PERTH, AUSTRALIA CELEBRATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

IMAGINE AN ABBESS TEACHING MEDITATION CLASSES (IN ENGLISH) TO NON BUDDHIST CAUCASIAN WOMEN AND MEN! YOU NEED TO HAVE FLUENCY IN ENGLISH AND PATIENCE. FOR THIS SPECIAL AUDIENCE, YOU NEED TO PRODUCE RESULTS, NO BLUFFING AROUND. NOT EASY.

 

EXAMPLE: IN A BIRTHDAY FLYER SOME YEARS AGO, AN AZUSA MONK WROTE THAT MONKS FASTED (“OO BOT SAUNK”). FOR THAT REASON, HE CLAIMED THAT MONKS WERE NOBLER (“MYINT MYAT”) THAN LAY PEOPLE WHO DIDN’T. IN MY OPINION, THIS LINE OF THINKING WOULD GO NOWHERE WITH A CAUCASIAN AUDIENCE.

 

YOU COULD CLAIM “NOBILITY” ALL DAY LONG. WHO CARES?

 

THEY WON’T KNEEL DOWN AND WORSHIP YOU FOR THAT.

 

INSTEAD OF SPREADING THE DHARMA, IT SEEMED THE MONK WAS JUST TRYING TO “GLORIFY AND ENNOBLE” HIMSELF FIRST.

 

QUESTIONS:

 

DO YOU KNOW THAT BUDDHA’S VINAYA SAYS A MONK CANNOT PRAISE ONESELF? IT’S BREAKING THE VINAYA RULES.

 

DO YOU KNOW THAT VINAYA DOES NOT ALLOW MONKS WHO HAVE ATTAINED SUPERNORMAL POWERS TO SAY THAT THEY HAVE SUCH SUPERNORMAL POWERS?

 

(GOOGLE “VINAYA/MONK RULES” AND FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF).

 

BTW, EVEN IF HE WAS NOBLE AS HE CLAIMED TO BE, JUST WORSHIPPING A “NOBLE” MONK WON’T ACHIEVE ANYTHING.

 

WHY?

 

BUDDHA ONCE TOLD A LAY WOMAN NOT TO JUST WORSHIP HIM. HE TOLD HER THAT SHE NEEDED TO CRITIQUE AND UNDERSTAND HIS TEACHINGS AND THEN TO PUT THEM INTO  PRACTICE.

 

LAY PEOPLE DON’T RESPECT THOSE WHO TOOT THEIR OWN HORNS (“KO LET KHA MAUNN, KO KHAT”).

 

 

YouTube – Buddha Birthday 2011 Perth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vsdKNSVUbI


Uploaded by timsippala on Apr 29, 2011

 


Buddha’s Birthday & multicultural festival, Perth Western Australia 2011

 

 

 

 

 

YouTube – Buddha Birth Day Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYrXsuHfgew&NR=1

 

 

YouTube – Buddha Birthday Festival 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K_Hs5nx3lY&feature=related

 


Uploaded by DrewNielsenFilms on Jun 2, 2010

A 5 minute documentary of the 2010 Brisbane Buddha Birthday Festival for a QUT Film Assignment. Group members include Drew Nielsen, Bec Newman, Kait Moncrieff, Chris Goode, Cassie Atkinson, Freya Wright-Brough, First Unit shot with Canon 7D. Recorded music by Hunz – music available from hunz.bandcamp.com

 

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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA CELEBRATIONS

 

ANOTHER TALENTED ABBESS BELOW:

 

 

 

 

YouTube – Buddha Birthday Festival 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K_Hs5nx3lY&feature=related

 


Uploaded by DrewNielsenFilms on Jun 2, 2010

 


A 5 minute documentary of the 2010 Brisbane Buddha Birthday Festival for a QUT Film Assignment. Group members include Drew Nielsen, Bec Newman, Kait Moncrieff, Chris Goode, Cassie Atkinson, Freya Wright-Brough, First Unit shot with Canon 7D. Recorded music by Hunz – music available from hunz.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

