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Lights in the Sky: Holy Lanka

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 February, 2018 - 16:12
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Here is a recent short film by Suryaprabha and the Lights in the Sky about a trip in Sri Lanka in 2017.  Lights in the Sky is a Triratna Buddhist project producing documentary films since 1992.

Suryaprabha writes:

My trip to Sri Lanka January 2017 was a chance for me to try shooting 4k with a Sony AX100 camera bought second hand just days before the flight from London. So an experiment. Edited, and even sound edited, on FCP X. Altogether a new and, um, interesting experience. More so than the holiday itself, perhaps, because I had no one to share the trip with, though I did enjoy a few days spent with Jinasena at his wonderful restaurant in the international traveller resort of Unawatuna.

The rock face Buddhas at Buduruvagala are unusual as they represent a Mahayana perspective. Though there’s no reference to it in the film the International Buddhist Museum in Kandy, a sort of nationalistic encyclopaedia, was quite interesting to wander around, but the temple of the tooth seemed best avoided by this traveller.

Visit the Lights in the Sky website to see more films, including old Triratna/FWBO footage.   +Follow the Lights in the Sky space on the The Buddhist Centre Online.

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Janaka's picture

Another beautiful film from Suryaprabha! Thanks, Janaka

Subhadassi's picture

Thanks very much Suryaprabha.

saradarshini's picture

Lovely, many thanks Saradarshini

Purna's picture

This is fabulous Suryaprabha. Makes me want to go there. Purna