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POEM BY SANGHARAKSHITA

Tue, 3 Dec, 2013 - 21:37

POEM BY SANGHARAKSHITA

Tue, 3 Dec, 2013 - 21:37THOUGH THIS poem has been taken out of context, the ending of Time of Fire, I find it apt to reflect on the inferred death of Sangharakshita (long may it be postponed). As the film, part three of my history of Triratna, has several themes of conflict, I wanted to end on some sober reflection, and the author was kind enough to read his poem (or part of).
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The·Rain·Bow

Sun, 17 Nov, 2013 - 12:00

The·Rain·Bow

Sun, 17 Nov, 2013 - 12:00THIS LONG film, which can be downloaded from Vimeo*, explores the extent of Triratna Buddhism and tries to combine breadth with depth. I’m interested to know how it succeeds. As someone wrote:
From a community living in Australia to solitary retreat in New Zealand, from a train journey through Eastern Europe to a nursing home in Manchester, from a new Centre in Paris to someone’s personal myth in Finland. The film’s charm comes from its simple honesty: there is...
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Thunder, bats, preceptors

Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 17:36

Thunder, bats, preceptors

Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 17:36TWO MINUTES of typically elemental Guhyaloka, one of two Triratna retreat centres in Spain. I was there to help with maintenance and building. I had no proper camera ): - but I had a small Canon HF10 with a mic and an iPhone 4 (:

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History of the FWBO - Part One

Wed, 13 Nov, 2013 - 09:03

History of the FWBO - Part One

Wed, 13 Nov, 2013 - 09:03THIS IS a version of An Opening of the Heart with English subtitles burnt in for people for whom English is not their first language or are, like me, hard of hearing.

THE DVD versions come with Hindi, Spanish, Finnish and German subtitles included.

INCIDENTALLY there are French subtitles but only for the first half. If anyone would like to complete the task I’d be very pleased indeed.
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Adhisthana night & day tests

Thu, 7 Nov, 2013 - 00:10

Adhisthana night & day tests

Thu, 7 Nov, 2013 - 00:10I arrived much later than I expected for my first visit to Adhisthana. It was dark and a little wet. Just after 6 the next morning mist was covering the near distant Malvern hills but I didn’t get the camera out until after the puja. So many stars and the gusting wind made them flicker through the trees. The fast driven clouds the next morning caused the light to fluctuate, the trees and buildings sometimes bathed in light only to...
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The Himalayas, 1950s - links to Triratna tradition

Thu, 31 Oct, 2013 - 17:28

The Himalayas, 1950s - links to Triratna tradition

Thu, 31 Oct, 2013 - 17:28BACKGROUND is a 42 minute film I made with Ratnaketu in the style of a pilgrimage to the hermitages and monasteries of Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Sikkim assoiated with Urgyen Sangharakshita, the TBC’s founder, and his principal teachers, Tibetan, Indian and Chinese. A beautiful Himalayan peak, Khangchendzonga, overlooked a resurgence of Buddhism, rather ironically first in the ‘West’ and then the ‘East’.
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Urgyen Sangharakshita's vision for the world

Thu, 31 Oct, 2013 - 15:15

Urgyen Sangharakshita's vision for the world

Thu, 31 Oct, 2013 - 15:15TO SET THE scene, here is a quotation from a film made by Bob Mullan (The Enlightened Englishman, 1989)

Subsequent pages talk about the films I and my team have made about Triratna: its beginnings in the 1960s through to the new century.

I hope you will enjoy looking through this window as much as I have looking through the lens. Lights’ films have been remastered and filed over at LightsintheSky.org. Metta, Suryaprabha