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Champion of Compassion
Champion of Compassion ( DVD)
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An engaging and insightful documentary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 12 days visit to Toronto, Canada for the 2004 Kalachakra initiation.

Today, His Holiness the Dalai Lama holds the highest regard throughout the world as a leader and a determined advocate of peace and human rights. He is also a scholar, a philosopher, an author, and a true "champion of compassion."


This documentary covers all aspects of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's visit to Toronto in 2004 for the Kalachakra ceremony. The ceremony took place at the National Trade Center in Toronto, Canada where over 9000 people gathered for the teaching. It took more than two years of intense planning and collaborative effort to make this a successful event.
Mustang: Journey of Transformation
Mustang: Journey of Transformation (DVD)
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The Himalayan Kingdom of Mustang is one of the last sanctuaries of authentic Tibetan Buddhist culture. Long isolated by geography and politics, the people have struggled to survive, and the 15th century monasteries that are the center of their culture have come dangerously close to collapsing. MUSTANG tells the story of a Tibetan culture that has pulled back from the brink of extinction through the restoration of its sacred sites. 30 min.
Mandala:  World of the Mystic Circle (DVD)
Mandala: World of the Mystic Circle (DVD)
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Mandala: World of the Mystic Circle fully captures all creation and ceremonial dismantling of the sacred Kalachakra sand mandala by four Tibetan monks of the Namgyal Monastery during August 1991 at the Buffalo Museum of Science, following the process from his first chalk lines drawn to the final ritual pouring of the sand into the river at Niagara fall." "Interviews provide the viewer with a fuller understanding of the diverse physical and metaphysical structures and meanings associated with mandalas."
50 min. color.
Kundun, DVD
By: Martin Scorese (Director)
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Praised as one of the best films of the year, Kundun is a motion picture masterpiece directed by five-time Academy Award-nominated director Martin Scorsese. It's the incredible true story of one of the world's most fascinating leaders - Tibet's Dalai lama - and his daring struggle to rule a nation at one of the most challenging times in its history.  Powerfully told and set against a backdrop of world politics - the film's release created an international uproar! Featuring a striking, Oscar-nominated score by renowned composer Phill Glass, this extraordinary motion picture has been greeted with both controversy and worldwide acclaim - experience it for yourself!
Seven Years In Tibet, DVD
By: Jean-Jacques Annaud
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Brad Pitt stars in the soaring adventure and incredible true story of an Austrian prisoner of war who is transformed b his friendsip with the young Dalai Lama.
Sacred Sites of the Dalai Lamas: A Pilgrimage to the Oracle Lake, DVD
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A remarkable film visiting the sacred sites of the Dalai Lamas in Tibet, a pilgrimage with translator and author Glenn Mullin. This fascinating journey explores the caves where the early Buddhist masters meditated, enters the monasteries where the Dalai Lamas and others taught, and - at an altitude of over 16,000 feet - looks down into the famous oracle lake of Lhamo Lhatso where every Dalai Lama has had prophetic visions.

The sacred sites: Potala Jokhang Drepung Monastery Nechung Drak Yerpa Valley The caves of Songsten Gampo, Jowo Atisha, and Guru Rinpoche Samye Monastery Lambhu Lagang Castle Ani Sanku Nunnery Lama Tsongkhapa Meditation Cave Tranduk Kangyur Stupa Terdak Lingpa Tashi Lumpo Champa Zhishi Sakya Chokhor Gyal Milarepa's Cave The Oracle Lake
Nyingmapa - Bodhgaya - Tsopema
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Bodhgaya-The sacred place where Shakyamuni attained enlightenment.
*The seventeenth Nyingmapa Grant Ceremony of Supplication for World Peace in the year 2006.
*This grant ceremony was hosted by H.H. Pema Norbu Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche, Dilgo Rinpoche, Rabjam Rinpoche, Geije Rinpoche and all the representatives from all Nyingmapa Temples.

