Melbourne Buddhist Film Festival 2010 (Oct 13-17)

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Melbourne Buddhist Film Festival 2010 (Oct 13-17)

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:25 am

Greetings,

For anyone interested, and in the vicinity...

Melbourne Buddhist Film Festival 2010
Wed 13–Sun 17 October

Official Website
www.melbournebff.com

PDF Brochure
http://www.melbournebff.com/2763%20MBFF ... 010_LR.pdf

It looks like a decent opportunity for Melburnians to see David Grubin's documentary "The Buddha"

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Melbourne Buddhist Film Festival 2010 (Oct 13-17)

Postby Ben » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:14 am

Thanks for this Retro.
Times like these, one misses the big city - temporarily.
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Melbourne Buddhist Film Festival 2010 (Oct 13-17)

Postby Dan74 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:49 am

I went to the opening film last night. Anyone else went?

Well, it was, I guess, a shameless plug for Zen. Pretty well-made, I would say, but I am sure not to everyone's taste. It made some very good points about practice although I found Enlightenment Guaranteed (another one that will be shown) to have more charm and a lighter touch.

Anyone planning to turn up to any of them?

PS Following a comment, maybe I overstating it saying it was a "shameless plug for Zen". People who are not put off by Zen practice and approach may well enjoy it. There is also a fair bit about the relationships between two brothers and their partners in the film.
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Re: Melbourne Buddhist Film Festival 2010 (Oct 13-17)

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:58 am

Greetings Dan,

I would go to the one which is the follow-up of the one about the kids who grow up as monks... but only if I'd seen the first one... which I haven't.

:embarassed:

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


Dharma Wheel (Mahayana / Vajrayana forum) -- Open flower ~ Open book (blog)


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