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The Burning Monk - Devamitra tells the story of Thich Quang Duc

By Zac on Wed, 9 Feb, 2022 - 16:34

The Burning Monk - Devamitra tells the story of Thich Quang Duc

By Zac on Wed, 9 Feb, 2022 - 16:34

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...

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Buddhist Film Nights in Hastings

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 4 Mar, 2020 - 11:00

Buddhist Film Nights in Hastings

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 4 Mar, 2020 - 11:00

Chris McKenna is a mitra practicing with the Hastings sangha on the south coast of England. Five years ago, after discussion with friends, Chris approached the local independent cinema - The Electric Palace - about the possibility of showing regular screenings of films that would be of interest to the local Buddhist community.
 
Initially the cinema was reluctant and asked if he could guarantee that twenty five of the fifty seats would be filled. Obviously he couldn’t...