Tsopema-The sacred Lake of Guru Rinpoche.
*The story of Guru Rinpoche subjugating the King of Zahor.
*The precious imprints and sacred practice places of Guru Rinpoche and Mandalawa.
*The symbol of blessings from Guru Rinpoche-The stem of lotus circle around the lake
Buddha Shyakyamuni taught in the scriptures of the secret tantra: Eight years after I go to nirvana, I will come again to this world and become the main protector of Vajrayana teachings in the name of Pemasambava. This pilgrimage trip covered from the place where Bodhgaya to Tsopema. We wish that all those who see and hear this collection will help to spread the teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni and Guru Rinpoche so as people can remove the obscurations and grow wisdom, finally mature to liberate from samsara.
Tibet's Cry for Freedom
Tibet's Cry for Freedom
By: Lara Damiani
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Inspired by a burning passion to raise awareness of the Tibetan freedom struggle and using the Beijing Olympics as the springboard, first time filmmaker Lara Damiani quit her job, sold her clothes and furniture, maxed out several credit cards, used her life savings, grabbed a camera and embarked on a journey across India, Tibet and Beijing, interviewing the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Prime Minister in exile, Chinese dissident and pro-democracy activist Wei Jingsheng, former political prisoners who'd spent up to 27 years in prison, and many more.

Tibet's Cry for Freedom explores both past and present in Tibet's long suffering non-violent freedom struggle. Learn the truth from the Dalai Lama about Tibet's real history and ponder the future of a nation whose time is fast running out. Understand why China's grip on Tibet is so tight, hear true stories of human rights abuses and listen to why many believe the 2008 Olympics should never have been held in Beijing. Tibet's story from the time of the Chinese occupation through to the uprisings in Tibet that shocked the world in March 2008 is told. Learn about the human rights abuses, political persecution and environmental destruction of this land known as "The Roof of the World."
Angry Monk
Angry Monk: Reflections on Tibet (DVD)
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Gendun Choephel is a legendary figure in Tibet. Believed to be the reincarnation of a famous Buddhist lama, this promising young monk turned his back on monastic life and became a fierce critic of his country’s religious conservatism, cultural isolationism and reactionary government. After leaving the monastery in 1934, and fueled by his intellectual curiosity and free-spirited nature, Choephel traveled throughout Tibet and India in order to understand the true history of his country.

Both a personal and political portrait of this pioneering and visionary intellectual, ANGRY MONK features rare archival footage, Choephel’s paintings, and contemporary scenes of sites he visited, along with interviews with Tibetan historians, scholars, writers, and his wife. Today Choephel is a revered figure in his homeland, and an influential symbol of hope for those seeking political and spiritual reform in a free Tibet. ANGRY MONK tells his story.
Little Buddha, DVD
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Keanu Reeves (SPEED) and Bridget Fonda (IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU) star in this motion picture spectacular from Academy Award®-winning director Bernardo Bertolucci (THE LAST EMPEROR).
Hand Mudras  for Vajrayogini Practice (DVD)
Hand Mudras for Vajrayogini Practice (DVD)
By: Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup
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On this DVD Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup of Kopan Monastery shows the various hand mudras to be performed in the Vajrayogini practice. This is an excellent tool for anyone needing a live illustration of how to do these complicated mudras. Please note that there are different lineages of practice for performing these hand mudras. What is illustrated here is one of a few ways to do them correctly.

NOTE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, the quality of the subtitles on this DVD is not perfect: they will appear blurry and with typos. However, the video of Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup demonstrating these sacred mudras is excellent.
Voices In Exile, DVD
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As the Tibetan people stand at the edge of extinction, "Voices in Exile" speaks out against the continued brutal policies of the Chinese government.

Most film and photography on Tibet is from the Western eye looking in. "Voices in Exile," by first-time Tibetan director Tenzin Wangden Andrugtsang, presents the Tibetan exile community from the rarely seen Tibetan point of view.

Never before seen footage includes many surprising interviews on the future of Tibet and inspiring accounts of life in exile.

