Tibetan Buddhism in Europe

A discussion with some of the participants of a conference called to discuss the future of Tibetan Buddhism in Europe.

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Buddhist Laos (Folkways of Indochina)

A look at the culture of Laos and the central importance of Buddhism in its development (English narration, some Mandarin interviews with English subtitles).

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Nivarana, the box of desires

An unusual love story set in Myanmar, involving love and life and meditation too. You won’t forget this one easily.

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Potala Palace (World Heritage China)

A film about the world heritage sites called the Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace in Tibet, which includes the Potala Palace, and also the Jokhang Temple and Norbulingka (English with Mandarin subtitles)

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Caring for the Beyond, Two Lao Buddhist Festivals for the Deceased

An ethnographic and anthropologic documentary about two festivals held in Laos which help keep the departed and the living connected.

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Tibetan Buddhism in China (Sertar)

NHK documentary about life in the Sertar monastery in Tibet, including interviews with high lamas and nuns.

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The Revival of Buddhism in China

The Revival of Buddhism in China

A talk outlining the history and then examining the current status of Buddhism in China, the forms it is taking and how it can operate in a communist country.

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The Leshan Giant Buddha Statue

Two short films on the Giant Leshan Buddha Statue in China, by far the largest stone sculpture in the pre-modern world (mainly English, interviews in Mandarin with subtitles).

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Dunhuang, Soul of the Dances (8 of 8)

The final part of this series focuses on the music and dance fantasia The Flowers of the Silk Road and the impact it has had in China and abroad.

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Dunhuang, Lost Music of the Stone Chamber (7 of 8)

A look at some of the musical notation manuscripts found at Dunhuang and their interpretation in modern times

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