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Running June 11 - July 1

Winner Best Spiritual Film and Best Spiritual Documentary at the 2009 European Film Festival in Paris.

Buddha's Lost Children covers a year in the life of a small, roving, monastic community, and it captures the struggle of forgotten young souls at the edge of Thai society. In the borderlands of Thailand's Golden Triangle, a rugged region known for its drug smuggling and impoverished hill tribes, one man devotes himself to the welfare of the region's children.

Listen to an interview with Buddha's Lost Children director Mark Verkerk.

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Odsal's picture

If they only knew how much they do have in way of care and genuine experience.

hlienpham's picture

A beautiful and inspiring film! Thank you.

checlita1982's picture

What a beautiful film...so inspiring! Our kids are the future of tomorrow... :)

beatrice's picture

Thank you. this film was very inspirational. Such tranquility amidst chaos. I pray they can continue and that something will be done for the girls as well.
Namaste'

pelejalde's picture

An inspirational and moving film! It portrays how much can be done with a compassionate heart. Thank you!

pdianne's picture

Incredible. Would love to know how the boys are doing now.

grayfox5's picture

This is a beautiful film from start to finish. The last five minutes of the film with the children at the temple and the incredible music, I could watch that over and over.

cds's picture

The nun in this film is such an amazing, spirited force. She does so many things so well and with boundless enthusiasm. I was glad that the film let us know about all of her work, and didn't just focus on Khru Bha.

meditatortoo's picture

Thank You, I really enjoyed this film, incredible dharma being shared.

nelierea's picture

beautiful film. But I agree with the comment above that I found myself wishing girls in these villages had some opportunity like this too.

Zoozyq's picture

Thank you. This is a moving and insightful film about meeting needs as they are and where they are with insight, compassion, and the dedication of one's gifts.

juliennevanloon's picture

Thank you so much to the filmmakers who brought us this heartwarming story. Kru Bha teaches self-discipline with a strong and loving heart. It is Buddha's teaching in action. As I watched, while I found hope in my heart for these boys, I couldn't help but notice the absence of such an opportunity for the girls of those same villages. Sadly, the movement for full ordination of women has a long way to go in Thailand (as elsewhere).

patriarc's picture

Remarkable Thank You..

amano1940's picture

A very moving film.Was the monk a bully ? I feel he gives the children love with discipline. And his love
Is unconditional !

philstuart's picture

A remarkable story. Really moving that this man has devoted his life to helping the boys and the community. The making of the film is a pretty impressive achievement too.

smnicc's picture

Beautiful film - beautiful Dharma opportunity!
Thank you!

philstuart's picture

Today's Daily Dharma:
"Compassion doesn’t always mean being nice to people. Sometimes the best thing you can do in a situation is to be rough with someone. We have to be balanced in accord with each situation."

Anicca1956's picture

Be careful when you say things like that. Or quote things like that. Some people are just looking for an excuse to act on aggressions.

susan.hopkinson5's picture

But then it is not true compassion! It doesn't mean the quote is dangerous, rather that ignorance is dangerous.

Clile.patra's picture

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myers_lloyd's picture

...and Khru Bha prayed for a Buddha to arrive?
The ocean might as well pray for water.

susan.hopkinson5's picture

I agree - it's inspiring to see such humility!

YANKITINGO's picture

THE MATTER IS THAT THIS MOVIE IS BIGGER THAN THE EVEREST, KILIMANJARO AND ACONCAGUA SUMMED UP ALL OF THEM TOGETHER: JUST IT IS ON GROWING UP FROM THE BOTTOM OF THEIR HEARTS AMIDST THE WORST CONDITIONS!!!

Caron Miller's picture

A wonderful film! Thank you!

lashamrock's picture

Great film!!! Talk about being a Bodhisattva!!! Thanks, Dina

Sam Mowe's picture

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