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Dernier ajout : 29 septembre.

Un Buda - Diego Rafecas (2005, Argentina,110 min.)

Un Buda is the story of a young man who lives in the big city and struggles to evade his deep spiritual need to find out who he is. Loss, disillusion and tragedy lead him into extremes ascetic spiritual practices. He travels to a Zen temple in the mountains in search of his Master. He finds him, but not everything is as he expected...

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Malaysia — Farewell to a much-loved monk/artist

There are quite a few festivals that fall in April. For the Chinese community, there’s the annual Ts’ing-ming when they visit the graves in honour of their ancestors.

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Video — The song of Master Taisen Deshimaru

Deshimaru singing in the snow in Japan.
Comme back in tradition

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Video - Little Buddha - Bernardo Bertolucci

Mara: "You who go where others dare not; Will you be my God? The architect of my house?"
Siddhartha: "Finally I meet the illusion of self; Your evil house will not be built again."
Mara: "But you live in me; I am your house."
Siddhartha: "O, trickster; phantom of my own ego, you are pure illusion. You, self, do not exist. The earth is my witness."

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Seoul - 76,000 Korean Cultural Treasures Still Abroad

Seoul, South Korea — The retrieval of the seal of Emperor Gojong of the Chosun Dynasty, some 100 years after it disappeared, has rekindled interest in how Korean cultural properties were smuggled out of the country and how to retrieve them.

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Unique Shakespeare painting unveiled in London

Is this the true face of the Bard we see before us? Shakespeare painting is ’only surviving portrait painted from life’. A portrait of William Shakespeare believed to be the only surviving picture of the playwright painted during his lifetime was unveiled in London on Monday.

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Thailand — Conversations with death

While Buddhist teaching emphasises death and impermanence, it’s not easy to set ourselves free from multiple cravings and the pleasures of a euphoric life. Death can come at any time, even without a warning, whether our own departure from this world or the loss of our loved ones.

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USA - Documentary explores the Fabrics of Spirituality

Threads of both time and spirituality are what Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost weaves together in her one-of-a-kind career. In addition to being a Ph.D. student at UW-Madison, she is a documentary filmmaker, and a historian who studies the role of textiles in religious worship.

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Ikuo Hirayama : Art, and Hope, from the Ashes of Hiroshima

Today, the Japanese city of Hiroshima is a thriving metropolis of 1.2 million that speaks with the rumble and squeal of streetcars and traffic. But on Aug. 6, 1945, an atomic bomb shattered the city, killing more than 90,000. Of those who survived, one man, Ikuo Hirayama, would go on to turn the devastation into art.

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USA - The Sound of Artifacts disappearing

In Tibet, for every artifact on display or in storage somewhere else in the world, there is a hole. A hole in a shrine, a hole in a tomb, a hole in a people’s history.

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