Where to find buddhist documentaries?

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Where to find buddhist documentaries?

Postby Nosta » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:32 pm

I would like to see more documentaries about buddhism. Not only talking about the generic/basic things about buddhism, but also about specific things: zen, pureland, monastic life (i would love to see more about monastic life), etc.

If you know any free/online documentaries, so much the better. :)

Thanks!
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Re: Where to find buddhist documentaries?

Postby Marmalade » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:42 pm

I would not know a lot about this, but I have gotten the impression that Vimeo.com seems to have quite a lot of long-length videos on Buddhisms, in the region of maybe 30 minutes to well over an hour in length.

Take for example this one:

http://vimeo.com/16766725

I'm not sure that it is what is called a documentary, but I have a feeling you might be interested in what he has to say.

About 6 minutes into the video, he makes the observation that there is a lot of wrong information going around about the Dharma, because what is happening is that people who know a lot about Dharma don't tend to speak about it much, but people who know very little about Dharma talk a lot about it.

You probably know about Youtube, but maybe Vimeo isn't so well-known, so i thought I'd suggest that as an avenue for you to explore. :namaste:
Hello, I am not actually a Buddhist, and I know only some very limited basics about Buddhism. I'd like to know a bit more and to ask a few questions, if that's OK. :)
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Re: Where to find buddhist documentaries?

Postby Inge » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:05 pm

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Re: Where to find buddhist documentaries?

Postby Inge » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:09 pm

Here is another - Among White Clouds: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5902279151658995270#

At http://video.google.com you can select videos longer than 20 minutes and search for buddhist documentaries. There seems to be quite a few.
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Re: Where to find buddhist documentaries?

Postby Nosta » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:36 pm

Thank you very much for the links, to all of you.

I will check the links as soon as i get some time free. Thanks.
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