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Reflections on Buddhist cinema — By Prof. Wimal Dissanayake

A friend of mine once asked me what my views on the idea of a Buddhist cinema were. Admittedly, the concept of Buddhist cinema is a capacious one.

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The art of Suiseki

Silver, gold, and diamonds are not the only precious stones that can be considered treasures. Connoisseurs of art and landscaping have discovered a new kind of precious stone, the suiseki.

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Obon Festival

The festival of Obon lasts for three days; however its starting date varies within different regions of Japan. When the lunar calendar was changed to the Gregorian calendar at the beginning of the Meiji era, the localities in Japan reacted differently and this resulted in three different times of Obon.

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Los Gatos — Ito’s calligraphy will be on display in council chamber

Jade Bradbury, who curates the artwork in the Los Gatos Town Council chamber, feels she has scored another major coup with the exhibition coming up—the calligraphy of Rev Ito.

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American’s gift of love revives memory of ancient Tibet kingdom

An amazing gift of love by an American artist will revive the memory of an ancient Tibetan kingdom more than 50 years after the annexation of Tibet by China and a drive by Beijing to clamp down on Tibet’s unique Buddhist art, culture and tradition.

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NY film-maker in Bangkok

Tara Milutis on her latest project, the process of documentary film-making and why Bangkok is a great source of inspiration

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Sri Lanka — Buddhist Film Festival inaugurated

The inaugural ceremony of the Buddhist Film Festival 2011 was officially held under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Presidential Secretariat, Colombo yesterday.

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Book — ’Nine Lives’ by William Dalrymple

A review of William Dalrymple’s "Nine Lives," a beautifully written account of everyday worship in modern India.

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Washington DC — Locals launch first BuddhaFest film festival

The first BuddhaFest film festival in Washington has taken place from June 17 to 20.

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David Hykes — Biography

Composer and singer, sacred music and meditation retreat leader, writer and long-time spiritual (...)

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