Blue eyes in saffron robes - Wat Pah Nanachat (1979)

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Blue eyes in saffron robes - Wat Pah Nanachat (1979)

Post by forestmat » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:28 am

Quite a rare video of daily life in Wat Pah Nanachat in 1979, includes Ajahn Jayasaro interviewed while still a novice. Apologies but I don't know who originally made the video other than the RTE credit at the end.


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Re: Blue eyes in saffron robes - Wat Pah Nanachat (1979)

Post by pilgrim » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:20 am

Thanks for this 35 year old video. What's the history behind it ? I wasn't aware of its existence. Interesting to see some recognisable faces and names when they were young monks then

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Re: Blue eyes in saffron robes - Wat Pah Nanachat (1979)

Post by Thisperson » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:30 am

Haha cool, thanks for sharing it. There's a young Ajahn Brahm and Ajahn Amaro in there as well. :D

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Re: Blue eyes in saffron robes - Wat Pah Nanachat (1979)

Post by rolling_boulder » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:15 am

wow, thanks for sharing this!
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Post by robbie77 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:37 am

Absolutely fascinating video, especially since so many of those featured are now highly esteemed teachers. Thanks for uploading this; I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Re: Blue eyes in saffron robes - Wat Pah Nanachat (1979)

Post by gavesako » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:36 pm

Here is another documentary from a colder climate and a decade later:

Alms Bowls to Newcastle

A longtime student of Ajahn Chah's, G Joseph Kappel flew combat helicopters in 1969-70 during the Vietnam war before becoming Pabhakaro Bhikkhu in 1971 . Filmed in 1988, this is a documentary of his life from Vietnam to Thailand to England. Landing in a rural Buddhist monastery outside of Newcastle England. Follow his journey from War to Peace during those turbulent times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jbG7wrG4so" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Blue eyes in saffron robes - Wat Pah Nanachat (1979)

Post by samseva » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:53 pm

gavesako wrote:Here is another documentary from a colder climate and a decade later:

Alms Bowls to Newcastle
Thank you for the video, Ven. Gavesako.

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Post by robbie77 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:32 pm

gavesako wrote:Here is another documentary from a colder climate and a decade later:

Alms Bowls to Newcastle

A longtime student of Ajahn Chah's, G Joseph Kappel flew combat helicopters in 1969-70 during the Vietnam war before becoming Pabhakaro Bhikkhu in 1971 . Filmed in 1988, this is a documentary of his life from Vietnam to Thailand to England. Landing in a rural Buddhist monastery outside of Newcastle England. Follow his journey from War to Peace during those turbulent times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jbG7wrG4so" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Excellent upload. Thanks very much. :anjali:

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