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BTN Documentary on American Buddhist Practice

Postby Dhammakid » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:56 am

Hey folks, long time no talk :hello: Hope everyone is well.

Just watched the second part of a two-part documentary on Buddhist practice in American. Couldn't get the first part to work, but the second is full of insightful interviews with popular American teachers. There's even an appearance by a guy who I believe was being portrayed as the founder of E-Sangha.

http://www.btnworld.org/watchbtn/watchbtn01_04.asp

If you know how to get the first part to work, I would appreciate it because I would really like to watch it.

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Re: BTN Documentary on American Buddhist Practice

Postby Ben » Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:00 am

Hey Kourtney, welcome back my friend!

I hope all is well with you. Please feel free and hang out here with your friends on DW!
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Re: BTN Documentary on American Buddhist Practice

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:38 am

Thanks. That was a pretty good documentary. The first part didn't work for me either. I think it is a glitch on their end, not uploading it correctly.

Adam Fischer (in the documentary) is user name genkaku, who posted here up until about a year and a half ago and was a regular at e-sangha.
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Re: BTN Documentary on American Buddhist Practice

Postby Ben » Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:40 am

Sorry to say, I couldn't get it to work either. Perhps I'll give it another try later.
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Postby Dhammakid » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:37 pm

Thanks, Ben! I love this place and I'm happy to be able to frequent it again.

Ahh, genkaku, I remember him. Very cool.

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Re: BTN Documentary on American Buddhist Practice

Postby m0rl0ck » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:26 pm

Using a streaming player in linux i got a 404 error on both files.
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Re: BTN Documentary on American Buddhist Practice

Postby m0rl0ck » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:56 pm

There are a few things i wont stoop to. Rebooting to windows to watch a tv documentary is one of them. I have no trouble watching movies and video on the internet, buddhist and otherwise, in linux and if they are running a site that requires internet explorer or windows media player to work, i just wont be visiting them.
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Postby Prasadachitta » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:37 pm

It wont work at all on a mac.
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Re: BTN Documentary on American Buddhist Practice

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Maybe a dumb question, but has anyone reported the problem?
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Re: BTN Documentary on American Buddhist Practice

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:53 am

I can't get anything from that site on either Linux or Windows...

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Re: BTN Documentary on American Buddhist Practice

Postby alan » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:07 am

I saw this when it first came out. It's one of those state-run propaganda docs. Don't worry, you missed nothing of importance. Except maybe a laugh at the English narration.

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Re: BTN Documentary on American Buddhist Practice

Postby Dhammakid » Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:44 pm

Yeah, it seems that now none of the video links on the site work.

Alan's probably right - there isn't much new in the film beyond seeing genkaku.
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Re: BTN Documentary on American Buddhist Practice

Postby alan » Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:26 am

It's Korean TV. I thought it was a waste of time.


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