Last Salt Caravan: The Ancient Trade Route to Tibet
Last Salt Caravan: The Ancient Trade Route to Tibet
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The Last Salt Caravan follows the Ancient Trade Route to Tibet's mysterious gorge with a salton spring. We follow the caravan as it is taking a salt-selling journey on the Ancient Trade Route between Tibet and China. The memory of the ancient trade route was regarded as something that had fallen into oblivion until we met the last salt caravan in the deep mountains of Tibet. The Province of Yunnan, located in the south western part of China, is the very starting point of the Ancient Tea Trade Route toward Tibet, which was also called a southern Silk Road with a two thousand year history. Caravans from Yanijing and Yunnan still take this route to trade tea grains and most importantly, salt. Throughout the history, slat had been the source of power and taxation. This region and the salt caravan have never been introduced to the outside world and therefore, their local characteristics and culture are untouched by modern civilization.

Coming of Age, The 21st Birthday Celebration of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, DVD
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On June 26, 2006, followers of the Karma Kagyu lineage of ibetan Buddhism gathered at Gyuto Tantric University in Dharamsala, India to celebrate the 21st birthday  and coming of age of His Holiness, the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. This DVD provides a visually beautiful and spiritualyy meaningful forty-five minute documentary of this wonderful occasion. The documentary includes scenes from Karmapa’s discovery, enthronement and education, a mandala offering and long life puja perfromed for His Holiness by the Gyuto monks, colorful images of the afternoon folk festival, an excerpts from a teaching by Karmap on generating Bodhicitta.
Buddha on the Silk Road (DVD)
Buddha on the Silk Road (DVD)
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In 1907 explorers discovered a vast treasure of ancient scrolls, some of
which were Christian. Dating from the 7th century, the Jesus Sutras are
Chinese accounts of the life and teachings of Jesus. The legendary
Chinese monk, poet, and scholar Xuan Zang traveled the Silk Road to
India and back approximately 1,400 years ago in search of the teachings
of Buddha. When he returned to China, he brought with him Buddhist
manuscripts and is thus credited with having brought the religion to his
homeland. In this documentary, the route taken by Xuan Zang is followed
by a film crew, and the fascinating history of Central Asia-and the
life of the traveling monk-is seen to resonate to the present day.
China: The Rebirth of an Empire
China: The Rebirth of an Empire
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Chinas unprecedented growth has placed it on the verge of overtaking the United States as the worlds preeminent power. But what type of power will China become? In todays interconnected and globalized world, the answer effects each and every one of us. In Pakistan and Afghanistan, China's humanitarian activities and investment in infrastructure have won it the hearts and minds of the people. Yet in Tibet and Xinjiang, China is reviled as an imperialistic abuser of human rights. Will China use its strength to dominate its neighbors and become a 21st century empire, or will China's youth lead the country towards democracy? Whether its a peaceful rise or potential threat, China's 21st century emergence as a great world power will change the lives of everyone.
Vajra Sky: Over Tibet
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Vajra is a Sanskrit word signifying the thunderbolt of illumination that cuts through delusion. VAJRA SKY OVER TIBET is an extraordinary cinematic pilgrimage to central Tibet in the 21st century. Traveling through breathtaking Himalayan terrain, VAJRA SKY visits legendary temples, monasteries and festivals, while revealing a covert policy to destroy this ancient wisdom tradition. The luminous faith of the endangered Buddhist community shines brightly within these sacred shrines.

His Holiness The Dalai Lama: A Special Message (an excerpt) "I wish this film every success. John Bush, who has taken a long interest in our traditions, has created this full length documentary of pilgrimage to Central Tibet, bearing witness to the enduring faith. I am grateful to him for his dedication to this project."
Lost Treasures of Tibet, DVD
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Mustang, one of the last outposts of Tibetan culture, is so isolated and protected, no Westerner set foot inside its borders for centuries. But in the early 1990s, this untouched society set high in the Himalayas opened its borders for the first time, exposing an ancient world's dazzling sacred relics long damaged by the elements and neglect. Today, outsiders are working with local townspeople to rescue priceless masterpieces dating back to the 13th century - but can these efforts preserve history in a way that is acceptable to the local culture?

Breathe: The Perfect Harmony of Breathing ( DVD)
Breathe: The Perfect Harmony of Breathing ( DVD)
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Harmony in breathing is harmony in life!

With the help of Yamila Diaz and Fabio Andrico, beginner and expert yoga practitioners will find simple but effective exercises that deepen and clarify their experience of breathing.

Harmony in Life means enjoying the beauty of existence.

