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Act Normal - Ajahn Dhammanado's life

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:48 am
by pilgrim
The documentary on Ajahn Dhammanando "Act Normal" has been released for public viewing .
http://vimeo.com/27590176#

Oops, I realised it was released 2 years ago, so possibly this might have posted here earlier.

Re: Act Normal - Ajahn Dhammanado's life

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:55 am
by retrofuturist
Greetings,

Nice to see it's back online... at one point it was streaming directly from the director's site, but then it became 'pay per view'... then I don't know what happened.

It's a good and inspiring watch, and whilst I understand that a lot of the Dhamma content that was recorded for the documentary ended up on the cutting room floor, what did survive the cut provide some useful insights into the monastic life.

:anjali:

Metta,
Retro. :)

Re: Act Normal - Ajahn Dhammanado's life

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:12 am
by plwk

Re: Act Normal - Ajahn Dhammanado's life

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:10 pm
by LG2V
Thank you for providing a link to this documentary, pilgrim. I had never known of it before until I viewed this thread. It was a good documentary which provided an edifying perspective into monastic life and it's contrast with lay life. I am considering monastic ordination, and it has been good for me to receive a closer view into the life and experience of the contrast between monastic and lay life, especially from a Westerner's perspective. Thank you.


Ajahn Dhammanando, thank you for openly providing insight into your experiences as a layman as well as your prior experiences with and subsequent return to the monkhood. I appreciate your efforts and your willingness to share your experiences with the world. I wish you the best, sir. :anjali:


Metta,
LG2V

Re: Act Normal - Ajahn Dhammanado's life

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:48 pm
by Annis
Thank you, pilgrim! It may be interesting! :D