Monday, July 2, 2012

Dhamma Dana (documentary)

Documentary - 30 minutes
Best Domestic Documentary, Queens International Film Festival, New York City.
Official Selection: Tel Aviv SPIRIT Film Festival, Israel.
Official Selection: Wesak International Film Festival, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.
In Myanmar (Burma), “The Golden Land,” monasteries and meditation centers speckle the tropical countryside.
Isolated from the many distractions of modernity, it is home to one of the most ancient spiritual traditions in the world:
Theravada Buddhism. In the Theravada tradition, which is followed by over ninety percent of the Burmese people,
is not pursued externally; rather the Theravada Buddhists devote themselves to finding freedom within themselves.
The teachings of inner liberation are propagated by the Sangha, which is the community of ordained monks and nuns.
In order to survive the monastics rely on Sangha Dana: gifts and offerings given by lay devotees.
It is by the merit of Sangha Dana that the ordained monastics can continue to recompense Sangha Dana with Dhamma Dana:
the sacred gift of the Buddha’s teachings. These teachings are said to have come directly from the Buddha himself,
by oral and written lineages for more than 2500 years.
Have a nice & noble day!
Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ]

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