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Monday, August 15, 2016

Did I get all the released deleted scenes from In the Mood for Love?

For those without the Criterion DVD. :-)



In addition, here're A Note on the Making (In the Mood for Love) Parts I and II.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Fw: The countdown is on! Lion's Roar & BuddhaFest Online Film Festival begins in less than two weeks.




The countdown is on! Lion's Roar & BuddhaFest Online Film Festival begins in less than two weeks.

Lion's Roar & BuddhaFest Online Film Festival

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Lion's Roar & BuddhaFest Online Film Festival

With less than two weeks until the Lion's Roar & BuddhaFest Online Film Festival begins, it's the perfect time to get your tickets! Be a part of this rare, cinematic exploration of Buddhism and art with six Buddhist films and six new talks from favorite Buddhist teachers:

Films:
  • Even Though the Whole World is Burning
  • For the Coyotes
  • On Meditation
  • Painting Peace
  • Saltwater Buddha
  • Women of Tibet: The Great Mother

Talks:
  • Tara Brach
  • Roshi Joan Halifax
  • Ethan Nichtern
  • Dawa Tarchin Phillips
  • Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche & Sharon Salzberg
  • Rev. angel Kyodo williams
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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mid-June 2016 visit of His Holiness The Dalai Lama in Westminster, CA

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

1967 Riots and Mongkok Incident (Feb 8, 2016)


唔少人都會將今次旺角嘅衝突事件同當年六七暴動作比較,指當年會放土製菠蘿,比現時更激進。不過譚耀宗就話當年情況好唔同,當年嘅高壓同而家嘅高壓好唔同,係天淵之別。咦?咁你即係認同而家都係高壓管治?
Posted by 雷霆881 在晴朗的一天出發 on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

People have been comparing the 1967 Riots with the incident happened in Mongkok from a few days ago. Is it appropriate? The 1967 Riots were fueled by Beijing's financial and organizational support, while the participants in Mongkok were materially unsupported by any transnational sites.

Speaking of the 1967 Riots, the lives of the Pro-Beijing Hong Kong people before 1997 were so fascinating. In Mr. Cinema (2007), unlike the ones dominating Hong Kong nowadays, the real pro-Beijing Hongkongers are always those left behind by the current dominant powers. The film is a Cinema Paradiso of Hong Kong.

http://www.56.com/u83/v_MTE2OTg2NzQ0.html?ptag=vsogou


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

[轉貼] 盧子健 - 港大風波的政治啓示令人不寒而慄

(盧先生是舅舅的中學同學,典型香港殖民時代精英,說出了這一代的心聲。小時候物質貧乏,唸書很苦,亦無可能出國留學,沒有港大,就沒有現在的我,雖然身在更好的學校,但母校在我心中還是絕對無可替代的回憶。) 2015年10月12日


【明報專訊】大約一年前,我告別本報「筆陣」,並暫停持續了30多年的政治和時事評論,放一個沒有下限的「悠長假期」。這個假期比我預想的早了結束,「破壞者」就是近日困擾全城的港大副校風波。不久前港大師生在校園內舉行了一次靜默遊行,發出了一個響亮的信息:「我們不會再沉默。」我也自覺很難繼續沉默。


我是香港大學的畢業生。1976年我踏入港大校園,從此生命不一樣。我在港大的最大收穫是做人和做事的道理,終身受用。眼見母校受到如此摧殘,真的難以沉默!


想當年在港大,我主要的學習並非來自課堂,而是來自學生會、學生運動、社會運動。所以當我見到一大批有權有勢有錢有地位的人口誅筆伐有正義感、有勇氣的港大學生會會長時,不禁搖頭嘆息,也可憐他們。我想他們的學生生涯一定是非常貧乏。


就港大風波已有無數評論,我完全贊成主流的觀點,就是風波因政治干預而起,一眾港大校委會的校外成員以莫須有的理由否決陳文敏的副校長任命。有些校委信誓旦旦的說沒有受到政治干預或壓力。如果他們想證明自己清白,就應該光明磊落地公開反對陳文敏出任副校長的理據。更好的就是成立一個獨立調查委員會,以一個公開公正的方式取證,把所有事實放在公眾面前,他們自會作出公平的評價。


不過,大多數評論在確認有政治干預的同時,針對的是校委會的決定和表現。較宏觀的會觸及學術自由的問題。較少評論觸及這次風波對宏觀政治有什麼啓示,而這正是這次風波驅動我嚴肅思考的問題,而愈想這個問題,就愈感受到近來頗為流行的一個用語:不寒而慄!


