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Naze Ikiru Anime Film of Buddhist Book Previewed in Trailer

Animenewsnetwork.com, Apr 21, 2016

Studio DEEN animates film opening on May 21

Tokyo, Japan -- Japanese film news website Cinema Today posted a trailer for the anime film of Kentetsu Takamori's Buddhist book Naze Ikiru as a film. Naze Ikiru -Rennyo Shonin to Yoshizaki Enjo- (Why We Live: The Priest Rennyo and the Yoshizaki Fire) on Wednesday.


'Groundhog Day,' the Buddhist lifehacker movie

By David G. Allan, CNN, Feb 2, 2016

"It's not true that life is one damn thing after another -- it's one damn thing over and over." -- Edna St. Vincent Millay

Baltimore, MA (USA) -- I've seen the 1993 film "Groundhog Day" again and again and again, but only once on the big screen, a few years after it was in theaters.


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.


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