Films

Films to View at Tibetan House

We invite you to learn more about

Tibetan history, Buddhism and culture through amazing documentary films.

Films can be viewed at Tibetan House

Tuesday-Friday, 12:00pm-3:30pm

Saturdays, 11:00am-6:00pm

Call us to schedule a viewing (504) 897-9339 or email info@tibetanhouse.com

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Tibetan House Film Catalog

Adyashanti: Chasing Enlightenment740796436abfb8a28a6172e502ee09b8

The “you” who is chasing enlightenment will never become enlightened. Instead of striving towards some distant goal that you will never reach, Adyashanti invites you to stop and ask: How am I avoiding the enlightenment that is already present in each moment? How am I seeing separation where it doesn’t exist? Thsi engaging satsang reveals the futility of striving and illuminates the simplicity of Oneness. Excellent dialogues explore spiritual inquiry, depression, and being understood.

Running time 90 minutes

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Adyashanti: The Light of Being

In this inspiring satsang, Adyashanti discusses his first visit to a prison – San Quentin – where he meets with men sentenced for life. Their remarkable stories of finding peace and happiness within are compelling examples of what happens when the ego lets go of hope for a better future. “When you look inside with utmost simplicity and sincerity, what you find is the light of being.”

Running time 90 minutes

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Angry MonkAngry Monk

Tibet – the mystical roof of the world, peopled with enlightened monks? Only one of them wouldn’t toe the line: Gendun Choephel, the errant monk who left the monastic life in 1934 in search of a new challenge. A free spirit and multifaceted individual, he was far ahead of his time and has since become a seminal figure, a symbol of hope for a free Tibet. A rebel and voluble critic of the establishment, Gendun Choephel kindled the anger of the Tibetan authorities. The cinematic journey through time portrays the life of this unorthodox monk, revealing a face of old Tibet that goes against popular clichés. The film makes an abundance of unique and rare historical footage available to the general public for the first time. But it does not dwell on the past; rather it skilfully oscillates between tradition and modernity.

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Running time 97 minutes

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Blessings:The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet Blessings

In Tibet, the word for woman translates as “lower rebirth.” In a remote eastern region of the country, the Tsoknyi Nangchen nuns defy this definition. Devoted to the ancient practices of Tibetan Buddhism – once primarily a male domain – over 3,000 nuns have attained elevated status. Blessings explains the Tibetan Buddhist monastic system and the changing role of women within it.
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Running time: 100 minutes

 

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Compassion in Emptiness

Each year, His Holiness the Dalai Lama travels the world offering teachings and public talks to indvidiuals from Compassion in Emptinessmany different faiths and backgrounds. In 2010, His Holiness traveled to New York City to teach A Commentary on Bodhicitta by Nagarjuna and A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life by Shantideva. Following the teachings, His Holiness the Dalai Lama went on to address a sold-out crown at Radio City Music Hall with Awakening the Heart of Selflessness, a public talk followed by a candid question and answer session. In this talk, His Holiness discusses ways in which one can achieve the realizeation of selflessness and ultimately achieve inner peace, which in turn generates a genuine sense of responsibility for the happiness of others and sense of responsibility for the happiness of others and evenutally creates a more compassionate world for everyone. Hosted by The Gere Foundation and The Tibet Center and brought to you by Oscilloscope Laboratories, Compassion In Emptiness presents two historic records of one of the world’s most important spiritual leaders and his unique message of wisdom and compassion.

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Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpochecrazywisdom1

Crazy Wisdom is the long-awaited feature documentary to explore the life, teachings, and “crazy wisdom” of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, a pivotal figure in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. Called a genius, rascal, and social visionary; ‘one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the 20th century,’ and ‘the bad boy of Buddhism,’ Trungpa defied categorization. Raised and trained in the rigorous Tibetan monastic tradition, Trungpa came to the West and shattered our preconceived notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave – he openly smoked, drank, and had intimate relations with students – yet his teachings are recognized as authentic, vast, and influential. Twenty years after his death, with unprecedented access and exclusive archival material, Crazy Wisdom looks at the man and the myths about him, and attempts to set the record straight.

