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THIS Buddhist Film Festival 2014brings 16 films from 11 countries

The Buddhist Channel, July 31, 2014

Three debut Asian directors to attend THIS 2014

Singapore -- THIS Buddhist Film Festival 2014 (THIS 2014)will be held from 20 to 27 September. Three film directors from across Asia will be in Singapore for the festival, which is in its third edition.


Short Film Competition with "stillness" as focus launches

The Buddhist Channel, July 21, 2014

Wellington, New Zealand -- A short film competition with ‘stillness’ as its focus launches at the Film Archive in Wellington, New Zealand, on 7 July 2014.


White Robes, Saffron Dreams: A Look at Gender Inequality in Thai Buddhism

by Hilary Cadigan, Chiang Mai City News, June 6, 2014

Chiang Mai, Thailand -- One of the most distinct illustrations of gender inequality in Thailand is found in its most entrenched institution: religion. In her fascinating new documentary, White Robes, Saffron Dreams, acclaimed filmmaker Teena Amrit Gill explores the discriminatory treatment of women within Thai Buddhism, a topic that has gone largely unexamined in the past.


Vesak Greetings around the World

The Buddhist Channel, May 13, 2014

How is Vesak greeted around parts of Asia? In this Vesak eve special, The Buddhist Channel highlights a selection of videos, showcasing how Buddhists in Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia and Sri Lanka greets this trice-auspicious day (the Buddha's birth, enlightenment and His great passing).



A Buddhist priest seeks enlightenment on the silver screen

by Arvin Temkar, Monterey County Weekly, February 27, 2014

Monterey County, CA (USA) -- Rev. Jay Shinseki says there are spiritual lessons to be learned everywhere – even in the murky bogs of Degobah. Shinseki, a Buddhist priest with more than 30 years experience, is teaching a class at the Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple that explores Buddhist themes in movies.


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