Buddhist Film Festival Europe


Update: No new registrations are possible for BFFE online! Seduction | Addiction | Trust. The maximum number of participants of 100 has been reached.

While we are sailing on the winds of change this seems the perfect time to come together. With pleasure we present BFFE online! Contemplation and Connection.

BFFE online! shines a light on things that concern all of us, in connection with films that touch us. The world is our playground. We play for more compassion, nonviolence and concern for all sentient beings.

We are happy to invite you!
Our first get-together will be on Sunday November 29th, 11:00 till 12:00.
Subject matter: Persuasion | Addiction | Confidence.
(Main language: Dutch)

In these days especially, without much distraction, persuasion is everywhere. There is fear, touchiness and restlessness. A glass of wine, a tour of Facebook and even more distractions of the mind easily lure us. How can creating confidence act as our safety net?

Jotika Hermsen is our main guest at this first BFFE online! gathering.

Jotika founded the Sangha Metta foundation in 1993 and is one of its teachers; she lives the teachings. That characterizes Jotika: waking up to the fact that everything is impermanent (aniccā), that there is much discontent (dukkha) and that we can’t control it (anattā). She knows how – in words and in silence – to touch people and awaken the perfect beauty of life and everything it includes.

This time we focus on the film Dharma Rebel (70 minutes), about Noah Levine’s successful drug addiction programs Refuge Recovery (Noah is its founder and a buddhist teacher). Babeth VanLoo, director of the film, elaborates, and we learn more about Noah himself.

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Ilone Inge teaches yoga to addicts as a volunteer at addiction clinic Trubendorffer. She speaks about her experiences at the clinic and how practice can form a foundation.

You can ask Jotika, Babeth and Ilone questions ‘live during the meeting or in advance via email: BFFEvragen@gmail.com.

Join BFFE online! Register and receive a Zoom link using this link.

We are looking forward to your presence and participation.
The BFFE team

Eerst is er verlangen naar een roesje,
ontspanning, effe niks.
Uit onwetendheid ga je door,
daarna weet je en zou je anders willen,
trukendoos, met pijn van schaamte.

Dit is de weg zegt de Boeddha:
durven voelen, durven zien
een speldenprik vertrouwen,
een pad van bergen en dalen
wie kent het niet?

Laten we elkaar vasthouden.

Jotika Hermsen

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