Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Post by Ytrog » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:24 pm

Thanavuddho wrote:
Ytrog wrote: It is great that you are doing well. It must be uplifting to see the start of two monasteries :twothumbsup:
It is also difficult, I am telling you... living in mud and noise and whatnot... and having evening chantings in a soaking wet tent.

But generally I have been fortunate enough to have place to escape the hassle of building. 
I understand, however difficult isn't necessarily a bad thing isn't it. :anjali:
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Post by SDC » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:34 pm

marc108 wrote:this really hit me deep!
Me as well...that was incredibly inspiring.

Bhante, best wishes for health, happiness and achievement of that highest goal. :smile:

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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Post by pilgrim » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:28 am

Just curious, Bhante Thanavuddho, how is it you have access to the internet? I thought WPN was quite strict about not accessing the Net, more so for young monks.

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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Post by Thanavuddho » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:25 am

pilgrim wrote:Just curious, Bhante Thanavuddho, how is it you have access to the internet? I thought WPN was quite strict about not accessing the Net, more so for young monks.
Greetings pilgrim,

I am not staying in WPN. This monastery is a new branch of WMJ in Ubon. Probably in WPN I would not be able to access the Internet. I did stay with WPN monks last year and the senior monk did allow me to use the Internet, but with conditions :)

Recently I opened the internet access because I needed to find some information, and it has been open from then on.

I am willing to close the Internet if I have to. I might close it in order to practice more meditation, and to set a good example for other monks.
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Post by Thanavuddho » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:10 pm

Multiple subtitle YouTube version:

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

We have a new Polish language version:

Mój brat - Buddyjski mnich
http://vimeo.com/51390456" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2tdBhp6m9g" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Santeri (26 lat) postanowił porzucić wszystko co miał w Finlandii i wyjechał do Tajlandii, aby zostać buddyjskim mnichem. Anja Ahola, jego siostra i reżyserka tego filmu dokumentalnego próbuje zrozumieć czym kierował się jej brat decydując się na zrezygnowanie ze wszystkich dóbr materialnych, a do tego z rodziny i przyjaciół, aby resztę życia spędzić jako ascetyczny mnich buddyjski.

Reżyseria: Anja Ahola
Produkcja: Ima Filbma- ja Sátneduodji, oraz Anja Ahola
Czas trwania: 28 min. 45 s

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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Post by Bhikkhu_Jayasara » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:21 am

Thanavuddho wrote:Available now in Thai, Finnish, Italian, Polish and English.

Multiple subtitle YouTube version:

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


My brother, buddhist monk
http://vimeo.com/22091518" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaVzuy5gxcY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Santeri decides to become a monk in Thailand and to give up everything he has in Finland. His sister and the director of the documentary Anja Ahola, wants to understand her brother’s great decision to leave behind his possessions, friends and family and to become an ascetic Buddhist monk for the rest of his life.

Mój brat - Buddyjski mnich
http://vimeo.com/51390456" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2tdBhp6m9g" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Santeri (26 lat) postanowił porzucić wszystko co miał w Finlandii i wyjechał do Tajlandii, aby zostać buddyjskim mnichem. Anja Ahola, jego siostra i reżyserka tego filmu dokumentalnego próbuje zrozumieć czym kierował się jej brat decydując się na zrezygnowanie ze wszystkich dóbr materialnych, a do tego z rodziny i przyjaciół, aby resztę życia spędzić jako ascetyczny mnich buddyjski.

น้องชายในผ้าเหลือง
http://vimeo.com/25269746" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

ซันเทอรี่ (อายุ 26 ปี) ตัดสินใจทิ้งทุกสิ่งทุกอย่่างในฟินแลนด์ เพื่อมาบวชเป็นพระที่ประเทศไทย และเพื่อที่จะทำความเข้าใจกับการตัดสินใจอันยิ่งใหญ่ที่จะสละทุกอย่างทางโลกไม่ว่าจะเป็นข้าวของเครื่องใช้ บ้าน เพื่อน และครอบครัว และเข้าสู่โลกทางธรรมในชีวิตที่เหลือ พี่สาวของซันเทอรี่จึงลงมือกำกับและถ่ายทำสารคดีชิ้นนี้ขึ้นมา

Veljeni Buddhalaismunkki
http://vimeo.com/21045982" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Santeri (26) päättää lähteä munkiksi Thaimaahan ja luopua kaikesta mitä hänellä on koti-Suomessa. Hänen siskonsa, dokumentin ohjaaja Anja Ahola, haluaa ymmärtää pikkuveljensä suurta ratkaisua jättää koko omaisuus, ystävät ja perhe sekä ryhtyä askeettiseksi buddhalaismunkiksi loppuelämäkseen.

Mio fratello Monaco Buddhista
http://vimeo.com/m/40410844" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Santeri (26 anni) decide di diventare monaco in Thailandia e di dar via tutto quello che ha in Finlandia. Sua sorella Anja Ahola, regista del documentario, vuole comprendere la grande decisione di suo fratello di lasciare i propri beni, gli amici e i familiari e diventare un monaco buddhista asceta per tutta la vita.

Directed by Anja Ahola
Production, Ima Filbma- ja Sátneduodji and Anja Ahola
Duration, 28´45

Sadu Bhante! I just saw this video a few weeks back and I its a wonderful surprise to see you on here. I am moving towards renunciation myself and I plan to show your video to my family. May your practice flourish :)
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Post by Thanavuddho » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:01 am

I wish you success in your endeavor, Jayantha.
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Post by Kusala » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:38 am

Very touching and inspiring documentary...thank you, Thanavuddho. :namaste:
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Post by karunametta » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:24 pm

I really enjoyed this documentary and I'm happy for you, bhante!

Do you know if WMJ is still accepting westerners for ordination?

:anjali:

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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Post by Thanavuddho » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:31 pm

karunametta wrote:I really enjoyed this documentary and I'm happy for you, bhante!

Do you know if WMJ is still accepting westerners for ordination?

:anjali:
Short answer is yes.

After my ordination many more westeners have ordained at WMJ. You should contact WMJ first and ask for instructions. There are other places to ordain if WMJ is not suitable. IMO Wat Pah Nanachat is a very good place to ordain.
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Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Post by karunametta » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:12 am

Thank you, bhante. I really appreciate your response. I hope your family has adjusted well to your monasticism. Judging from the video I believe they are very happy for you :)

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