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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.


Chenrezig - The Mandala of Compassion

A film by Tim Knock and Kevin Redpath, The Buddhist Channel, Feb 24, 2014

Somerset, UK -- The film "Chenrezig - The Mandala of Compassion" made by Glastonbury filmmakers Tim Knock and Kevin Redpath, records the visit of eight Buddhist Monks from Tashi Lhunpho Monastery in Southern India to Glastonbury.


7 Pieces Of Evidence That Prove The Matrix Is Really About Buddhism

by Andrew Heaton, We Got This Covered, February 14, 2014

As an action/sci-fi flick, The Matrix is a total thrill-fest, combining badass Kung Fu fight scenes with the sole reason you wanted a black trench coat for a while. It was one of the most exciting films to come out in the 90's and introduced mind-bending ways of making movies.


Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Buddhist Education Committee Film Festival 2014

The Rafu Shimpo, Jan 30 2014

Los Angeles, CA (USA) -- The Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple presents the Buddhist Education Committee’s 2014 Film Festival on consecutive Sundays in February and March, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.


A Bodhisattva 'Man Of Steel'?

by Shen Shi'an, The Buddhist Channel, Dec 2, 2013

Singapore -- Like a skilful transcendental Bodhisattva whom, as instructed by the Buddha, does not reveal his identity - so as to better enter and blend into the worldly masses and protect relations, Superman functions almost anonymously despite his obvious helping of many and saving of lives. As his foster father explains, people are afraid of what they cannot understand.


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