An edited video of a conversation I had with the NZ monk Bhante Guttasīla detailing his recollections of Ven Ñāṇavimala.
Traditional Lao-Isaan songs telling the Life of the Buddha
A wonderful collection of videos featuring Angkhanang Khunchai singing traditional Loa-Isaan songs outlining the Life of the Buddha.
Bhante Anandajoti: 1. The Early Life of the Buddha
A video made around a talk given about the period from the Bodhisatta’s renunciation, up to the Awakening, and the first year thereafter.
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar: The Untold Truth
An epic film about the life of the great Indian social reformer Dr. Babsaheeb Ambedkar.
The Teachings of Pra Acharn Tippakorn Sukhito
Three videos by Jörg Dittmar made over a period of about a decade based on the teachings of Pra Acharn Tippakorn Sukhito
Sita Sings the Blues
A modern retelling of the Ramayana story by Nina Paley featuring the music of the 20s blues singer Annette Hanshaw.
Siddhartha – A Musical Journey to Enlightenment
Extracts from a musical produced by the vibrant Fo Shang Guan community in the Philippines tracing the Life of Siddhartha until his Awakening and his return to his home town – a special for Vesak.
Somawati Stupa Vandana led by Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero
Recollections of an impressive event in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka in 2004, and a video of a similar occasion from 2009.
Video of Murals in Viharn Lai Kham, Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai
Video of murals inside Viharn Lai Kham, which date from the mid-19th century and illustrate two non-Canonical Jataka Stories, using pan and zoom techniques to animate the photographs.
Buddha With A Thousand Hands (2008)
Video of the China Disabled Peoples Performance Art Troupe, with their lead dancer, Tai Lihua, performing the famous Buddha with a Thousand Hands dance, recorded for German TV in 2008.
Ajahn Suthep Teaching Qi Gong
Ajahn Suthep demonstrating his afternoon Qi Gong workout at Vivekavana in June, 2011.
Nadja – Now I Am Become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds
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.
Virginia Peck’s Buddha Head Paintings
Here are some wonderful paintings by Virginia Peck of Buddha Heads. I am always happy to see artists reimagine the forms of the past, which shows that they are still alive and living in someone’s imagination.
The Great Compassion Mantra Of Avalokitesvara
This is a wonderful rendition of the third Great Compassion Mantra as found in the Chinese tradition with some beautiful images uploaded with the victims of the Japanese Tsunami in mind.
Gobi by Boerte (Mongolian Music Video)
Imagine a full-scale music video of traditional Mongolian folk artists, beautifully photographed and edited, and that is somewhere near what we have here.
Ajahn Brahm: Transcending Disasters
Ajahn Brahm points out that it is not kamma which causes natural disasters, and what is important in such situations is our own kamma (actions) when faced with an emergency: can we respond skilfully and appropriately to the tradgedy that is unfolding?
Ani Choying Drolma – Four Songs
Four wonderful and heartfelt songs sung by the Tibetan Nun Ani Choying Drolma. The first is a music video recorded at the Swayambhunath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. The others were recorded live in Germany.
Why Has Bodhidharma Left for the East?
This is a hauntingly beautiful and deeply meditative film by Bae Yong-kyun, who spent 7 years making and editing the film, which is permeated by Buddhist themes and is built up around Zen koans and Zen-like dialogue.
Ajahn Karuniko: Right Speech
This is a video recording of a talk given by Ajahn Karuniko, the vice-Abbot of Chithurst Buddhist Monastery in England, on the subject of good and skilful speech. The talk is in English with Mandarin translation by Mr. Tan Ah Huat.