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Fouth edition of Wesak International Film Festival coming to Kuala Lumpur

The Buddhist Channel, June 15, 2015

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The Wesak International Film Festival (Wiff) is back with screenings to be held on June 20, 21, 17 and 28 at the Malaysia Tourism Centre in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.


"Hannah: Buddhism’s untold journey" premieres in New York City at the Rubin Museum May 6, 8 and 9

The Buddhist Channel, April 20, 2015

Audience choice award for best documentary at 17th annual Arpa International Film Festival

New York, USA -- Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey - the award-winning documentary by co-director/producers Marta György Kessler and Adam Penny which chronicles Hannah Nydahl’s story of bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West-makes its New York City debut at The Rubin Museum of Art on May 6, 8 and 9.


How ‘Birdman’ Spoke The Dharma

by Shen Shi'an, The Buddhist Channel, April 15, 2015

Singapore -- The script of ‘Birdman’ seems significantly influenced by Buddhist teachings, as we can see in the following three scenes…


‘Predestination’ Or Redestination?

by Shen Shi'an, The Buddhist Channel, April 8, 2015

Singapore -- The movie ‘Predestination’ plays heavily with the ‘predesination paradox’, which is also known as the causal or causality loop. This is a proposed curiosity of time travel, of how Event A can cause Event B (in the linear cause and effect sense), but because of time travel, Event B can cause Event A too (in the cyclical cause and effect sense). This suggests that time travellers are not really able to change the past, since history as we know it does not change, even if time travel is a reality. Then again, if it is possible, we would not know history had changed, since it would be written differently in the ‘first’ place, without another version or memory of it for us to compare with?


Inner Path Festival of Buddhism kicked off on November 21

World Religion News, Nov 24, 2014

The festival showcases various movies like Sun Beaten Path  and Kung Fu Nuns, art, philosophy, and a performance by Ani Choying Drolma.

New Delhi, India -- This year marks the third annual Inner Path Festival. The first was in 2012 from April 27 to May 1. This year’s event will be November 21 to November 24, with completely free entry. The festival features art exhibitions, dancing, films and philosophic discourse.


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