Monks in the woods - Die Mönche im Wald

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Monks in the woods - Die Mönche im Wald

Post by mirco » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:11 pm

"For some weeks, the film author Frieder Käsmann accompanies the two theravadan monks of Muttodaya Forest Monastery in the german Frankenwald. He shows them in their daily chores, laundry, as well as in meditation, while shaving the head and while traditional celebrations of Buddhist festivals. The film author accompanies them at her charity walks through Frankish villages - and shows the open admission by the people in the Franconian Forest, without whose help and generosity they couldn't exist." Language: German.

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"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as concentration, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps unification is a better rendition, as samadhi means to bring together. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It's a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." - Bhikkhu Anālayo

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Re: Monks in the woods - Die Mönche im Wald

Post by SDC » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:18 am

Someone posted this in another thread recently. Very enjoyable documentary.

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Re: Monks in the woods - Die Mönche im Wald

Post by Sokehi » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:14 am

definetely one of the best documentaries in german language about the theravada or the thai forest tradition in particular... it explains a lot of the duties and customs of the venerables to the german speaking audience. Really a documentary as good as this is hard to find in the german.

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