強硬是北京對港主旋律


港大風波啓示之一是不要再對北京對港政策抱持所謂強硬和溫和之爭的主觀願望。
不少人把港大風波歸咎於梁振英一個人,這未免高估了他的能耐。一眾有頭有面的校外校委不至於因為梁振英的要求就願意如此「樣衰」。就算是梁振英動員到某些中聯辦官員的協助,亦不能達至這樣的效果。《人民日報》系統刊物亦曾經就港大副校長問題表態,顯示北京早已介入事件。就算本地親北京勢力不是全面投入,介入事件的人肯定亦已得到北京有勢力人士的支持。


北京對港政策趨向強硬在過去兩年早已逐步明朗化,不過很多人主觀上不想確認。由「一國兩制白皮書」到全國人大常委「8.31」決定,到面對佔領運動寸步不讓,到票債票償、不怕爭議、去殖民地化等,在在顯示強硬是北京對港政策的主旋律。


但港大風波特別令人寒慄之處還有幾方面:第一,香港大學是香港的寶貴資產。為了政治目的,北京不惜摧毁這樣寶貴的資產。所以香港公民社會不要以為自我犧牲、玉石俱焚的策略能夠改變北京的政策。第二,一間大學的副校長北京也要過問,可見北京不單是要監督香港的管治,而且已趨向直接的管治,最終甚至會變成全面的直接管治,跟內地的政治制度看齊。第三,今次北京針對打擊的陳文敏,在政治光譜中屬於溫和泛民,連這類政治定位的人都不放過。有些溫和泛民以為自己是中央的「朋友」是一廂情願。當然「朋友」一詞的定義有很大彈性,甚至是可以隨着時間而轉變。昔日貴為國家貴賓、愛國商人今天可以變成一個貪圖小利的資本家。個人是否遭到鬥爭並非單是取決於有關人士的立場,而是服膺於大棋盤內的整體鬥爭策略。


風波的偶然性與必然性


由此帶到港大風波帶給我的第二點啓示:這次風波有其偶然性,亦有其必然性。偶然性在於風波緊隨佔領運動的腳跟,而必然性在於北京始終要強攻它心目中的香港意識形態堡壘。港大風波令人寒慄之處是這場攻防戰已經開打,未來只會是硝煙瀰漫。


不少論者把港大風波與佔領運動掛鈎,因為佔中發起人之一戴耀廷是港大法律學院副教授,陳文敏其中一條罪狀是包庇戴耀廷。就正如每一次戰爭啓動都有其導火線的同時,亦一定有更深層次的原因,港大風波也是一樣。


自回歸以來,港大有不少政治是非,其中1999年的民調被政治干預風波和2011年的「8.18」事件最令人矚目。這些是非並非偶然。


港大在香港有獨特的地位和角色。回歸前,港大是港英政府培育各界精英的搖籃,在政府、商界、專業各界,港大校友都是其中流砥柱。在港英計劃之外的是社會運動和公民團體中亦有不少精英來自港大。


港大精英覆蓋廣闊政治光譜,與港大的英式教育和管理息息相關,其校園文化的特點是思想開放、觀點多元、自由發展、不會膜拜權威、不會受制傳統或者教條。這些價值觀正是專制管治的攔路虎。如果北京要制訂一張去殖民地化的清單,港大肯定名列前茅。


當年港大的民調風波和「8.18」風波都使北京和本地建制權貴吃了悶棍。兩次風波中港大師生和校友對北京政治干預作出強力反擊,但這不會減少北京「收服」港大的決心,而且只會更加令當權者覺得「收服」港大有其戰略重要性。因為攻陷了這個不服專權的精英堡壘,在以後的意識形態爭奪戰中就會有更大的優勢。


精英輕易自毁長城 令人擔憂


北京在這次港大風波中出了很大氣力,以確保能打勝仗。但沒有一眾校委配合,北京亦難如願。今次風波對我的啓示之三,又是最令人寒慄之處是:所有校外校委甘願成為北京的馬前卒,親手摧毁自己家園城市的寶貴資產。


港大校委都是所謂有頭有面的人,這次做得如此難看,難道他們內心毫無掙扎?他們這樣做是因為會得到莫大的利益?還是受到莫大的威嚇?果如是的話當然令人震驚。但可以更令人震驚的是有些人也許為少許好處便出賣靈魂,有些更可憐的就是慣性服從權威,既然「阿爺」心意已決,自己唯有服從。


