1. Stories from the West; DOC Show Reel 2014

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    Featuring excerpts from: "Unforgotten" by Carlito Ghioni (2009/72min/BWM Credit: Producer, Writer), a lyrical portrait of the life of an old Canadian Cowboy and his wife who resurrect the abandoned and forgotten, be it animals, people, or traditions of the past; "Gently Whispering the Circle Back" (2013/50min/BWM Credit: Producer, Director, Writer), an exploration of different pathways to "healing" within the Indigenous community, a people traumatized by the Residential School System of Canada; and "Brothers in the Buddha" (Coming 2014/BWM Credit: Producer, Director, Writer), an exploration of the life and discipline of a seventeen-year-old novice Buddhist monk who resides at the Truc Lam Vietnamese Buddhist Monastery in the heart of the City of Edmonton.

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    • International Women's Partnership for Peace and Justice

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      Building on freelance work we have done throughout Thailand and the region since 1997, our goal is to work systematically and strategically with grassroots groups over a sustained period of time, practicing a partnership culture that has spirituality as a core foundation of social activism. This is our effort to create alternatives to the hierarchical systems that dominate mainstream institutions and even progressive social movements. Currently, we working with women`s organizations, peace groups, NGOs and grassroots activists in Thailand, Burma, India, and Sri Lanka.

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      • Venerable Pannavati on Buddha the Revolutionary

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        interviewed May 26, 2013 in Hendersonville, North Carolina

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        • Fulbright Forum - March 8, 2013 - Andrew Arnold

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          Emerging Engaged Buddhism in South Korea Andrew Arnold will present on the recent emergence of “Engaged Buddhism” in Korea. In a creative research endeavor, Andrew will use the medium of film to portray his research on the movement here in Korea. Starting with the work of Vietnamese monk and peace activist Thích Nhất Hạnh, a new wave of Engaged Buddhism has inspired Buddhist monastics to take more socially and environmentally active roles in communities across Asia. Despite their long history of seclusion and remote religious practice in the mountains, Korean Buddhist monks and nuns have begun to follow this worldwide trend, reentering the political and social arena to stand up for the moral and ethical precepts of their religion. Due to its particularly strong institution in Korea, Korean Buddhism has become a focal point of Engaged Buddhism.
 At the forefront of this movement in Korea, three monastics have taken leadership in different aspects of society; Jiyul sunim, Dobeop sunim, and Pomnyun sunim. Each of these individuals approached their environmental and social activism differently, yet all three adhere to their traditional Buddhists beliefs, speaking to a new dynamic in the relationships between society, politics, and religion in Korea today. Andrew Arnold is recording his investigation through the creation of a documentary composed of various interviews and dialogues with various members and organizations within the Korean Buddhist community. Using this lens, Andrew examines the actions of these prominent individuals through their words and will share his understanding of their work.
 Biography: Andrew Wyatt Arnold received his BA degrees in International Affairs, and Japanese Language and Literature from the University of Georgia in 2011. During his undergraduate career, he began his studies of Korean language, culture and film under the tutelage of Dr. Hyangsoon Yi, whose acclaimed research in the study of Buddhist women monastics forged Andrew’s own interest in Korean Buddhism. Andrew’s studies on Korean politics and North and South reconciliation have also been greatly influenced under the direction of Dr. Han Park. For the past nine months he has been working on a documentary research project on engaged Buddhism in South Korea through the Fulbright program. Andrew plans to continue working as a new filmmaker who explores cross-cultural issues in both Asia and the West.

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          • Venerable Bhikku Bodhi on looking deeply

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            panel discussion filmed and edited by David Nelson

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            • Venerable Pannavati Bhikkhuni on "not knowing"

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              panel discussion filmed and edited by David Nelson

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              • Sulak Sivaraksa: The Structural Violence of the Global Economy

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                Sulak Sivaraksa is an activist and social critic and the author of more than a hundred books in Thai and English. In 1995 he was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize. This is Sulak's plenary talk at ISEC's Economics of Happiness conference, held in Berkeley, California, in March 2012. For more info about Sulak's work, go to: www.sulak-sivaraksa.org. For more about the Economics of Happiness conference or ISEC's work, go to: www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org

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                • מטרת האימון הבודהיסטי - חופש פעולה קשובה

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                  מטרת האימון הבודהיסטי - חופש פעולה קשובה; קטע מתוך סדרת מפגשי "שבילים רבים - דהרמה אחת" של "בודהיזם בישראל", 17.12.2010 אפשר לצפות בשיחה שלמה: https://vimeo.com/69413063 אפשר לקרוא את הטקסט של השיחה השלמה: http://www.betkeshev.org/home/talks/talks01 עוד אודות "בודהיזם בישראל": http://www.buddhism-israel.org עוד אודות בית קשב ומאיר זוהר: http://www.betkeshev.org

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                  • Healing Ecology: A Buddhist Perspective on the Eco-crisis, by David Loy

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                    In this lecture, Professor, Zen teacher, author David Loy explores the relevance that Buddhist teachings have to our understanding of the current ecological crisis. Can Buddhism help us understand more deeply the root causes of the crisis, can Buddhist teachings guide us toward more skillful action toward addressing it? For more information about David Loy, please visit davidloy.org Sponsored by the Center for Sacred Sciences and the Green Phoenix Institute. Recorded May 18, 2012, in Eugene, Oregon.

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                    • Dr. Ambedkar, Greatness, and the Dhamma Niyama

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                      Subhuti speaks to an assembly of hundreds of Buddhists gathers at the South Nagpur Centre on the eve of the 55th anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar's passing. Subhuti evokes the great man, his life and legacy, as well as exploring what greatness truly is and even, how it can arise. Dharmachari Amoghasiddi translates to Marathi.

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