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The Life of the Order

Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 - 10:09

The Life of the Order

Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 - 10:09

Lights in the Sky film commissioned to celebrate 50 years since the founding of the Triratna Buddhist Order in London, 7 April 1968. It’s a 45 minute compilation of the main themes of the four-part History of the FWBO series http://www.lightsinthesky.org/Lights_In_The_Sky_Films/triratna_history.html

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Holy Lanka

Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 21:21

Holy Lanka

Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 21:21

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 noone to share the trip with, though I did enjoy a few days spent with Jinasena at his wonderful restaurant in...

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Body and Soul trailer.

Fri, 5 Dec, 2014 - 16:46

Body and Soul trailer.

Fri, 5 Dec, 2014 - 16:46
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NOT CHOOSING

Sat, 28 Jun, 2014 - 12:48

NOT CHOOSING

Sat, 28 Jun, 2014 - 12:48HAPPENSTANCE, A HOLOGRAM, ‘choosing not choosing’ conveys something of the filmmaker’s starting point for making a documentary about the Triratna Buddhist Order. Leaving aside the unenviable task of selecting those most ‘worthy’ to represent a 2000 strong body, I chose not choosing 1 name out of every 92 on the Order’s chronological register of ordinations. 11 European, 9 Indian and 1 Australasian Order members who live in 6 countries was the result. This method allows me to have...
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RUPA QAWWALI

Sun, 1 Jun, 2014 - 23:43

RUPA QAWWALI

Sun, 1 Jun, 2014 - 23:43A GROUP RITUAL has more to do with play than performance.
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QAWWALI IN DAPOLI

Thu, 29 May, 2014 - 17:25

QAWWALI IN DAPOLI

Thu, 29 May, 2014 - 17:25THE FIRST of two pieces of qawwali music I filmed in Dapoli, Konkan, India at the BH hostel in 2006. Probably in a room after puja on an all ages retreat during a traditional Indian holiday. It is just as I filmed it. It could be a Sufi-Buddhist fusion though I don’t understand the words they are singing. However, the youthful, even intoxicated male energy comes over as clearly now as that time. By the way, virtually...
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BHANTE AT ADHISTHANA, THE MOVIE

Wed, 21 May, 2014 - 14:43

BHANTE AT ADHISTHANA, THE MOVIE

Wed, 21 May, 2014 - 14:43Really recommend you see the HD version - you’ll go via Vimeo as not paying for pro version at moment
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CREATING THE ORDER

Wed, 7 May, 2014 - 23:39

CREATING THE ORDER

Wed, 7 May, 2014 - 23:39SEVERAL TRIRATNA Buddhist Order members, 20 out of the 2000 spread across the world, will become a 20-limbed bodhisattva, will be a hologram, will be the essence of the Order. Work progresses on Excellent Community, the working title of the next film now three have been filmed. More work needs to be done on raising the funds to travel to Europe and India. Exciting times.
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A GLIMPSE OF ADHISTHANA IN HD IN FEBRUARY

Mon, 3 Feb, 2014 - 18:03

A GLIMPSE OF ADHISTHANA IN HD IN FEBRUARY

Mon, 3 Feb, 2014 - 18:03GLIMPSE of Adhisthana and two men on Order weekend - camera test when sun came out.
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THE BODY

Thu, 16 Jan, 2014 - 10:46

THE BODY

Thu, 16 Jan, 2014 - 10:46WE SHOT this spot of meditation teaching with Paramananda a couple of months back. The background is Chelsea Hospital, part of an ancient and beautiful miltary facility which is near my home.
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