Part One of the documentary project entitled "Living in the Pure Land."

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Living in the Pure Land

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"Living in the Pure Land" documents the experiences of a group of Vietnamese Pure Land Buddhists living in Southeast Virginia. For more information about the project, please visit our page on the website of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University:…


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"Living in the Pure Land" documents the experiences of a group of Vietnamese Pure Land Buddhists living in Southeast Virginia. For more information about the project, please visit our page on the website of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University:

pluralism.org/affiliates/emmanuel/

Part One, "The Monks of Pungo" (2012), looks at the controversy surrounding the monks' unsuccessful attempt to establish a temple in the rural Virginia community known as Pungo.

Camera & Editing: Steven Emmanuel
Original Score & Sound Mixing: Paul Casper
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Sound Mixing: Paul Casper

Video from the August 2008 Virginia Beach City Council meeting courtesy of VBTV.

"The Pungo Song" was performed by Walt and Betty Whitehurst.

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