Know of any good monk training documentaries?

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Know of any good monk training documentaries?

Post by Luke » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:07 pm

Does anyone know of any inspiring and interesting videos online about Buddhist monastic life and training?

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Re: Know of any good monk training documentaries?

Post by Indrajala » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:00 pm

Antaiji, being a Zen temple in the sticks of Japan but full of foreigners and a German abbot, tends to attract a lot of interest.

They have a bunch of videos here:

http://antaiji.dogen-zen.de/jap/video.shtml" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Some of it is about the Abbot, other videos are focused on the work and practise at the temple (doing agriculture all day and four hours of zazen at dawn and dusk is gruelling at times but spiritually rewarding)
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Re: Know of any good monk training documentaries?

Post by plwk » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:21 pm

Try these...
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