Melbourne Buddhist Film Festival 2010 (Oct 13-17)

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Melbourne Buddhist Film Festival 2010 (Oct 13-17)

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:25 am

Greetings,

For anyone interested, and in the vicinity...

Melbourne Buddhist Film Festival 2010
Wed 13–Sun 17 October

Official Website
http://www.melbournebff.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

PDF Brochure
http://www.melbournebff.com/2763%20MBFF ... 010_LR.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It looks like a decent opportunity for Melburnians to see David Grubin's documentary "The Buddha"

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Re: Melbourne Buddhist Film Festival 2010 (Oct 13-17)

Post by Ben » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:14 am

Thanks for this Retro.
Times like these, one misses the big city - temporarily.
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
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Re: Melbourne Buddhist Film Festival 2010 (Oct 13-17)

Post by Dan74 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:49 am

I went to the opening film last night. Anyone else went?

Well, it was, I guess, a shameless plug for Zen. Pretty well-made, I would say, but I am sure not to everyone's taste. It made some very good points about practice although I found Enlightenment Guaranteed (another one that will be shown) to have more charm and a lighter touch.

Anyone planning to turn up to any of them?

PS Following a comment, maybe I overstating it saying it was a "shameless plug for Zen". People who are not put off by Zen practice and approach may well enjoy it. There is also a fair bit about the relationships between two brothers and their partners in the film.
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Re: Melbourne Buddhist Film Festival 2010 (Oct 13-17)

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:58 am

Greetings Dan,

I would go to the one which is the follow-up of the one about the kids who grow up as monks... but only if I'd seen the first one... which I haven't.

:embarassed:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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