Fearless Mountain Documentary Film

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Fearless Mountain Documentary Film

Postby Sokehi » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:32 pm

I've just found a trailer about the Film "Fearless Mountain" - the Abhayagiri Monastery in California. I've searched for available resources to watch this film online, download it legally or buy it, but - at least here in germany - I can't get my virtual hands on this apparently well shot documentary. Either Amazon or Itunes don't offer it over here. Any suggestions? If one would be able to send me a DVD I'd happily pay for any costs that will arise out of this. :anjali:

http://youtu.be/0ByGZ-W1NGw
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Re: Fearless Mountain Documentary Film

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:08 pm

There's a talk by Ajahn Amaro of the same title Fearless Mountain on their web site, but I expect you already found that.
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Re: Fearless Mountain Documentary Film

Postby Sokehi » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:57 pm

very well, bhante, that is an interesting talk with regards to the film. But still I'd like to watch it :)

especially since I'm planning to go forth it would be wonderful to show this documantery to my family, if anyone could help that would be wonderful! :anjali:
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Re: Fearless Mountain Documentary Film

Postby culaavuso » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:08 pm

Have you tried contacting the monastery to ask about the film? If it's about Abhayagiri it seems possible that someone there could help you find a way to see the film.
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Re: Fearless Mountain Documentary Film

Postby Sokehi » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:11 pm

culaavuso wrote:Have you tried contacting the monastery to ask about the film? If it's about Abhayagiri it seems possible that someone there could help you find a way to see the film.


How could I not think about this! I'll try this, anumodana culaavuso! :)
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Re: Fearless Mountain Documentary Film

Postby SamBodhi » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:53 pm

Sokehi wrote:
culaavuso wrote:Have you tried contacting the monastery to ask about the film? If it's about Abhayagiri it seems possible that someone there could help you find a way to see the film.


How could I not think about this! I'll try this, anumodana culaavuso! :)

Please let me know if they lead you somewhere to watch the film online.
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Re: Fearless Mountain Documentary Film

Postby Sokehi » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:55 pm

I surely will share any knowledge about it! :)
I wrote an email to the filmmakers. I've refrained from writing the monastery yet since there are still within the winter retreat but after this I will if nothing else came up.
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Re: Fearless Mountain Documentary Film

Postby Monkey Mind » Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:00 am

Or maybe contact the film's creators?
http://www.fearlessmountainfilmllc.com/About_FMF.html
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Re: Fearless Mountain Documentary Film

Postby Mkoll » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:54 am

Sokehi wrote:I surely will share any knowledge about it! :)
I wrote an email to the filmmakers. I've refrained from writing the monastery yet since there are still within the winter retreat but after this I will if nothing else came up.

I've talked to one of the monks' caretakers via email during their winter retreat. I don't think they'd mind if you send them an e-mail and it won't hurt to try. They've always been good about responding to e-mails in my experience.
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Re: Fearless Mountain Documentary Film

Postby Sokehi » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:43 am

On their contacts page it says as follows:

"The Abhayagiri Community is currently on its winter retreat from January 1st until April 1st, 2014. During this time the contact form below will be inactive and we will not be responding to any emails sent through it. "

I'm really hesistant and so I might use this as an opportunity to watch this greed and develop equanimity ^^
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If they take what's yours, tell yourself that you're making it a gift.
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Re: Fearless Mountain Documentary Film

Postby samseva » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:18 am

The Fearless Mountain documentary is available to watch online (though only for the US and Canada) at http://www.gaiamtv.com/video/fearless-mountain. It costs $9.95/month, but there still seems to be the free trial. You have access to all the movies, just don't forget to cancel the subscription, since you will probably be billed automatically.

The Vesākha Pūjā Dhamma talk by Ajahn Sumedho is also good.
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Re: Fearless Mountain Documentary Film

Postby Sokehi » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:53 am

a rather lengthy excerpt appeared recently on youtube (15 min.)
http://youtu.be/ogtK5_WRUsE

on a side note I contacted the Abhayagiri Sangha on that matter since nothing seems to work here in europe. They have some copies of that film and thankfully they will send me a copy. So if you "suffer" under the same restrections you might want to ask the Sangha if they will send you one too :anjali:
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If they take what's yours, tell yourself that you're making it a gift.
Otherwise there will be no end to the animosity. - Ajahn Fuang Jotiko

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Re: Fearless Mountain Documentary Film

Postby Sokehi » Tue May 20, 2014 2:52 pm

I just received my copy of this fine film via the monastery. It's a great, inspiring documentary about the monastery, the community (lay and monastic), discipline (alms rounds, patimokkha recitation etc.). Featured Ajahns being interviewed: Luang Por Sumedho, Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Amaro. :anjali:
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