Sunday, March 04, 2007

Buddhist Film Festival

Saturday April 28th, 2007

Presented by Blue Heron Zen Buddhist Centre & Lama Yeshe Ling Tibetan Buddhist Study Group

Be inspired•meet•share a meal

at Chua Huong Dam Temple, 228 Brucedale Avenue East , Hamilton Ontario

(1 block west of Upper Wellington)

2:30 p.m.

The sweeping Indian epic of the story of King Asoka`s life, from savage warrior to Buddhist messenger of peace. Told in Bollywood style this is a visually stunning retelling of the legend of Asoka, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor. It traces the legendary life of Asoka, who ascended the throne of Magadha in the 3rd century BC. To extend the borders of his empire, Asoka waged one of the bloodiest battles in history. Confronted by the carnage of his conquest, Asoka was overcome with remorse and renounced the path of war to dedicate his life to spreading the teachings of Buddhism across the world. In Hindi with English subtitles.

Asoka Film Poster

5:00 p.m.
Why Has Bodhi Dharma Left for the East?

Bae Yong-kyun's Zen masterpiece. Acclaimed by critics and audiences as one of the most ravishing films ever made. In a remote mountain monastery, an old master, a young monk and an orphaned boy devote themselves to their teachings. Facing death, the master becomes desperate to lead his disciples away from the outer world and point them toward their quest for enlightenment. This magnificent film, astonishingly rich in beauty and affirmation of life, is not only a cinematic gem but also a transcendent evocation of the mystery and humanity of Zen Buddhism. Selected by three international film critics as "One of the Ten Best Films of All Time" in the 1993 Sight & Sound Critics Poll.

Bodhi Dharma Poster

7:15 p.m.
Champion of Compassion

An engaging and insightful documentary on His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 12 Day visit to Toronto, for the 2004 Kalachakra Initiation, which is one of the most important teachings in Tibetan Buddhism.

By Tashi Eugyal, Narrated by Dr. Thupten Jinpa.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Toronto


Tickets will be held at the door in your name.

Please make cheques payable to: Lama Yeshe Ling

and mail to:

Film Festival,

3333 New Street, Unit 109,

Burlington ON L7N 1N1

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