaso of Buddhavihara Temple Aston (Birmingham).

    This film was created by the 'Understanding Buddhist Death Project' based at the University of Bristol.

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  5. Theravada Buddhist lay practice is based on the generation of merit (good karma) through alms giving (dana), morality (sila) and contemplation (bhavana). Nowhere is this making, sharing and giving of merit more tangible than at a funeral. The funeral featured in the film was a simple funeral at a rural temple. It shows many many elements of Buddhist practice, including alms giving and ordination.

    This short film was created by the University of Bristol Buddhist Death Rituals Project and funded by the AHRC.

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Buddhist Death Project at UoB

Buddhist Death Project at UoB

Based at the University of Bristol the Understanding Buddhist Death Project has used contemporary research to create resources for chaplains, teachers and students.

The rituals highlight Buddhist practice in South and Southeast Asia. The films found…


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Based at the University of Bristol the Understanding Buddhist Death Project has used contemporary research to create resources for chaplains, teachers and students.

The rituals highlight Buddhist practice in South and Southeast Asia. The films found here focus on a wide range of Buddhist practices, not just death rituals.

For resources and further information please visit http://bristol.ac.uk/religion/buddhist-centre/projects/bdr

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