無論如何,這一批有頭有面的精英如此容易就自毁長城,真的令人擔憂。香港要能捍衛自己的一制,關鍵是能否捍衛我們的核心價值。學術自由、院校自主在港大崩潰後,其輻射作用遠超過港大本身。可以這樣說:除非是準備放棄香港的核心價值,準備放棄香港的一制,港大人與公民社會都沒有選擇,只能應戰。那些還在留戀建制地位或者貪圖小利的傳統精英,尤其是港大出身的,應該好好地想想:港大倒下去之後,香港不一樣,建制也會不一樣。傳統精英到時如果不被趕走,亦會淪為建制內的過氣附庸。


港大人和公民社會近日開始動起來。這場在港大開打的核心價值攻防戰恐怕還會延續一段時間。如上分析,這場仗不好打,但我們別無選擇,這場仗唯有打下去!


作者是公共事務顧問

Saturday, July 4, 2015

(暫定)(影象詩記某一頁) A poem for my vajra guru

Wherever you go
The good realms, the bad realms
The form realm, the formless realm
Pure Land, other planets
Let me rejoin you in your fatherland

No truth worth finding
No love worth seeking
Nothing worth getting
For I know not where to go to
But to follow the scent of your rilbu

I have forgotten our past
No future is gonna last
Your love as the ocean as vast
Drown me as deeply as you will
The shore of enlightenment until

All the love on me you bestowed
Just thinking of you makes me explode
All the light as a lamp you shed
Not for a second can I stand losing your footsteps
Your lesson will I never forget

The only purpose to return to the samsara
Is to once again become your protector
No, this is not romance
It is not like mundane relationships of man's
No one needs to understand

Monday, April 27, 2015

His Holiness The 41st Sakya Trizin is coming to L.A.! So excited!

His Holiness The 41st Sakya Trizin 
to Los Angeles in 2015!
May 1 – 2, 2015
We are delighted to announce that His Holiness the Sakya Trizin is making a rare teaching visit to Los Angeles at the invitation of Tsechen Chokhor Ling this spring.
His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin is the head of the Sakya School, one of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism.  He is renowned throughout the world for the brilliance and clarity of his teachings and his fluency and precise command of English. H. H. Sakya Trizin is one of the most important spiritual master and leaders of Tibetan Buddhism today. 

Schedule of Events:
Friday, May 1, 7:30 pmTeaching on Four Noble Truths & Amitabha Phowa Transmission

Saturday, May 2, 2:00 pmAvalokiteshvara Empowerment with Sahdana Instruction

Info: http://www.sakyacenterla.org/

DATE: SUNDAY MAY 3, 2015
TIME: 9:30AM to 12:30PM and 2:00PM to 4:00PM
HAYAGRIVA, VAJRAPANI, & GARUDA TRIPLE-DIETY EMPOWERMENT (Ta-Chag Kyung Sum wang) and SPECIAL MEDITATION AND CEREMONIAL PRAYERS WITH HIS HOLINESS.
LOCATION: PASADENA MASONIC TEMPLE, 200 South Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, Ca 91101

Info: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByFRHlZy0EJDaVJNd1hwYWVPU2FJQ2NlQkZpMVR3cE9ULVp3/view 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

You can't possibly waste your time if you always learn a lesson even from the dumbest thing you've ever done.

只要從中學習,時間沒有可能白過


Monday, February 16, 2015

列出幾位我目前為止最信任之上師

(紅)(寧瑪) 宗薩蔣揚欽哲仁波切 (欽哲諾布) Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Khyentse Norbu (1961-)
(黃)(格魯) 第14世達賴喇嘛 (丹增嘉措) His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (1935-)(在美國見過法王,其實這幾年較少看法王的著作,因為自己的皈依上師和其他老師本身已經是黃教,所以都會先完成他們設計的修習,有問題都會先請教他們)
(白)(噶舉) 第17世大寶法王噶瑪巴 (鄔金欽列多傑) (1985-) His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Drodul Trinley Dorje (法王國語很流利!基本上是我目前最愛閱讀之上師,法王永遠倔強懾人的法相令我完全全心全意、五體投地拜服,--我每天碰面的都是世界一流學者,甚至諾貝爾獎熱門人選,極端優秀的人,我熟悉,--除了轉世,幾乎無其他原因解釋到一個年紀如此輕的人,如何可能有這種智慧,他是超乎常人的,希望有一日可以依止法王。)

國內很多喇榮五明佛學院培養出來的師父都很優秀!堪欽慈誠羅珠、咏给明就仁波切都很好!

