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  Amongst White Clouds: Buddhist Hermit Masters of China's Zhongnan Mountains




 
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Publication Date: June 2007

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Amongst White Clouds is an intimate insider's look at students and masters living in scattered retreats dotting China's Zhongnan Mountain range. These peaks have reputedly been home to recluses since the time of the Yellow Emperor, some five thousand years ago. It was widely thought that the tradition was all but wiped out, but this film emphatically and beautifully shows us otherwise.

Inspired in part by the noted book by Bill Porter (Red Pine), Road To Heaven: Encounters With Chinese Hermits, and filmed on location in China by American director Edward A. Burger, the film takes an unforgettable journey into the hidden tradition of China's Buddhist hermit monks.

One of only a few foreigners to have lived and studied with these elusive practitioners, Burger is able, with humor and compassion, to present their tradition, their wisdom, and the hardship and joy of their everyday lives among the clouds. .
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86 minutes / Color / English, Chinese (English subtitles) / Stereo / NTSC / Region-free ,  Release Date: June 26
Directed by Edward A. Burger
Produced by Chad Pankewitz


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Buddhist Hermits and Monks January 9, 2008
Reviewer: Susan Law from Kingston, NY United States  
This is a beautiful documentary that gives the viewer at least a small glimpse into the lives of monks and hermits living in the remote mountains of China.  Their lives are simple and austere, and marked by light good humor.

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