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Running time 86 minutes

*****

The CupThe_Cup_film

Inspired by true events, the story follows two young Tibetan boys, Palden and Nylma, escaping Tibet and arriving at a Tibetan monastery-in-exile nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas. The monastery attempts to hook up a satellite dish so that the locals can watch the World Cup soccer matches.

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Running time 90 minutes

*****

Dalai Lama Discourse On The Heart Sutra

The heart sutra is the shortest and the most popular sutra in Buddhism and is regarded as the summation of the wisdom of Buddha. It expresses perfectly the insight attained by non-attachment, the doctrine of emptiness.

In this program, the 14th Dalai Lama discusses and explains the sutra in its original form which is relatively unknown. The real world of the heart sutra is unveiled through this unique set of letters, photographs, images and sounds.

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Daughters of WisdomDaughters of Wisdom

Daughters of Wisdom is an intimate portrait of the nuns of Kala Rongo, a rare and exceptional Buddhist Monastery exclusively for women situated in Nangchen, in remote and rural northeastern Tibet. These nuns are receiving religious and educational training previously unavailable to women, and playing an unprecedented role in preserving their rich cultural heritage even as they slowly reshape it. They graciously allow the camera a never-before-seen glimpse into their vibrant spiritual community and insight into their extraordinary lives. Some shy, some outspoken, all are committed to the often difficult life they have chosen, away from the yak farms and herding families of their birth. It is the story of their spiritual community, one that couldn’t have existed 20 years ago but is thriving today.

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Running time 68 minutes

*****

The Dhamma BrothersThe-Dhamma-Brothers-DVD-210x300

In 2002, psychotherapist Jenny Phillips begins intensive meditation retreats for inmates at a maximum-security prison in rural Alabama. Based on the principles of Vipassana meditation, the 10-day retreats are conducted in total silence. This documentary explores the lives of four convicted murderers before, during and after the arduous retreats, as well as reactions from residents of the nearby town of Bessemer, many of whom object to the program on religious or social grounds.

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Running time 86 minutes

 

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The Extraordinary Life of his Eminence Garchen Triptrul Rinpoche

“This film is itself a beautiful journey in company of the great heart of Garchen Rinpoche: suffering with him through his terrible times of youthful struggle and bravely resisting the Chinese invasion and genocidal actions in Tibet, then being inspired by his great practive, especially of “give-and-take” meditation – sending love and happiness to all beings while taking away their sufferings.

We finally rejoince with him as his freedom and tireless teaching from his American base enable him to share his extraordinary loving wisdom with people all over the world.

It is a huge blessing just to see the existence of such a great being and this lovely film shares that with us.  It is what the Tibetans call a tongdrol, something that liberates just by being seen.” – Dr. Robert Thurman

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Running time 100 minutes

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For the Benefit of All Beings: The Extraordinary Life of His Eminence Garchen Triptrul RinpocheFor the Benefit of All Sentient Beings

For the Benefit of All Beings: The Extraordinary Life of His Eminence Garchen Triptrul Rinpoche is an experiential immersion into the Tibetan Buddhist view of the world as lived by one man who endured unthinkable adversity, yet emerged a living saint. With animated storytelling by Garchen Rinpoche himself, historical footage, and interviews with peers and students filmed in stunning locations in over 15 countries including Tibet and Nepal, this documentary film beautifully and powerfully paints the evolution of one human being’s journey to become “for the benefit of all beings.”

Garchen Rinpoche’s journey inspires and instructs us in a uniquely universal way to embody pure Love, the highest potential of the human mind.

Running time 100 minutes

*****

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: The Art of Peace

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The Dalai Lama is known throughout the world as one of the clearest voices for peace. At the heart of his profound teachings lies our fundamental need for happiness and peace in our lives. The teachings on this DVD reflect the Dalai Lama’s powerful vision – that our deepest happiness can only be realized through our compassionate and benevolent actions towards others. It is by understanding actions towards others. It by understanding and practicing this art of peace that we can transform ourselves and the world around us.

Part 1: Finding Peace

The Dalai Lama describes how inner serenity is necessary for personal and global peace. With warmth, directness and humour, he urges us to see how our personal happiness is dependent on an ethical vision of the world as well as our ability to care profoundly and actively about others. Blending both realism and optimism, he offers a practical approach for change.

