Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character

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Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character

Post by Queequeg » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:30 pm

Daniel Dae Kim to play a former monk turned LA police detective.
https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/upcom ... prime-time

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Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
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Re: Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character

Post by Malcolm » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:52 pm

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:30 pm
Daniel Dae Kim to play a former monk turned LA police detective.
https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/upcom ... prime-time

:coffee:
All I can say is that they better get the damn robes right.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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Re: Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character

Post by Queequeg » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:22 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:52 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:30 pm
Daniel Dae Kim to play a former monk turned LA police detective.
https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/upcom ... prime-time

:coffee:
All I can say is that they better get the damn robes right.
Has that been an issue in shows/movies? I can see that being annoying and disruptive to the viewing experience. Almost as bad as a terrible actor destroying any chance of suspending disbelief. ie. Keanu Reeves in Dangerous Liaisons and Sophia Coppola in Godfather III. :rolling:
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character

Post by Kim O'Hara » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:49 pm

The show's concept reminded me of a series of detective novels I enjoyed years ago. A bit of digging found them for me. (I :heart: love :heart: the internet!)
Howard Fast wrote mysteries as E.V. Cunningham, including this series of seven starring Masao Masuto, a nisei detective with the Beverly Hills, California, Police Department... devotee of rose cultivation and Zen meditation.
Fast lived six years in California, practiced Zen meditation, and wrote a small book about it, The Art of Zen Meditation, published in 1977, the same year as The Case of the One-Penny Orange, below.
Visit http://www.trussel.com/hf/masuto.htm for links to his Zen book as well as the detective stories.

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Re: Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character

Post by Malcolm » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:34 pm

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:22 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:52 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:30 pm
Daniel Dae Kim to play a former monk turned LA police detective.
https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/upcom ... prime-time

:coffee:
All I can say is that they better get the damn robes right.
Has that been an issue in shows/movies?
Oh, for sure.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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Re: Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character

Post by ItsRaining » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:57 pm

I really hope it's better than the "Buddhist" main character from Ironfist. That show gave me an aneurysm.

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Re: Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character

Post by Dharma Flower » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:25 am

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:22 pm
Almost as bad as a terrible actor destroying any chance of suspending disbelief. ie. Keanu Reeves in Dangerous Liaisons and Sophia Coppola in Godfather III. :rolling:
What about Keanu Reeves in Little Buddha?

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Post by SunWuKong » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:57 pm

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Re: Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character

Post by Queequeg » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:45 pm

Dharma Flower wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:25 am
Queequeg wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:22 pm
Almost as bad as a terrible actor destroying any chance of suspending disbelief. ie. Keanu Reeves in Dangerous Liaisons and Sophia Coppola in Godfather III. :rolling:
What about Keanu Reeves in Little Buddha?
Keanu Reeves is a *unique* actor in that he is generally terrible except when he gets to play Ted or a surfing FBI agent.

Little Buddha was perfect for him because he didn't have many lines and could just be his pretty self while he mimed his way through the Buddha's night of enlightenment.

IRL, he seems like a genuinely decent dude.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Upcoming TV Show with Buddhist Main Character

Post by Johnny Dangerous » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:43 am

ItsRaining wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:57 pm
I really hope it's better than the "Buddhist" main character from Ironfist. That show gave me an aneurysm.
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