The Tibetan tradition of Yantra Yoga emphasizes the importance of a complete, calm and harmonious breath. The exercises in this program, inspired by this ancient tradition, are designed as a simple way to apply this invaluable knowledge in everyday life.

Program Highlights include:

- Discovering and training abdominal breathing
- Innovative exercises to clarify the four phases of complete breathing
- Easy routine for everyday life
- Breathing with awareness and relaxation

Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth
Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth ( DVD)
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Mystic Tibet
Mystic Tibet: An Outer, Inner and Secret Pilgrimage (DVD)
By: Chistina Lundberg
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In 2002, a group of exceptional people from around the world signed up to explore the country that is home of the Dalai Lamas. But this was no common tourist trek. Guided by the renowned Tibetan Buddhist master Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the pilgrims found themselves engaged in a rare and powerful experience one in which the realms of great yogis and saints were revealed and personal transformation beckoned closer each day on the trail.

This intense journey takes one directly into the culture of Tibet and its arresting, spiritually-rich landscape in a way that is not often seen.

The pilgrimage was led by the Tibetan master Lama Zopa Rinpoche, who was a native of Nepal and moved to Tibet to study Tibetan Buddhism as a child. Along with many other monks, he was forced to leave Tibet in 1959. He and his teacher, Lama Yeshe, founded the Kopan Monastery in the Katmandu Valley.  Later they developed the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, currently one of the leading Tibetan Buddhist foundations in the world with over 140 centers located in 31 countries.
Lion's Roar, The Life and Times of His Holiness Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, the 16th Karmapa, DVD
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This is the masterful portrait of the late 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, the great Tibetan Buddhist master known as the Black Hat Lama. The Karmapa is the head of the Karma Kagyu lineage, one of the four great lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. His line of successive reincarnations has its origins in the 13th century when it was the first to identify tulkus, reincarnations of Buddhist teachers. He is recognized as the embodiment of the teachings of his lineage, one that traces its source from teacher to disciple through Tibet‘s great teachers Milarepa and Marpa to India‘s Naropa and Tilopa all the way back to the Shakyamuni Buddha.

Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, was born in Tibet in 1924. During the 1959 invasion by the People‘s Republic of China, the Karmapa left Tibet and settled in Rumtek, Sikkim, India. The construction of his new Rumtek monastery was completed in 1966.

In 1974, the Karmapa set out on his first world tour; he undertook a second tour in 1977. While traveling in 1981, he died in Zion, Illinois, north of Chicago. He was returned to Rumtek for cremation.

The film journeys with him in North America where he visited the Hopi Nation, offered teachings and performed the Black Crown Ceremony (Vajra Makut), enjoyed everything from zoos to video arcades, and initiated the construction of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra in Woodstock, New York, the seat of his lineage in North America. His cremation in Rumtek is vividly documented.

The narration script was written by the late Rick Fields, the well-known author of How the Swans Came to the Lake and a founding editor of Tricycle and The Vajradhatu Sun.

Sacred Tibet, The Path to Mount Kailash
By: Tom Vendetti
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Sacred Tibet - The Path To Mount Kailash follows Paul Horn and Lama Tenzin’s pilgrimage into Tibet, ending at the holy Mount Kailash.
Kris Kristofferson narrates and the late Gardner McKay co-scripted this story of a journey to “the Roof of the World” by world-renowned flutist Paul Horn and Maui's own Lama Tenzin. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is also featured in this award-winning documentary, filmed on two harrowing visits to Chinese-occupied Tibet.
Zen Noir, DVD
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A nameless detective, still mourning the loss of his wife, investigates a mysterious death in a Buddhist temple, but his logical, left-brained crime-solving skills are useless in the intuitive, non-linear world of Zen.

While attempting to question the inhabitants of the temple -- Ed, a monk with an attitude and secrets to hide; Jane, a beautiful, mysterious, bald femme fatale; and the Master, an infuriatingly obscure Zen teacher, who does a lot of strange things with oranges – the Detective’s logical mind is thwarted at every turn by his suspects' Zen thinking...

Detective: Where were you at the time of the murder?

Monk: What exactly do you mean by time?