Running time: 80 minutes

Part 2: A Universal Approach to Peace

In a diverse and interdependent world, the Dalai Lama believes it is vital to have a profound understanding of our shared human nature. Recognizing our fundamental inter connectedness allows us to transcend less important differences such as religious or political beliefs and is necessary for reducing conflict and establishing global peace.

Part 3: A Man of Peace

In 1989, the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. This amazing moment is history is captured and includes the award ceremony as well as the Dalai Lama’s acceptance speech. Contains an intimate portrayal of the Dalai Lama, show his warmth, wisdom, compassion and humour.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Basic Tibetan Buddhism

On the Full Moon Day of the Tibetan First Month, it is customary for a high Lama to give a lecture on the previous lives of Lord Buddha at the Tsuglakhang in Dharamsala. In Spring 2006, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama gave this lecture. He answers simple questions: Who was Shakyamuni Buddha? What counts as Buddhist faith? What are the Three Jewels? What are the Four Seals? How does one become enlightened? His Holiness urges us to use our unique human intellect to gain insight into these. He emphasises the development of compassion – the source of well-being and happiness for all.

Running time: 105 minutes

*****

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: A Path to Happiness:

3-Part Series

Considered one of the greatst influencers of our time, the Dalai Lama has spent his life teaching people how to be happy. Being happy is not only our right, he teaches, but is clearly the principle force that drives our lives. Our ability to attain a lasting happiness, howeer, is not so clear. The path of inner transpormation begins with develoing an understanding of our true nature. Once this door opens, one naturally develops a feeling of compassion and acceptance for oneself and others. In these difficult times, people are looking for answers to finding inner peace and happiness and arguably the greatest teacher shares important insights to getting there.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Heart of Change

Part 1: Wisdom in the Modern World

In a morning teaching, His Holiness the Dalai Lama examines promoting religious harmony through the recognition that we all share a core set of human values that can be relied upon to help us promote wisdom and compassion in our daily lives. Through the classic Buddhist concepts of View, Meditation, and Action. His Holiness explores how the concept of exchanging self for others in the path that leads to deeper compassion, wisdom and understanding.

Part 2: Using Wisdom as the Heart of Change

An afternoon of dynamic, accessible and practical presentations by accomplished spiritual leaders, scholars, philosophers and social activities, will clarify, deepen, and stabilize our understanding of the morning’s teaching by His Holiness, and inspire us as we journey on the path to wisdom, compassion and lasting happiness.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: A Path to Happiness:

3-Part Series

Considered one of the greatest influencers of our time, the Dalai Lama has spent his life teaching people how to be happy. Being happy is not only our right, he teaches, but is clearly the principle force that drives our lives. Our ability to attain a lasting happiness, however, is not so clear. The path of inner transformation begins with developing an understanding of our true nature. Once this door opens, one naturally develops a feeling of compassion and acceptance for oneself and others. In these difficult times, people are looking for answers to finding inner peace and happiness and arguably the greatest teacher shares important insights to getting there.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama: The Four Noble Truths

In July 1996, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama gave two days of teachings on the Four Noble Truths at the Barbican Hall in London. It marked an historic occasion. This was the first time he had given these teachings in the West and the first time that His Holiness has been invited to give a major teaching by a wide spectrum of Buddhist traditions.

How does an ordinary person become a Buddha, an enlightened one, a fully awakened, omniscient and compassionate human being, someone who has realized the meaning of existence. This is the central question of Buddhism. In his first teaching after his enlightenment, the Buddha presented the world with his answer. It consisted of four expositions or truths.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Harmony in Diversity

How to Move from Conflict to Compassion

Join in the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet at New York City’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine, for an extraordinary live presentation as the Dalai Lama offers a far-reaching vision of the universal harmony that awaits in the celebration of diversity. In an amazing message of compassion and wisdom, the Dalai Lama speaks of personal and universal themes. Our future is dependent on our ability to build relationships and communities that bind us to common aspirations. Our world is, in his word, “a human garden,” beautiful because many different flowers grow in it. To help it grow, the Dalai Lama urges us to foster caring and respect for the many spiritual and cultural traditions in our world. Only by nurturing and teaching our children and each other, and protecting the world we share, will we move from a “century of violence” to a new “century of dialog” in which individual efforts create a mass movement toward a world of lasting peace and freedom.

