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Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Postby Thanavuddho » Sat May 14, 2011 12:17 pm

Available now in Thai, Finnish, Italian, Polish and English.

Multiple subtitle YouTube version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HahlMHboOMw


My brother, buddhist monk
http://vimeo.com/22091518
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaVzuy5gxcY

Santeri decides to become a monk in Thailand and to give up everything he has in Finland. His sister and the director of the documentary Anja Ahola, wants to understand her brother’s great decision to leave behind his possessions, friends and family and to become an ascetic Buddhist monk for the rest of his life.

Mój brat - Buddyjski mnich
http://vimeo.com/51390456
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2tdBhp6m9g

Santeri (26 lat) postanowił porzucić wszystko co miał w Finlandii i wyjechał do Tajlandii, aby zostać buddyjskim mnichem. Anja Ahola, jego siostra i reżyserka tego filmu dokumentalnego próbuje zrozumieć czym kierował się jej brat decydując się na zrezygnowanie ze wszystkich dóbr materialnych, a do tego z rodziny i przyjaciół, aby resztę życia spędzić jako ascetyczny mnich buddyjski.

น้องชายในผ้าเหลือง
http://vimeo.com/25269746

ซันเทอรี่ (อายุ 26 ปี) ตัดสินใจทิ้งทุกสิ่งทุกอย่่างในฟินแลนด์ เพื่อมาบวชเป็นพระที่ประเทศไทย และเพื่อที่จะทำความเข้าใจกับการตัดสินใจอันยิ่งใหญ่ที่จะสละทุกอย่างทางโลกไม่ว่าจะเป็นข้าวของเครื่องใช้ บ้าน เพื่อน และครอบครัว และเข้าสู่โลกทางธรรมในชีวิตที่เหลือ พี่สาวของซันเทอรี่จึงลงมือกำกับและถ่ายทำสารคดีชิ้นนี้ขึ้นมา

Veljeni Buddhalaismunkki
http://vimeo.com/21045982

Santeri (26) päättää lähteä munkiksi Thaimaahan ja luopua kaikesta mitä hänellä on koti-Suomessa. Hänen siskonsa, dokumentin ohjaaja Anja Ahola, haluaa ymmärtää pikkuveljensä suurta ratkaisua jättää koko omaisuus, ystävät ja perhe sekä ryhtyä askeettiseksi buddhalaismunkiksi loppuelämäkseen.

Mio fratello Monaco Buddhista
http://vimeo.com/m/40410844

Santeri (26 anni) decide di diventare monaco in Thailandia e di dar via tutto quello che ha in Finlandia. Sua sorella Anja Ahola, regista del documentario, vuole comprendere la grande decisione di suo fratello di lasciare i propri beni, gli amici e i familiari e diventare un monaco buddhista asceta per tutta la vita.

Directed by Anja Ahola
Production, Ima Filbma- ja Sátneduodji and Anja Ahola
Duration, 28´45
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Postby Ben » Sat May 14, 2011 12:59 pm

Thank you Santeri!
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Postby Thanavuddho » Mon May 16, 2011 6:30 am

We are going to have Thai subtitles for the film and I am very happy about that :anjali:

The final DVD has three language options, Finnish, English and Thai.

The film was broadcasted in Finnish TV1 and we are trying to get the film in TV channels outside Finland, that's why the restriction for private use only.
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Postby Alexei » Thu May 19, 2011 10:04 am

Thank you bhante! Inspiring film.

Your family is really great.
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Postby Ytrog » Fri May 20, 2011 11:50 pm

I just watched it. Very inspiring :anjali:

To be 26 and twice ordained already :o

I'm also 26, but I'm have never experienced anything like that. Must be very special. I hope that I can stay as a layperson for a week or so at a monastery in a while. I want to know what it is like. :)

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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat May 21, 2011 12:12 am

Anumodana Bhante! Very inspired! :anjali:
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Postby Thanavuddho » Sat May 21, 2011 1:10 am

Ytrog,

Ytrog wrote:To be 26 and twice ordained already :o


I have talked with Thai monks who are about the same age as you and I and they have been ordained as novices when they where only 12 years old and then after turning 20 as bhikkhus. They have all the 9 levels of Pali studies finished.
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Postby Ytrog » Sat May 21, 2011 11:40 am

I suppose in Thailand it is much more common. I meant that for someone from "the west", like you and me, it is quite unusual and extraordinary.

Btw, are you going to change your account name to your new name?
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Postby BlackBird » Sat May 21, 2011 12:37 pm

Thanks Bhante, looking forward to watching this.
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Postby nobody12345 » Sat May 21, 2011 6:40 pm

Thank you Bhante.
May you attain the ultimate goal of holy life.
May the body you wear be the very last one.
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Postby Thanavuddho » Sun May 22, 2011 1:07 am

Ytrog wrote:Btw, are you going to change your account name to your new name?


Ytrog,

Because I have ordained one time before I have a previous Pali name(Vicayo) that some people from WPN still use. Tan Ajahn Anan gave me a new Pali name(Thanavuddho) when I re-ordained. I used that name in the beginning but most people still called me Tan Santeri anyway.

Most monks in WMJ use their civil name instead of the Pali name. And I am fine with that and I think I will stick with Tan Santeri. Some people call me "Tan Shanti" or "Vich" or "Krooba San".

Then again in formal situation the name is Tan Santeri Thanavuddho Bhikkhu
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Postby Ytrog » Sun May 22, 2011 8:57 am

It makes sense to stay with your civil name then :)

Where did the "Krooba San" name come from? The others are clearly derivates of your formal names.
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Postby Thanavuddho » Sun May 22, 2011 10:35 am

Ytrog wrote:Where did the "Krooba San" name come from? The others are clearly derivates of your formal names.


Krooba or Khruubaa(ครูบา) is a common title for monks. "[noun] teacher, instructor, school master, school teacher"

"San" is a short from "Santeri".
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Postby Thanavuddho » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:40 am

Available now in Thai


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Directed by Anja Ahola
Production, Ima Filbma- ja Sátneduodji and Anja Ahola
Duration, 28´45
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Postby reflection » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:06 pm

I watched it. It was great! Really got me itchy again to ordain myself.

I hope you have a great time as a monk.


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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Postby PaulD » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:26 am

Great documentary :smile:
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Postby Ricky » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:26 pm

Thanks for sharing this experience, your sister has done a great job in capturing this in such an honest and open way, I really enjoyed watching it and it has strengthed my resolve to ordain
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Postby Moth » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:20 am

Just watched the film last night and really loved it. I am curious why you choose the monastery you did instead of returning to wat pah nanachat? The reason I ask is because I am interested in ordaining and am trying to decided where to go.
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Postby Thanavuddho » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:40 am

I currently don't have an regular access to the internet. If someone wants the link&password, you can ask my sister.

Hello Moth,

Moth wrote:Just watched the film last night and really loved it. I am curious why you choose the monastery you did instead of returning to wat pah nanachat? The reason I ask is because I am interested in ordaining and am trying to decided where to go.


Main reason is Tan Ajahn Anan who is the abbot of Wat Marp Jan. I had faith in him as a teacher. WPN and WMJ are both branch monasteries of Wat Non Pah Pong in the tradition of Luang Por Chah.
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Postby Thanavuddho » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:14 am

NOW IN FREE VIEWING

coming in 2014--->

part 2

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