Monday, 8 October 2012

Noah Levine on Buddhism

Following the trend of many self-destructive youths, Noah Levine's search for meaning first led him to punk rock, drugs, drinking and dissatisfaction. Luckily, however, his search didn't end there. Having clearly seen the uselessness of drugs and violence, Noah looked for positive ways to channel his rebellion against what he saw as lies in society.

Author of "Dharma Punx" and "Against the Stream," Levine is now a Buddhist teacher, author and counselor.

At USC on Oct. 29, 2009, he talked about how he fueled his anger and energy into the practice of Buddhism to awaken his natural wisdom and compassion.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Dhamma Dana

In Myanmar (Burma), “The Golden Land,” monasteries and meditation centres 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, freedom is not pursued externally; rather the Theravada Buddhists devote themselves to finding freedom within themselves.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Two sides of the same Coin: Buddhism meets Science

Further to the previous video this one highlights the connection of the Buddha's teachings to Quantum Physics. One caveat with the video, the "new age" sound track is a bit intrusive.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Discussion Between Stephen Batchelor and Bhante Sujato

Stephen Batchelor, author of "The Buddhist Atheist" debates with Bhante Sujato, champion of full Bhikkhuni ordination.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Documentary of the Buddha's life

This documentary is made by filmmaker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere. It tells the story of the Buddha's life, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion.

It features the work of some of the world's greatest artists and sculptors, who across two millennia, have depicted the Buddha's life in art rich in beauty and complexity. Hear insights into the ancient narrative by contemporary Buddhists, including Pulitzer Prize winning poet W.S. Merwin and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.