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KundunKundunmovie

In 1937, a two-and-a-half year old boy from a simple family in Tibet was recognized as the 14th reincarnation of the Buddha of Compassion, and destined to become the spiritual and political leader of his people. Director Martin Scorsese brings to the screen the true story of the Dalai Lama. Told through the eyes of His Holiness, “Kundun” brings to life the account of the Dalai Lama’s early life, from childhood through the Chinese invasion of Tibet and his journey into exile.

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Running time: 137 minutes

 

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The Lion’s Roar: The Classic Portrait of the 16th Gyalwa KarmapaThe Lion's Roar

This is the masterful profile of the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, the great Tibetan Buddhist master known for the Black Crown ceremony.  His line of successive reincarnations has its origins in the 13th century when the first Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa, left a letter predicting the birth of his next incarnation, or tulku, the first of many Tibetan Buddhist teachers to be identified this way.

He is recognized as the embodiment of the teachings of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, one that traces its source through Tibet’s greatest teachers Milarepa and Marpa to Naropa and Tilopa, all the way back to the Shakyamuni Buddha himself.

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Running time 50 minutes

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Little TibetLittleTibet

Sonam is about to go on a journey to one of the highest places on earth. As a Tibetan, who can no longer return to his own country, he is in search of Tibet, outside of Tibet. Could Ladakh be that place?

Known as Little Tibet, Ladakh sits on the roof of the world, in the northern most part of India. It borders with Tibet, and shares much of its culture, language and landscape. Here he finds the beauty of his culture, preserved in this remote, high altitude land. Along a journey through rain, snow and desert, across the breathtaking landscape of the himalayas, Sonam discovers ancient Tibetan monasteries and talks with Nomads in Chang Thang, the pasturelands which once stretched over the Indo-Tibetan border. He sees His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama give teachings to an audience of thousands and joins in the celebrations of a Tibetan wedding. In this land still rich in Tibetan culture, he finds the gems of his lost land, and yet he still cannot cross the border and return to Tibet.

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Running time: 90 minutes

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Milarepa (Part 1)

Transferred to Celluloid the inspirational life story of eleventh century Tibet’s greatest mystic, visionary, wizard and poet Milarepa.

Running time: 178 minutes

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Monk with a CameraMonk with a Camera

Nicky Vreeland, son of Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, gave up photography to become a Buddhist monk. Years later, he picked up his camera again to earn money to rebuild his monastery.

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Running time 90 minutes

*****

Mustang: Journey of Transformation

Lost in time, the Himalayan Kingdom of Mustang is one of the last sanctuaries of authentic Tibetan Buddhist culture. But, long isolated by geography and politics, the people struggle to survive and the center of their culture, the fifteenth century monasteries and the art within are dangerously close to collapse. Mustang – Journey of Transformation, tells the compelling story of the efforts to rescue this ancient place from the brink of extinction and help spark a cultural renaissance. Storytellers include His Holiness the Dalai Lama; the King of Mustang; and Luigi Fieni, the chief art restorer. – Written by Sarah Kass

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Running time 30 minutes

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The Saltmen of Tibet

Shot under extreme conditions in one of the world’s most remote locations, The Saltmen of Tibet is a work of sublime beauty and epic scale. Documenting the ancient traditions and day-to-day rituals of a Tibetan nomadic community, filmmaker, Ulrike Koch transports us into a realm untainted by the rides of foreign invasion or encroaching modernity. Observing age-old taboos and the steadfast homage to the deities of nature, four men meticulously plan their grueling three-month yak caravan to fetch “The tears of Tara,” the precious salt from the holy lakes of northern Tibet. The Saltmen of Tibet is a breathtaking collage of image and sound and a majestic tribute to the purity of a landscape, people and tradition facing extinction.

