Ajanta Caves

A set of short documentaries looking at the Ajanta Caves in India and their art works in both paintings, sculptures and reliefs.

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Sketch of an Excellent Man, Pa Auk Sayadaw

A look at the life and the teachings of the Pa Auk Sayadaw and its implementation in various monasteries around the world.

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Thai Animated Life of Buddha

A long and excellent animated film on the life of the Buddha from Thailand (in Vietnamese, with English subtitles).

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Thai Kings and Temples (Folkways of Indochina)

A look at the relationship between the Thai country, King and religion (English narration, some Mandarin interviews, with subtitles).

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The Sukhothai Dynasty (Folkways of Indochina)

A look at the first Thai kingdom of Sukhothai which flourished from the 13th to the 15th centuries.

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Act Normal

A documentary covering the life of the English monk Ven. Dhammanando over a period of about a decade.

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Early Buddhist Legends of Sri Lanka

An illustrated talk on the early Buddhist legends of Sri Lanka, covering the three journeys of Lord Buddha to the Island, the origin of the Sinhala peoples, and the significance of the legends.

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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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David Eckel: Buddhism 9-10 of 24

The ninth and tenth lectures by Prof David Eckel on the history of Buddhism look at the two main schools of Buddhism, Theravada and Mahayana.

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The Buddha’s Forgotten Nuns

A 30-minute documentary talking to people on both sides of the divide in the discussion about the re-establishment of the Bhikkhuni order in the Theravada tradition.

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