Buddhist Film Festival 2009

The Book of the Dead
The Book of the Dead
This program of six films - many screening in Melbourne for the first time - explore the deep influence of Buddhist practice in the transformation of people's lives.

The films explore Buddhist approaches and experiences in the West and East in the lives of prisoners, punks, inspirational practitioners and spiritual leaders.




Friday 30 October - Sunday 1 November 2009
Full $15 Concession $10
4 Session Pass: Full $50 Concession $30

Special Events

The Buddha Code (Dharma Talk)
Gain insight into the religious, cultural and artistic aspects of Buddha figures in this entertaining talk by a leading Buddhist monk.
Saturday 31 October 2009, 2pm-3pm
Tickets: Full $20 Concession $15

Japanese Tea Ceremony
As part of the Buddhist Film Festival, take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in The Cube event space.
Sunday 1 November 2009, 2pm-3pm
Tickets: Full $20 Concession $15


The Dhamma Brothers

A maximum-security prison in Alabama is dramatically changed by a meditation program.


Meditate and Destroy

A powerful documentary about punk rock, spirituality and inner rebellion.


Wheel of Time

Acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog documents the largest Buddhist ritual in Bodh Gaya, India.


Amongst White Clouds

An intimate portrait of Buddhists living in isolated retreats in China's Zhongnan Mountain Range.


The Devotion of Matthieu Ricard

Explores the extraordinary life of Matthieu Ricard: author, scientist, photographer and monk.


The Book of the Dead

A gentle and beautiful Japanese stop-motion animation based on an 8th century tale.


Sponsored by The Victorian Multicultural Commission and David Lam
 
 
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