Increasingly confused and unnerved, haunted by his dead wife’s ghost, and with his investigation going nowhere, the Detective finds himself drawn into a deeper, darker, more personal mystery, where he must confront terrifying questions about love and loss, which lead to a startling realization: the mystery he's there to solve isn't a murder at all, but the mystery of death itself.
In Search of Kundun with Martin Scorsese, DVD
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The making of Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated film Kundun was an historic event, the first feature film treatment of the life of the 14th Dalai Lama. Michael H. Wilson documented this emotion-filled encounter of Scorsese and his Italian and American team with the Tibetans who portrayed the key figures in the tumultuous recent history of Tibet.

Featuring compelling interviews with Scorsese, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, screenwriter Melissa Mathison, and production designer Dante Ferreti

85 minutes
Devotion of Matthieu Ricard
Devotion of Matthieu Ricard (DVD)
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Nearly forty years ago Matthieu Ricard left his native France and a promising career in cellular genetics to become a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in Nepal. He is now a translator, photographer and bestselling author (The Monk and the Philosopher, Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill) and an active participant in scientific research on the effects of meditation on the brain. He is involved in a number of humanitarian projects in Tibet and Nepal, where he resides.

Filmed on location in Europe, Tibet, India and Nepal, with footage and photographs from Tibet by Matthieu Ricard

Tulku
Tulku: You're the reincarnation of your fathers teacher..... now what? (DVD)
By: Gesar Mukpo
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At age three, Gesar Tsewang Arthur Mukpo, son of renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and his British wife Diana, was identified as the reincarnation of the late Jamgon Kongtrul of Sechen, one of his fathers own teachers in Tibet. Living in Boulder, Colorado and then Halifax, Nova Scotia, Gesar balanced competing cultures and strikingly different definitions of self. His life was far from that of an ordinary contemporary American or Canadian his father was a world famous Buddhist teacher and author but there was no monastery upbringing like that of perhaps the best known tulku, the Dalai Lama, or even like his father. And after his fathers untimely death, he was on his own with this challenge

Inspired by Tibetan Buddhist teacher and noted filmmaker Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche (The Cup, Travellers & Magicians), Gesar Mukpo has documented his own story and those of several other tulkus in this personal and thoughtful film that asks the questions, What does it mean to be identified as a tulku? and more broadly, How does one live in this world, fulfill ones destiny?

Features rare archival footage from Tibet, with appearances by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, HH Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa, Lady Diana Mukpo
Sand Painting
Sand Painting: Sacred Art of Tibetan Buddhism (DVD)
By: Namgyal Monks
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Bodhisattva
Bodhisattva: The Journey of the Seventeenth Karmapa (DVD)
By: Mark Elliott
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Bodhisattva portrays the Seventeenth Gyalwa Karmapa, one of the most important lamas in the world of Tibetan Buddhism, at a unique moment in his trajectory as a teacher: his first visit to the United States (and the West). In this hour-long documentary, this young man of extraordinary warmth, humanity, humor, and charisma speaks to packed auditoriums and delights in encountering this new world. As a sequel to Mark Elliott's earlier The Lions Roar (1987), a documentary about the previous Karmapa's first trip to the West, Bodhisattva continues to chronicle the life of this significant spiritual figure and his role in the transmission of Buddhism to the West.

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Bodhisattva captures not only the Karmapa's disarming honesty and genuine faith in his role as a bodhisattva, or one born to benefit others, but also reveals much about the fascinating question of transmission of religion, or belief system, from one culture to the next. The Karmapa gives profound teachings on the importance of thinking in new ways in order to address the social and environmental problems facing humanity, emphasizing how we are all deeply interconnected. Our recognition of this interconnection through the Karmapa's teachings in this film gives hope for regeneration.

Bodhisattva interweaves footage shot on tour, with superb background footage of the Karmapa's childhood in Tibet, sequences in Dharamsala, India, and film of the previous Sixteenth Karmapa.

Meet the 17th Karmapa!

Tibet Beyond Fear (DVD)
Tibet Beyond Fear (DVD)
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Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint, DVD
By: Neten Chokling
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Milarepa depicts the humble beginnings of the man who was to become Tibet's greatest saint.

