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Can Buddhists Seek Revenge? ('Out Of The Furnace' Of Hate)

by Shen Shi'an, The Buddhist Channel, Nov 17, 2014

孝顺父母,
师僧三宝,
孝顺至道之法,
孝名为戒,
亦名制止。

- 梵网经 (释迦牟尼佛)

[With] filial piety [to] fathers, mothers,
teachers, monastics [and the] Triple Gem,
filial piety [is the] teaching [of the] ultimate path [to Buddhahood],
[with] filiality named as ‘precept[s]‘,
also named ‘restraint [and] cessation’ [from harm].

- Brahma Net Sutra (Sakyamuni Buddha)

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Lost Irish Monk

by Ian Lawton, The Buddhist Channel, Nov 2, 2014

Animated Documentary Film Seeks Funding

Meath, Ireland -- Award winning filmmaker Ian Lawton is seeking funds through the world’s first Buddhist crowdfunding website, dana.io (founded by former monk Alan Clements) to make a part-animated documentary feature film on the mysterious legend of U Dhammaloka, the lost Irish Buddhist monk.

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THIS Buddhist Film Festival 2014brings 16 films from 11 countries

The Buddhist Channel, July 31, 2014

Three debut Asian directors to attend THIS 2014

Singapore -- THIS Buddhist Film Festival 2014 (THIS 2014)will be held from 20 to 27 September. Three film directors from across Asia will be in Singapore for the festival, which is in its third edition.

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Short Film Competition with "stillness" as focus launches

The Buddhist Channel, July 21, 2014

Wellington, New Zealand -- A short film competition with ‘stillness’ as its focus launches at the Film Archive in Wellington, New Zealand, on 7 July 2014.

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White Robes, Saffron Dreams: A Look at Gender Inequality in Thai Buddhism

by Hilary Cadigan, Chiang Mai City News, June 6, 2014

Chiang Mai, Thailand -- One of the most distinct illustrations of gender inequality in Thailand is found in its most entrenched institution: religion. In her fascinating new documentary, White Robes, Saffron Dreams, acclaimed filmmaker Teena Amrit Gill explores the discriminatory treatment of women within Thai Buddhism, a topic that has gone largely unexamined in the past.

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