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Afghan Buddhist treasure site under danger by Chinese mining company

The Buddhist Channel, Jan 13, 2016

Chicago, IL (USA) -- Saving Mes Aynak (www.savingmesaynak.com), directed by Medill professor and award-winning documentary filmmaker, Brent Huffman, follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition.


Biopic on Xuanzang to release simultaenously in India and China

Press Trust of India, January 12, 2016

A USD 22 million budget, has been completed but its release may take some time after clearances by Chinese official bodies. The film was made in Chinese and will be released simultaneously in both the countries. The Hindi dubbed version will be released in India

New Delhi, India -- A mega Sino-India historic biopic on the life and times of famous Chinese Buddhist Monk Xuanzang, who brought Buddhism from India to China is ready for release.


Irishman Laurence Carroll was first westerner to be ordained Buddhist monk

The Irish Examiner, January 5, 2016

The first westerner to be ordained a Buddhist monk also became a hero in Asia for his anti-imperialist campaigning. He was an Irishman - and yet we’ve never heard of him. John Daly met the filmmaker who is going to rectify that

Dublin, Ireland -- LAURENCE Carroll led a colourful life, in every sense. A 19th century Dubliner born with wanderlust in his bones, he became an alcoholic hobo and free thinker who travelled the world by steam ship and cattle car, only to eventually transform himself into U Dhammaloka - the world’s first westerner to don the saffron robes of an ordained Buddhist monk.


The Dharma Bum: A Documentary

The Buddhist Channel, Dec 9, 2015

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The Dharma Bum is a feature length, part animated, documentary film telling the tantalising true story of Laurence Carroll.


'Kingsman: The Secret Service' Of Bodhisattvas?

by Shen Shi'an, The Buddhist Channel, Sept 8, 2015

Singapore -- The graphic novel (and movie) mythos of the Kingsman intelligence agency speaks of how its powerful founders who lost many heirs to inherit their wealth due to World War I decided to dedicate their resources for the greater good of protecting life.


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