Wat Amaravati, England
Re: International TV Documentary
Title: "Our Life Is Like Our Breath
Subject: Life at Wat Pah Nanachat, The International Forest Monastery
Producer and Director: Mr. Hartwig Rohrmann
I have seen the film of Mr. Rohrmann and I found it an inspiring portrayal of life as a forest monk in Northeast Thailand.
Mr. Rohrmann has taken great care to present an accurate picture that conveys the essence of the monastic life.
I respect his efforts and skill in making this film and would recommend it as a documentary that would benefit people in their study of Theravada Buddhism.
(1st Abbot of Wat Pah Nanachat)
Wat Pah Nanachat
Bahn Bung Wai, Ampher Warin
Ubon 34310 Thailand
To whom it may concern -
The 45 min. TV-documentary by Mr. Hartwig Rohrmann entitled "Our Life Is Like Our Breath" was presented to us recently.
We at Wat Pah Nanachat are all of the same opinion, that this film accurately reflects the Buddhist forest monk tradition.
The well selected teachings of Luang Por Chah are the highlights of this film and demonstrate in a unique way the special qualities of this great meditation master.
We support Mr. Rohrmann`s effort to produce foreign language versions of this film and recognize, that it would be an excellent way to further the teachings of the Lord Buddha.
Ajahn Pasanno (Abbot)
Thai-German Cultural Foundation Bangkok
Rama 4 Road
Subject: Granting of a Sponsorship
Dear Mr. Rohrmann,
On behalf of the Board of Directors I am pleased to inform you, that the Thai- German Cultural Foundation (TGCF), Bangkok, has decided to grant sponsorship for your documentary, with the working title, "Finding the Buddha in Thailand" as presented at the Meeting of the Board of Directors in Hua Hin on May 6th, 1995.
Office of Text and Academic Committee
Mahamakuta Rajavidyalaya Foundation
Phra Nakhorn Dist. Bangkok 10200
Re: Your TV documentary focusing on the Wat Pah Nanachat
Dear Mr. Rohrmann,
We are pleased to provide assistance with your above mentioned international TV documentary about the Thai Theravada Forest Monk tradition of LUANG POR CHAH. You have already produced German and English versions of the Film, and we have decided to support the translation from English narration into Thai language.
THE WORLD FELLOWSHIP OF BUDDHISTS
33 Sukhumvit Road
Re: International TV-documentary centered on Wat Pah Nanachat
Entitled "Our Life Is Like Our Breath"
THE WORLD FELLOWSHIP OF BUDDHISTS is of the opinion that the above-mentioned international documentary by Hartwig Rohrmann is a great opportunity to make the world-wide familiar with Thai Theravada Buddhism and in particular the Forest Monk Tradition.
We believe in the high value of this documentary which includes well-selected teachings of Luang Por Chah and Luang Por Sumedho and would appreciate every support possible needed by Mr. Rohrmann for his project.