Archive | August 2012

Birth in Nepal

A film made by Subina Srestha who travels to rural Nepal to find out what are the conditions like for women giving birth in the country, and why do so many die through pregnancy-related matters.

The film reveals not only the conditions for child-birth but also the gender-prejucide that prevails in rural areas. Really an eye-opener into how much of the world still lives to this day.

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Buddha Collapsed out of Shame

Buddha Collapsed

The Iranian filmmaker Hana Makhmalbaf made this film set in the shadow of the Bamiyan Buddhas shortly after they were destroyed by the Taliban, scenes from which open and close the film. The caves around the Bamiyan cliffs are the home to many Hazara families, who live a very simple and poor life.

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Ven Bodhicitta: How to Bring up Children to be Virtuous

Video of Ven. Bhikkhuni Bodhicitta discussing the best way to bring up children from a Buddhist perspective, and how the example set in a family is teaching children how to behave.

Recorded at Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 15, 2012 by Teik Leong Lim.

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International Ordinations at Vaishali

The Theravada Bhikkhuni Ordination was conducted at the Vietnamese Mahaprajapati Nunnery in Vaishali, Bihar, India on July 29th, 2012.

Nine candidates from India, Thailand, and Vietnam were fully ordained with Ven. Bhikkhuni Saddhasumana from Sri Lanka as preceptor and fourteen bhikkhunis from various countries to witness the ceremony.

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