In June 2013, Devamitra toured several Triratna centres, including the LBC, giving talks in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the immolation in Saigon of Thich Quang Duc – better known as ‘the burning monk’. On hearing this story, Alex Estrella felt strongly that it needed to be told on film.
As the first step of a much bigger project, Alex recently filmed Devamitra in the LBC shrine room reflecting on Quang Duc’s life.
The film was posted on the LBC Youtube channel on Thursday evening and has already had a high number of hits. The film should be of interest to all Buddhists, not just those in Triratna.