Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Talk on the Transition from the Hinayana to the Mahayana

This is exciting. My first HD VIDEO POST.
I was asked to give a basic talk for wonderful small Buddhist group called Karma Thegsum Chöling in Erie, Pa.
The topic is the transition from the Hinayana (Lesser Vechicle) to the Mahayana (Greater Vechicle). Like trading your Dodge Omni in for a Lincoln Town-car or a Gran Torino - hehe.
Reference to the song Hotel California starts 10:30 into the 18 minute talk.

Basic Buddhist Talk and the song "Hotel California." from Mike Smith on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Canada Day 2008

Nice day on July 1st 2008, Canada day. Enjoying some beer at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth.

And here is a short video shot there:

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Oil Price in Real Time

No this is not a video. Just the price of oil in Real Time. Posting this simply as a resource. Time to get rid of your SUV and by a Hybrid. And time to insulate your house properly.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

New Years Party 2007

Finally getting around to posting this short movie from a New Year's Party at our house last year...

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Parade in Kentville, Nova Scotia.

By Michael Smith SellingNovaScotia.com 902.209.6745

Below is a short video from the 2007 Apple Blossom Festival in Kentville last weekend. Apparently it has rained the last three years in a row but not this year! What great day it was. Please enjoy this short video I shot at the Festival.

Click the play button twice to watch the video

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Shambhala Midsummers Day, Halifax, Nova Scotia

by Mike Smith

Originally uploaded by Tharchinski.
Tonight is the Winter Solstice. This inspired me to finish editing a project from the longest day of the year!

Video was shot on Midsummer’s day, June 2005.
Please enjoy this 5 minute film of the parade and celebration.
It is very colorful.

I’m trying something new by posting this on Google Video as opposed to my own website. The quality of the video suffers a bit but talk about convenient.
Video is here.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Journey to Prince Edward Island

Originally uploaded by Tharchinski.

by Mike Smith

Shot a little video of a trip to PEI last weekend.
Come take a short journey with us. And yes I ran into Mr. Jordan over there!

Shot this video with my small Cannon Digital Elph camera. Color is good, and you can't beat the size of it but it is lacking too many features to replace a video camera.

Link to video is here. (2 and 1/2 minutes long).

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Julio Olalla at the Shambhala Institute

Originally uploaded by Tharchinski.

by Mike Smith

Here is some footage from Shambhala Institute's 2006 international summer program. Every year seems to get better and better.

How do we Re-Ignite the Joy of Learning? Julio Olalla from Newfield Network teaches this module.

New! Short version - Just five minutes. Windows Media or Quicktime

Original version - 11 minutes. (Filmed June 2006, Halifax, Nova Scotia) - Video is here: Windows Media or Quicktime

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Video of camping trip to Porters Lake

Originally uploaded by Tharchinski.

by Mike Smith

For the long Victoria Day Weekend I went with a bunch of friends on a camping trip. It was a great time. You know campfires, outhouses, tents and all that. Here is a six minute video blog of the weekend. Enjoy.

Video is here: Windows Media or Quicktime (Quicktime version is a large file, something like 80mb)

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Global Village Square

Originally uploaded by Tharchinski.

by Mike Smith

-What are the new forms of leadership that are emerging in the world? The Global Village Square looks into it. Was shot last summer. This 5 minute videoblog is from the Shambhala Institute's 2005 program. Informative. Video is here: Windows Media or Quicktime

So I'm finally caught up with last summers video projects from where I work part time. Next videoblog will be from last Christmas. I'm behind because, one, I'm lazy and two I'm doing everything on a laptop with limited hard drive space. Not great for editing. I got inspired to finish and post this one after reading Steve Smith's blog today. Read the March 25th post. Some really interesting stuff he writes about. (Steve is my brother).

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Toke Moeller at the Shambhala Institute

Originally uploaded by Tharchinski.

by Mike Smith

This is where I work. Shot some footage from our international summer program. Ever want to know how to host a conversation?... Toke Moeller, Bob Wing, and Barbara Bash co-teach this module, "Circle, Brush, and Sword."
6 minutes. (Filmed June 2005, Halifax, Nova Scotia) - Video is here: Windows Media or Quicktime

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

More fun at Dorje Denma Ling

by Mike Smith

-Last month I took my girlfriend up to this Buddhist Meditation Center for their "work weekend." What fun we had! I'll let the video speak for itself. 11 minutes. (Filmed June 2005, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia) - Video is here: Windows Media or Quicktime