A true story based on centuries-old oral traditions, a youthful Milarepa is propelled into a world of sorrow and betrayal after his father's sudden death. Destitute and hopeless, he sets out to learn black magic - and exact revenge on his enemies - encountering magicians, demons, an enigmatic teacher and unexpected mystical power along the way. But it is in confrontation with the consequences of his anger that he learns the most.

Photographed in the stunning Lahaul-Spiti region of Northern India, Milarepa offers a provocative parallel to the cycle of violence and retribution we see consuming today's world.

Vajra Kilaya Intensive Ritual (DVD)
Vajra Kilaya Intensive Ritual (DVD)
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This DVD was recorded in 2007 during the Vajra Kilaya intensive ritual practices presided over by H.H. Sakyu Trizin at Sakya Institute Puruwala, India. In the DVD, there is H.H. Sakya Trizin's teachings and the Vajra Kilaya  dances. The practice of Vajra Kilaya is one of the main practices in the Sukya lineage. The origin of this practice came from Guru Padmasambhava when he was in Tibet and he gave this teaching to Sakya master Khon Lu Wangpo and has been preserved perfectly till now. May the ones who have good connection with this practice watch this precious ritual and cherish it.
Bhutan: Taking the Middle Path to Happiness, DVD
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Imagine a country where happiness is the guiding principle of government. Imagine a people who see all life as sacred and the source of their happiness, a place with an abundance of clean and renewable energy, a nation committed to preserving its culture and whose progress is measured by obtaining Gross National Happiness for its people. Where is this Shangri-La? Bhutan. But can a place like Bhutan really exist? Can such ideals be realized? Can this small, geographically isolated country tucked away in the Himalayans truly protect its environment and culture as they open their doors to the West? The answer is rooted in the Bhutanese view of the world, anchored in Buddhism, with the simple message that happiness can only be found by taking the middle path the path that balances the needs of man with the powerful spirits of nature.

--Bonus Feature - A short film in which His Holiness the Dalai Lama expresses his views on happiness. The interview took place in Dharamsala, India, where he resides in exile. The backdrop for the film is scenery from the documentary film Sacred Tibet The Path To Mount Kailash.
Eye of the Land: The Creation of the Tashi Gomang Stupa (DVD)
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Eye of the Land tells the story of the making of the forty two foot high Tashi Gomang Stupa near Crestone, a remote area in Southern Colorado. A Stupa is an architectural rendering of enlightened mind and is used to contain the relics of great Buddhist teachers, transmitting the very essence of their wisdom, realization and compassion for all beings. Created over e period of seven years by a small group of dedicated volunteers, the Tashi Gomang Stupa is dedicated to His Holiness the XVI Gyalwa Karmapa, one of the foremost masters of Tibetan Buddhism.
Guge: The Lost Kingdom of Tibet
Guge: The Lost Kingdom of Tibet
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In the barren landscape of of remote western Tibet lie the ruins of a mysterious kingdom. Guge is said to be the highest of ancient kingdoms located on the ridge of the roof of the world

Guge -  a mighty kingdom established by the descendants of the royal family of the Tubo Dynasty that ruled all Tibet from about 630 to 842 AD - was once an extraordinary Christian and Buddhist civilization rich with art and culture - flourished over 700 years from the 19th to 17th century and then vanished mysteriously without a trace in 1630.

Till now archeologists have been unable to understand the mystery of Guge’s demise, but a recent discovery may unlock the enigma of the Guge Kingdom and what happened to her almost 400 years ago.

Fire Under the Snow: A Tibetan Monk
Fire Under the Snow: A Tibetan Monk - a Spirit Unbroken by 33 Years of Torture (DVD)
By: Makoto Sasa
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The autobiography of Palden Gyatso, who was arrested in 1959 after taking part in a non-violent demonstration for Tibetan independence. After a failed escape bid he was starved and tortured. Following his release in 1992, after 33 years of captivity, he fled to India and began to reveal the true extent of the Chinese oppression in Tibet.

