Bhante Anandajoti: The Buddha makes Peace, not War

Buddha makes Peace, not War

An annotated video recording of a talk about the Buddhist ideal of peacemaking in times of war.

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Ruined Temples in Ayutthaya

Wat Phra Si Sanphet

History of the sacking of the former capital of Thailand, Ayutthaya, and photographs of the ruined temples that are still to be seen there.

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Nadja – Now I Am Become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds

J. Robert Oppenheimer

The bulk of this film is made up of recordings of the awful destructive power of the atomic bomb filmed at various times and places and set to the music of Nadja, a Canadian drone doom band.

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The Buddha goes to War

Audio

Although the story recorded here is not found in the Pāḷi Canon, nor to my knowledge, anywhere in the Canonical texts of the other schools, it has a certain verisimilitude that gives it some authenticity.

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Arundhati Roy’s Speech: Come September

Arundhati Roy

I include here a full transcript of Arundhati Roy’s speech, extracts of which provided the commentary to yesterday’s film. “The things I have to say are complicated, dangerous things in these dangerous times.”

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The Bombing of Hiroshima

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Today is the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima in Japan at the end of World War II. The first reporter on the scene was the Australian journalist Wilfred Burchett, wrote this moving report which was published one month after the event.

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