Running time: 105 minutes

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Songs of Tibettibetinsong

Tibet in Song is both a celebration of traditional Tibetan folk music and a harrowing journey into the past fifty years of cultural repression inside Chinese controlled Tibet. Director and former Tibetan political prisoner, Ngawang Choephel, weaves a story of beauty, pain, brutality and resilience, introducing Tibet to the world in a way never before seen on film.

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Running time: 90 minutes

 

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Tashi and the Monk

On a remote mountaintop a brave social experiment is taking place. Buddhist Monk Lobsang was trained under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama but 8 years ago he left behind a life as a spiritual teacher in the United States to create a unique community in the foothills of the Himalayas which rescues orphaned and neglected children.  5 year-old Tashi is the newest arrival. Her mother recently passed away and she’s been abandoned by her alcoholic father. Wild and troubled, Tashi is struggling to find her place amongst 84 new siblings.

Lobsang has channeled his own unhappy childhood into an opportunity for other ‘uninvited guests of the universe’ to avoid a similar fate. Can the community’s love and compassion transform Tashi’s alienation and tantrums into a capacity to make her first real friend?

Running time 50 minutes

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Tibet: A Trilogy

An epic journey into the heart of a hidden world.

A Buddhist Trilogy takes you on an intimate journey deep into the heart of an ancient Buddhist world.  Four years in the making and hailed as a cinematic masterpiece in 197, writer/director Graham Coleman’s three-part feature has been unseen for over 20 years.  Now the film has been reworked into a single presentation, complete with digital restoration of the original material and new commentary.  Part 1 is an intimate portrait of the Dalai Lama as a spiritual and temporal leader.  Part 2 journeys deep into the mystical inner world of monastic life and presents an authentic revelation of tantric Buddhism, with commentaries by the great 20th century master Dudjom Rinpoche.  Part 3, photographed in the awesome landscapes of Ladakh, is a meditation on the impermanence and the depiction of the monastery’s moving ritual response to a death in the community.

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Running time 134 minutes

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Tibet: Cry of the Snow LionCry of the snow lion

This documentary by director Tom Peosay presents the history of Tibet under Chinese occupation. While the film depicts life at Buddhist monasteries that are closely associated with the mountainous region, it also shows other sides of the country, capturing the poverty found in the city of Lhasa, as well as sweeping shots of the expansive Tibetan wilderness. Many notable actors contribute their voices to the production, including Martin Sheen, Ed Harris and Susan Sarandon.
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Running time: 105 minutes

 

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Away of Life, The Great Liberation

Death is real, it comes without warning and it cannot be escaped.  An ancient source of strength and guidance.  The Tibetan Book of the Dead remains an essential teaching in the Buddhist cultures of the Himalayas.  This enlightening two-part series explores the sacred text and boldly visualizes the afterlife according to its profound wisdom.

Part One: A Way of Life reveals the history of Tibetan Book of the Dead and examines its traditional use in northern India, as well as its acceptance in Western hospices.  Shot over a four-month period, the film contains footage of the rites and liturgies for a deceased Ladakhi elder and includes an interview with the Dalai Lama, who shares his views on the book’s meaning and importance.

Part two: The Great Liberation follows an old lama and his novice monk as they guide a Himalayan villager into the after life using readings from the Tibetan Book of the Dead.  The soul’s 49-day journey towards rebirth is envisioned through actual photography of rarely seen Buddhist rituals, interwoven with groundbreaking animation by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Ishu Patel.

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Running time 90 minutes

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Tulku: Divine birth, ordinary life

Gesar Mukpo, who wrote and directed Tulku, was born in 1973, the son of world-renowned Tibetan Buddhist master Chogyam Trunpa Rinpoche and his British wife Diana. At the age of three, Mukpo was identified by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche as the reincarnation of the late Shechen Kongrul Rinpoche (the Jamgon Kongtrul of Shechen), one of his own father’s teachers in Tibet. Three-year-old Gesar was then enthroned as a tulku in Berkeley, California. In the film, Mukpo’s British mother describes her scandalous marriage to a Tibetan monk, and her vision in a dream of being who asked to be her son. When Gesar was born and was identified as a tulku, his father believed he could be a great teacher, but did not send him to a monastery, believing it would separate him from his environment too much. Mukpo, who grew up internationally, and whose father died in 1987, lives an ordinary secular life in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has a daughter, is separated from his wife, and is a music video director and producer. Aware of the irony of his situation and the ambiguity of his life purpose, in the film he sets out to interview other Western tulkus to see if their disorientation is similar to his own, and to see how each has coped with the unique status of Western-born tulku. Mukpo travels to various locations to interview other young Western tulkus and the significant people in their lives. In the process, he relates his own life story and dilemmas as well.

