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  • Hans
    Member
    • Mar 2007
    • 1853

    Old BBC documentary

    Hello,

    Gregory Wonderwheel posted this link to an old BBC documentary on another forum, and I was surprised to end up really liking it in many ways:

    https://<div class="videocontainer w... </a> </div>

    Thank you for your interest!

    All the best and Gassho,


    Hans Chudo Mongen
  • Tb
    Member
    • Jan 2008
    • 3186

    #2
    Re: Old BBC documentary

    Hi.

    _/_

    Maybe we should gather an library of links to good videos/documentaries on Buddhism other than the talks the priests of Treeleaf does, hmm...

    Fugen
    Life is our temple and its all good practice
    Blog: http://fugenblog.blogspot.com/

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    • Jundo
      Treeleaf Founder and Priest
      • Apr 2006
      • 39078

      #3
      Re: Old BBC documentary

      Originally posted by Fugen
      Hi.

      _/_

      Maybe we should gather an library of links to good videos/documentaries on Buddhism other than the talks the priests of Treeleaf does, hmm...

      Fugen
      Hi Fugen,

      Yes, we are going to add videos, internet resources, podcasts etc. to supplement our present "recommended book" list as part of the redesign and update for Treeleaf now being worked on.

      Gassho, Jundo
      ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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      • gilles
        Member
        • Jan 2012
        • 109

        #4
        Re: Old BBC documentary

        thX Hans

        gassho
        gilles

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        • BrianW
          Member
          • Oct 2008
          • 511

          #5
          Re: Old BBC documentary

          Thanks Hans....love watching such videos in the evening instead of TV.

          Gassho,
          Jisen/BrianW

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          • mrsedwards
            Member
            • Dec 2011
            • 33

            #6
            Re: Old BBC documentary

            Originally posted by Fugen
            Hi.

            _/_

            Maybe we should gather an library of links to good videos/documentaries on Buddhism other than the talks the priests of Treeleaf does, hmm...

            Fugen
            +1!

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            • Kyonin
              Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
              • Oct 2010
              • 6739

              #7
              Re: Old BBC documentary

              Thanks for the link, Mongen!

              I'll watch it tonight
              Hondō Kyōnin
              奔道 協忍

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              • Koshin
                Member
                • Feb 2012
                • 938

                #8
                Re: Old BBC documentary

                I liked it very much. Thank you
                Thank you for your practice

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                • andyZ
                  Member
                  • Aug 2011
                  • 303

                  #9
                  Re: Old BBC documentary

                  Hans, thank you for posting the video. It was interesting.
                  Gassho,
                  Andy

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                  • Shokai
                    Treeleaf Priest
                    • Mar 2009
                    • 6391

                    #10
                    Re: Old BBC documentary

                    Thank you Mongen;

                    i also enjoyed the video. Of course as stated in the video, Zen is not the last word :shock: ; that(i.e. the last word), in a Kanji Learner's Dictionary on a shelf in the house where ( I) live is "zutome." :roll: It is shown as Meaning "service."
                    e.g. ????? ( ??? ????? ) - Jiin zutomesaki / serving in a Buddhist Temple 8)
                    Sorry, Maya made me do it. Seriously, the video is well worth the viewing time.
                    合掌,生開
                    gassho, Shokai

                    仁道 生開 / Jindo Shokai

                    "Open to life in a benevolent way"

                    https://sarushinzendo.wordpress.com/

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                    • Nenka
                      Member
                      • Aug 2010
                      • 1238

                      #11
                      Re: Old BBC documentary

                      Interesting!

                      Can anyone tell me more about the "sword fighting" that goes on around 10:00-12:00?

                      Gassho

                      Jen

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                      • Jundo
                        Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                        • Apr 2006
                        • 39078

                        #12
                        Re: Old BBC documentary

                        Originally posted by Nenka
                        Interesting!

                        Can anyone tell me more about the "sword fighting" that goes on around 10:00-12:00?

                        Gassho

                        Jen
                        Hi Jen,

                        I found it a very well made documentary too. But, like 90% of the books and films on "Buddhism in Japan" ... while doing a good job of showing some of the several flavors of "Buddhism in Japan" ... the film does not really make clear that there are various flavors of "Zen in Japan" too, and just covers that Zen is Zen is Zen.

                        Of course, in fact, Zen -IS- Zen is Zen and all flavors of Buddhism and Zen are all absolutely the same with difference ... even while being sometimes quite different in outer packaging.

                        The swordsman and teacher was Omori Sogen, one of the great modern "Samurai" Rinzai folks ...

                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omori_Sogen

                        Don't get me wrong, I have seen Soto folks wield a dandy sword and ink brush too. Generally, though, we are more the "soft, round style" of Zazen vs. the "hard, straight style" of Rinzai folks like Omori Roshi (I think martial arts folks will understand what I mean).

                        Gassho, J
                        ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                        • tedmac
                          Member
                          • Jun 2010
                          • 89

                          #13
                          Re: Old BBC documentary

                          Several years ago, I attended sesshin with Tanouye Tenshin Roshi, one of Omori Sogen's students. We did a fair bit of calligraphy practice and some kata with bokken (wooden swords). It was very different from what we do at Treeleaf--but also very much the same.

                          -T

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