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Sunday, 21 March 2010

There are four video streams displayed to the right, they are variously from:
Buddhist Videos and Archive; Featuring talks by Bhante Vimalaramsi, Venerable Bhante Vimalaramsi is the Abbott of the Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center in Annapolis, MO. He is building a Buddhist Forest Retreat Center, which will become the first "American Buddhist Forest Tradition" meditation center on U.S. soil.

Buddhist Films; Films on the subject of peace, as well as on the development of Buddhism and its art. Some films feature Rev. Gyomyo Nakamura, a great champion of peace. The films are made by art historian Benoy K Behl, there is a recent article on his work on the Buddhist Channel.

Dhammaloka; The Buddhist Society of Western Australia - Teachings of the Sangha of Bodhinyana Monastery in Perth Western Australia. They also feature talks given by associated Sangha and monasteries. During the annual, three-month 'Rains Retreat' they provide talks from other Buddhist traditions.

Dhammatube; Dhammatube is an attempt to collect video clips with Dhamma content in one place. Often the clips are about personal impressions, difficulties or inspirations of meditators with aspects of meditation, teachers or teaching systems. Some are stories or positions on teachings. In general the tone is quite informal, conversational and unedited.
Sravasti Abbey; Sravasti Abbey is a place where monastics and those preparing for ordination learn and practice the teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Its Founder and Abbess is Ven.Thubten Chodron.

Diamond Way Buddhism; Diamond Way Buddhism is rooted in the Karma Kagyu Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism under spiritual guidance is His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje, and directed by Lama Ole Nydahl. The majority of talks are in English but a few are in German.

empty mind films; Empty Mind Films is a leading independent film studio of Asian genre - China, Japan and India. Their documentaries have earned a reputation for realism and accuracy.

Hazy Moon; The Hazy Moon Zen Center is a training center directly descended from the late Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi Roshi, upholding the authentic lineage of living Zen Buddhism through committed personal practice.

Friday, 19 March 2010

The American Lama; Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars, one of the main interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, and a leading spokesperson for the emerging American Buddhism.

Buddhist Study Centre; The American Buddhist Study Centre runs a full schedule of Buddhist programs and events throughout the year. From lecturer series, workshops, book discussion groups to afternoon movie series. Besides these activities the Center also publishes the Natural Way newsletter, booklets and other publications including The Buddha's Wish for the World, an introduction to Pure Land Buddhism by Monshu Koshin Ohtani.
Robert Thurman; (Web site) lives to make the peaceful teachings of the Buddha interesting and meaningful to people from all over the world. Working at Columbia University, his intention is to enrich contemporary thought and practice through the profound and vast Buddhist philosophy and psychology.

Sean Hillman; (Web site) is a Buddhist scholar, practitioner and caregiver from Toronto, Ontario. He was a Buddhist monk from March 1994-May 2007 (ordained both novice and full by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in India, and given the ordination name Bhikshu Tenzin Shera.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Ven. Kusala Bhikshu; (Web site) (Thich Tam-Thien) is an American born Bhikshu (monk) ordained in the Zen Tradition of Vietnam. lives and works at the International Buddhist Meditation Center in the Korea town section of Los Angeles. He cares for the grounds with the Vice Abbot Ven. Shanti, and facilitates meditation, and discussion groups. He continues to give presentations at local high schools, colleges, and local churches on Buddhism and social action.

Bhante Kassapa Bhikkhu; (web site) is a Buddhist Monk in the Vietnamese Theravada Sangha and currently lives in Buu Mon Buddhist Temple in Port Arthur, Texas.

Aukana; Aukana Buddhist meditation retreat centre and monastery based in Wiltshire, UK established for those in search of a practical approach to the Buddha's teaching.

The teachings of Ven Lobsang Nyima, of Tashi Lhunpo Mahayana Buddhist Temple. He has studied with Ribur Rinpoche, Seramey Khensur Tharchin Rinpoche, Gyalrong Khensur Rinpoche,Geshe Thupten Rinchen, and Geshe Lobsang Chunzon.These teachings are meant to be beneficial to beings who are interested in the Mahayana Buddhadharma on the web. They are oral commentaries in the Gelug Tradition.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010


Videos of Joan Halifax Roshi talks, members, pilgrimages, and more to come.

"The Buddha", a two-hour documentary for PBS, premiers on PBS on April 7, 2010 at 8 PM EST (check local listing).

This documentary for PBS by award-winning film maker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, tells the story of the Buddha’s life, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion. It features the work of some of the world’s greatest artists and sculptors, who across two millennia, have depicted the Buddha’s life in art rich in beauty and complexity. Hear insights into the ancient narrative by contemporary Buddhists, including Pulitzer Prize winning poet W.S. Merwin and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Join the conversation and learn more about meditation, the history of Buddhism, and how to incorporate the Buddha’s teachings on compassion and mindfulness into daily life.