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Unmistaken ChildUnmistaken Child

Young monk Tenzin Zopa has spent most of his life studying at the feet of the esteemed Geshe Lama Konchog. When the older man dies after a long, influential life, Tenzin is assigned to find his teacher’s reincarnated soul. Tenzin journeys throughout Nepal, from one small village to another, in search of the child in whom Konchog’s spirit has come to reside. This documentary charts Tenzin’s arduous, emotional quest, a task that will be judged a success or failure by the Dalai Lama himself.

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Running time: 102 minutes

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The Unwinking Gaze: The Inside Story of the Dalai Lama’s Struggle for Tibet

‘The Unwinking Gaze’, is an observational portrait of the Dalai Lama as he tries to engage the Chinese government into accepting the need for a negotiated settlement on the future of Tibet. Filmmaker Joshua Dugdale spent a year bargaining with the Dalai Lama’s Private Office to agree the access and over the following eighteen months we are party to the day-to-day agonies of a God King as he tries to strike a balance between his own personal vows as a Buddhist and the realpolitik required.

Running time: 115 minutes

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What Remains of Us

Filmed undercover over a period of ten years, What remains of us defies Chinese repression by presenting for the first time and Tibetan inside-look at occupied Tibet. The Screen and the camera become instruments of resistance when Katsan, a young refugee who has never seen his country, risks entering Tibet in order to carry a message of hope from the Dalai Lama.

In the dim light of the house, monasteries, away from prying eyes, young and old gather before the small screen, seized with emotion. Shocked by the message, the words unravel in whispers, revealing the urgency of the present situation.

This documentary both meditative and explosive takes us to the heart of the greatest challenge of all times; cultivating non-violence in order to survive and to build a human society that is further detached from the grasp of suffering, based on peace.

Running time: 77 minutes

*****

When the Iron Bird Flies: Tibetan Buddhism Arrives in the West

In 1959, the Chinese invasion of Tibet threw open the doors to the mysterious realm of Tibetan Buddhism and suddenly this rich, ancient tradition was propelled into the modern world. Half a century later, Padmasambhava’s prophecy has come true and the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism are found in every corner of the earth.

When the Iron Bird Flies takes us on an up-close and personal journey following the astounding path of one of the world’s great spiritual traditions from the caves of Tibet to the mainstream of Western culture. Along the way, the film tackles the provocative exchanges between Buddhist practitioners and scholars and Western scientists, psychologists and educators now at the hart of the emergence of a genuine Western tradition of Buddhism.

And the film investigates the question: “In these increasingly challenging times, can these age-old teachings help us find genuine happiness and create a saner, more compassionate 21st century world?”

Through candid interviews with contemporary teachers and practitioners, rare archival footage, and striking images of modern life that illuminate and make accessible the Buddha’s core teachings, the film creates a vivid and entertaining portrait of the world of Tibetan Buddhism, as it is manifesting in America and the West.

*****

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He’s known by different names — Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, or Khyentse Norbu, the great Buddhist instructor reincarnated — but either way, Norbu might be the most unassuming of Buddhist gurus. Reluctant to embrace what many perceive as his destiny, he prefers soccer games and drinks and even works in the movie industry as a director. This film follows Norbu on a pilgrimage to Bhutan by way of Germany and the United States after the 9/11 attacks, interviewing other Buddhists along the way.

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Running time: 100 minutes

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The Yogis of Tibet

For the first time, the reclusive and secretive Tibetan monks agree to discuss aspects of their philosophy and allow themselves to be filmed while performing their ancient practices.

Running time: 77 minutes