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TRIRATNA HISTORY FILMS—all in Finnish

Sun, 14 Sep, 2014 - 23:40

TRIRATNA HISTORY FILMS—all in Finnish

Sun, 14 Sep, 2014 - 23:40
Messages from Sarvamitra in Tempere…1 Friday Hello Suryaprabha, Erkki Ranta has translated the subtitles for FWBO/Triratna history films 2, 3 and 4, and we are going to watch them together this Sunday in Tampere…
2 Sunday This was most of us on Sunday, with some people coming and going during the day. Starting at 12,...
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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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SANGHARAKSHITA AT ADHISTHANA

Tue, 20 May, 2014 - 13:51

SANGHARAKSHITA AT ADHISTHANA

Tue, 20 May, 2014 - 13:51
HEREFORDSHIRE WEATHER for the week of Buddha Day 2014 celebrations grew more sublime each passing day of the Eros & Beauty retreat at Adhisthana. Despite his poor health Urgyen Sangharakshita managed to get out in the sun.
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Filming Assheton Gorton

Thu, 8 May, 2014 - 00:07

Filming Assheton Gorton

Thu, 8 May, 2014 - 00:07
Alexey Moskvin and I had the pleasure of filming an in-depth interview with the legendary Assheton Gorton, production designer of Antonioni’s Blow Up, Ridley Scott’s Legend and Richard Lester’s The Bed-Sitting Room.
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I have just learned of Asshton’s passing. I had a brief friendship and deep respect for him when I was the location manager for THE FRENCH LIEUTENEANT’S WOMAN ijn 1980. I moved away from the UK shortly after and now reside in Bwerlin and France.

I would be very interested to view the filmed interview with him, and also to learn of his connection to the Buddhit Centre. I moved to France to take part in a Buddhist community in South West France 16 years ago.

Many Greetings

Barry Beckett

www.barrybeckettphotography.com

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Hi Barry, thanks for your interest. I met Assheton just the once to film an interview on behalf, not of ‘the Buddhists’, but of my union BECTU’s history archive. This is the tool to find it https://www.bectu.org.uk/advice-resources/history-project/search?keywords=assheton+gorton&dated=&craft=&work_area=&gender=&x=0&y=0 though unfortunately it turns up zero which, I discover, is to do with the site being in the process of upgrading. They tell me it is there somewhere. Best wishes, Suryaprabha

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Hi Barry

I’ve just been informed that Assheton’s interview is now online https://historyproject.org.uk/content/0650

All the best

Suryaprabha

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Portrait by Ashvajit

Wed, 7 May, 2014 - 23:52

Portrait by Ashvajit

Wed, 7 May, 2014 - 23:52
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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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EXCELLENT COMMUNITY (working title)

Fri, 21 Mar, 2014 - 17:20

EXCELLENT COMMUNITY (working title)

Fri, 21 Mar, 2014 - 17:20Can 20 people, just 1% of the 2000-strong Triratna Order, represent it in a meaningful way?
That is the task that’s been set them in this new film. One out of every hundred people has been chosen, using records of their ordination dates, and invited to talk or take part in some way. Their experiences in terms of location, culture, gender and language may be very different but they share many experiences that go to create the Order, its aspirations...
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