國內也有很多假活佛假上師,是政府打造出來控制群眾的,所以不熟悉的上師不要依止!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

頂禮法王蓮足!

I found this Weibo on the Android client of Weibo. I would like to share it with you:
@益西_寂静行者 :【大宝法王噶玛巴】現代各式廣告都宣傳著種類繁多的保養品、化妝品,很多廣告詞都強調,不用此產品等於枉過一生,用了皮膚就會白晰美麗,備受注目。然而,這類化妝品通常都很昂貴,結果不用會痛苦,要買又要多一筆花費,也是痛苦。其實,自己的美麗,決定在於自己,不是嗎?—《大手印了义炬》
More interesting comments:http://m.weibo.cn/2162188194/3810807290885458/email

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

這是一種高貴

今年暑假回美以後,我本來對香港感到完全絕望,覺得所有好的東西都一早死掉了,不會再有真愛、真實的熱誠,所有東西都是表面的、騙人的,叫自己一定不能再回去,但這兩三天以來,我真的重新看見了生機。Totally made me cry.

My beautiful hometown in Umbrella Revolution

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sept 24-Oct 1 | Mandala of Compassion

 

This Week at the Hammer

 

Mandala of Compassion

From September 27 – October 12, the Hammer Museum is pleased to welcome the return of four highly respected Tibetan Buddhist monks—Venerable Gelong Kalsang Rinpoche, Venerable Lama Nawang Thogmed, Lama Nawang Samten Lhundrup, and Lama Dorji Sherpa—to create an elaborate sand mandala in the Lobby Gallery.

This two-week program, presented in partnership with Ari Bhöd, the American Foundation for Tibetan Cultural Preservation, features the construction of a sacred sand painting embodying compassion. Millions of grains of colored sand will be sprinkled carefully on a flat surface over the course of two weeks, following precise and ancient instructions passed down over thousands of years.

 

 

 

ON VIEW

 

Hammer Projects: Mario Garcia Torres
Through January 4, 2015

Hammer Projects: N. Dash
Through January 25, 2015

Mandala of Compassion
Sept 27 – Oct 12, 2014

Hammer Projects: Yuri Ancarani
Sept 27, 2014 – January 18, 2015

 

 

WATCH + LISTEN

 

Watch the latest videos from the Hammer's exhibitions, public programs and events.

Recently added videos include Devin Kenny: In the Cloud/On the Ground, Lucky Dragons: Actual Reality, Thomas Lawson and Susan Morgan, Harry Dodge's The Time-Eaters Q&A, and Wu Tsang's Wildness Q&A.

 

 

Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

Thu Sept 25, 7:30PM
Revealing the passions behind the STREB dancers' bruises and broken noses, this film inspires audiences hungry for a fiercer existence in the world.

Close Encounters: Strut Your Stuff in the Sculpture Garden

Sun Sept 28, 11:00AM
Learn hip-hop moves animated by sculptural forms in the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden with Cheshire Moon's DANCESCAPE program.

 

Naomi Klein

Tue Sept 30, 7:30PM
Award-winning journalist and global best-selling author Naomi Klein tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth.

Lunchtime Art Talk: Mario Garcia Torres

Wed Oct 1, 12:30PM
Curator Aram Moshayedi leads a 15-minute discussion on Mario Garcia Torres's Hammer Project.

 

Mindful Awareness

Thursdays at 12:30PM
The weekly drop-in sessions are open to all who are interested in learning how to live more presently in life.

 

 

BECOME A MEMBER

 

Free for everyone, more for you.
HAMMER PLUS gives you special access to public programs, opening parties, and puts you in the mix of L.A.'s vibrant art scene. 

Join today!

Now you can now earn a FREE, yearlong HAMMER PLUS membership just by visiting 12 times in one year! Learn more.

Reminder: HAMMER PLUS members are invited to celebrate the opening of Robert Heinecken: Object Matter and Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take at the opening reception on Thursday, Oct 2.

 


ADMISSION TO ALL EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMS IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Free admission to the Hammer Museum is made possible through the generosity of Erika J. Glazer and Brenda R. Potter.

Hammer Kids is made possible through the generosity of the Anthony & Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation.

Hammer Kids has also received funding from supporters and friends of the Hammer Museum's Kids' Art Museum Project (K.A.M.P.), an annual family fundraiser. Additional support has been provided by Resnick Foundation, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, and the Art4Moore Fund of the Tides Foundation.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.
 



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