Pali, Pictures, and Post Production

Mid February? This year is flying by already. Right now I’m buried in a lengthy review all of the interviews I’ve done. It’s enlightening going back through the interviews (yes, terrible pun intended). It’s an entirely different experience to just watch the interviews compared with the effort required to conduct them. At last I’m getting to see what you’ll be seeing, and I have to admit, I’m pretty excited for both of us.

Last month I was fortunate enough to break away from editing and participate in a two week intensive course to learn how to translate the oldest Buddhist texts from Pali into English. It was taught by Richard Gombrich, a retired Oxford Professor and current editor of the Journal of the Oxford Center for Buddhist Studies. He’s written a wealth of material on early Buddhism, including some of my favorite titles like “What the Buddha Thought” and “How Buddhism Began.” It was an honor learning Pali from him and a joy to take in his wealth of ideas about early Buddhism.

My other way to find brief breaks from the film editing process is to instead edit photos. Yes, still editing, but I enjoy the contrast of jumping from a 3 year project to little photo albums that I can knock out in a half hour. Below you’ll find some stuff from all over the past couple of years. No rhyme or reason.

Richard Gombrich’s Pali Intensive Course at the Mangalam Research Center

Mary & Joseph Retreat Center

Long Beach Aquarium

Lake Tahoe

Arches National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Highway 1 Again

Philadelphia

Baltimore

Tampa

Long Beach Meditation

University of the West

2 comments on: Pali, Pictures, and Post Production

  1. Kris April 14, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    I am creating a website to host a number of suttas in epub form. Would it be possible for me to use the dictionary image you have at the top of this page for the background of the landing page? I will of course give credit to the source and a link to this blog.

    Thanks in advance

    • admin April 15, 2014 at 11:13 am

      Kris, glad your interested and would be happy to provide you with a higher res file if you need it. Just email me through my contact page.

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