‘Suryaprabha’s subtle visual means of conveying his message is an important contribution to the arts in [Triratna].’
Friendship is the lifeblood of our movement and Sangharakshita’s example is its source. But there is no real record of his friendships, and as time passes chances to create it diminish. What is needed is a film about Bhante and friendship.
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Lights in the Sky have just released a new film celebrating 50 years of the Triratna Buddhist Order, which was founded in London on the 7 April 1968. ‘The Life of the Order’ contains archive footage and interviews with Order Members and gives a rounded picture of the era out of which the Order emerged.
The film is a 45 minute compilation of the main themes of the four-part History of the FWBO series.
Here is a recent short film by Suryaprabha and the Lights in the Sky about a trip in Sri Lanka in 2017. Lights in the Sky is a Triratna Buddhist project producing documentary films since 1992.
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.