 

YouTube – Buddha’s Birthday at Southbank

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4YR1M7qLIQ&NR=1

Uploaded by djloos on May 1, 2011

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YouTube – Buddha’s birthday at Southbank #2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWHmS9GBDec&NR=1

 

 

YouTube – Buddha’s birthday at Southbank #3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahdoL0vlvbk&NR=1

 

 

 

 

 

YouTube – Buddha’s birthday at Southbank #4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpA2mNb1xDQ&feature=related

YouTube – Kung Fu Demonstration Buddha’s Birthday 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsrMzrNVocI

 


Uploaded by MikeSihl on May 1, 2011

Kung Fu demonstration at Buddha’s Birthday 2011 at Southbank Parklands. Not the best quality video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

YouTube – Brisbane: Buddha’s Birthday Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn7Ky3bUNP4&feature=related

Uploaded by MrQusay on May 6, 2010

I recently bought a manual Canon 50mm f1.4 FD lens to use with my Canon 500D, and found that the event being held at Brisbane for Buddha’s birthday was a good excuse to go out and test it.

 

 

YouTube – Buddha’s Birthday Celebration in Brisbane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgMd1hPEcv8

YouTube – Buddha’s Birthday Brisbane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixnfkxHAn8g&feature=related

 


Uploaded by coachcapt on Apr 29, 2011

Chinese Percussion Workshop at Buddha’s Birthday, Southbank.

 


YouTube – KATEI – 2011BBF promo.mov

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgEGbFs6RX0

Uploaded by q150Buddha on Apr 23, 2011

KATEI is a young classically trained violinist who is recognised as one of Asia’s most exuberant and unconventional performers that even has Beethoven rocking in his grave.

As a tribute to the 15th anniversary of the Buddha Birth Day Festival in the picturesque Parklands at South Bank, KATEI is making two guest performances at this the worlds largest annual celebration of Buddha’s birthday.

YouTube – UQISA Angklung – Buddha Birthday Festival 2011.m4v

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvM7-jB_DIM


Uploaded by candraaja on Apr 30, 2011

 


The University of Queensland Indonesian Students Association (UQISA) performed Angklung in the celebration of Buddha Birthday Festival (Brisbane, 30 April 2011).

 

 

 

YouTube – Buddha’s Birthday Celebrations in Brisbane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoDhidWVFaE

 


Uploaded by QUTNews on May 1, 2009

 


There’s a very special birthday being celebrated in Brisbane as Buddha was born 2572 years ago.

Street dancing, kung-fu classes, and world famous performers feature as part of the Buddha Birthday Festival which started at Brisbane’s South Bank and continues through the weekend.

 

 

YouTube – Buddha Birth Day Festival 2010, Queensland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9pvHwsgt0A&feature=related

Buddha Birth Day Festival at South Bank , Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. This is the 14th year that the Buddha Birth Day Festival have been celebrated at South Bank.

 

YouTube – Buddha Day Festival – Drumming – Auckland, New Zealand, April 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIWc62ppsLE&NR=1

Buddha Day Festival – Drumming – Auckland, New Zealand, April 2010

 

 

 


YouTube – Buddha Day Festival – Scary Singing – Auckland, New Zealand, April 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SqlAJ_cg4w&feature=related

 


Uploaded by Z3bra on Apr 11, 2010

 


Buddha Day Festival – Scary Singing – Auckland, New Zealand, April 2010

My ears bled, but it was nice :)

(ACTUALLY, IT WAS CHINESE OPERA SINGING – HE SHOULD HAVE DONNED HIS COSTUME.


IN ANCIENT BURMESE SONGS, WE HAVE SIMILAR SAD AND SORROWFUL SONGS LIKE “NGO CHINN SHAY,” “BAW LARE,” “LWANN CHINN” SONGS – THEY MAY SOUND STRANGE OR DISTURBING TO WESTERN EARS)

 

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