[Buddha-l] an Oscar-winning, Chávez-admiring Buddhist

Jo ugg-5 at spro.net
Sun Jul 7 12:49:50 MDT 2013

More on Stone: http://www.adherents.com/people/ps/Oliver_Stone.html  (and
the rest on this page)

Oliver Stone describes himself as a practicing Buddhist. Specifically, he
has said he follows the Tibetan branch of Buddhism. He was not born into
Buddhism, but adopted the faith as an adult.
Interview excerpt, from Austin Chron.:

AC: Which of your other movies would you say is more exemplary of your inner
OS: Heaven and Earth. The beauty of the woman, Le Ly, a true story. Her
ability to forgive her enemies. To transcend her pain. I think that is a
great ending. It's a great moral. She was a Buddhist and she converted me.
To the Vietnamese church and then I went on to the Tibetan.

Le Ly: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Ly_Hayslip 


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On Jul 6, 2013, at 23:23, "Jo" <ugg-5 at spro.net> wrote:

> See the link I posted, where this quote appears:
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/apr/15/oliver-stone-america-went-wrong

I did see that, and I saw that Stone was described as a Chávez-admiring
Buddhist. That prompted me to ask whether anyone knows in more detail what
exactly Stone's connection to Buddhism is. I guess rather than wasting the
precious time of the denizens of buddha-l, I should have asked Dr Google or
his research assistant, Vicki P. Día.

Mea maxima culpa.

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