Palden Gyatso, a Buddhist monk since childhood, was arrested by the Chinese Communist Army in 1959. He spent the next 33 years in prison for the "crimes" of peaceful demonstration and refusal to denounce his apolitical teacher as an Indian spy. He was tortured, starved and sentenced to hard labor. He watched his nation and culture destroyed, his teachers, friends and family displaced, jailed or killed under Chinese occupation.

Fire Under the Snow reaches back to Palden's birth in 1933 and follows him through the Orwellian nightmare that began with the Chinese invasion. We cut back and forth between the past and Palden's present as an activist, living in exile. Our P.O.V. becomes a "third eye" hovering over Paldens current life, haunted by his memories of the past. We explore the escalating cycle of interrogation and physical violation during his years in prison that ended decades later with Palden's escape from Tibet and a cathartic meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

The film also investigates the basis of Palden's resilience. He claims that faith in Buddhism helped him survive the 33 years of his imprisonment. Furthermore, he insists that he is not angry with the Chinese. He believes these atrocities befell him due to "karma."

While imprisoned, the mere existence of the Dalai Lama was a beacon of hope to Palden and fellow prisoners-of-conscience. They dreamed of being released from their torment and delivered into his open arms. Today, the Dalai Lama and his supporters advance the idea of a "mutually beneficial" autonomy within China, an idea generated from Buddhist philosophy. Palden Gyatso and a sizable constituency are holding-out for total independence. Thus, a painful schism exists. Through discussions lead by Palden, competing political agendas are revealed within the Tibetan exile community.

At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, we filmed the entirety of Palden's participation in a hunger strike. Using this highly publicized and symbolic event, an attempt is made to draw public attention to Beijing's hosting of the 2008 Olympics. International Olympic Committee Vice President Mario Pescante visits the site of the hunger strike to negotiate a cessation of the action, and reveals the impotence of his position. We capture Palden's dedication to the cause, his mentoring of the younger Tibetan hunger strikers, and his emotional recollections of lost comrades. The strike throws into harsh relief the reality that human rights concerns are trampled under by naked economic ambitions.

Despite all, Palden Gyatso remains unbroken, keeping the flame of his spirit ablaze.

Fire Under the Snow reveals the contours of an inspirational story: the survival of a mind and a soul under unthinkable duress.


Mystical Tibet [Blu-ray] (2 DVD set)
Mystical Tibet [Blu-ray] (2 DVD set)
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The land of Tibet is one of the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth. Nestled between the towering peaks of the Himalayas and the barren starkness of the Gobi desert, it is a mysterious place whose ancient culture is still relatively unknown. In this program we explore the land and people of Tibet, its ancient customs, and its mysterious past as we journey across one of the world s most fascinating landscapes.

Episode 1: The Last Salt Caravan
The Last Salt Caravan follows the ancient trade route that connected Tibet with China. Sometimes referred to as the Southern Silk Road, this ancient trade route stretched from the province of Yunnan deep into the mountains of Tibet. For 2,000 years it was the principal route for the exchange of tea and grains, with the pink salt of the Himalayas being perhaps the most famous export. Filmed here for the first time, this ancient route offers an unprecedented look into the soul of this ancient land.

Episode 2: Guge: The Lost Kingdom of Tibet
 In the barren landscape of remote western Tibet lie the ruins of the mysterious kingdom of Guge. Located on the ridge of the roof of the world, this extraordinary civilizationan amalgam of Christian and Himalayan Buddhist civilizationflourished for over 900 years, from the ninth through the seventeenth centuries, before vanishing mysteriously without a trace in 1630. Explore the recent discoveries that finally may unlock the enigma of the Kingdom of Guge, and why it disappeared almost 400 years ago.
The Cup (DVD)
By: Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
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Prayer. Meditation. Rituals. Soccer?

World Cup soccer fever sweeps into a remote Himalayan monastery and centuries-old traditions are threatened—the young monks will do just about anything to watch the final match, posing a unique challenge to the venerable lamas in charge. An inspiring tale of colliding cultures, midnight escapades and daring secret plots…

  • A true story
  • Filmed on location at Chokling Monastery, India
  • Vibrant 16:9 transfer direct from film to HD master

Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy, An Epic Journey into the Heart of a Hidden World-DVD
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Part I: The Dalai Lama, the Monasteries and the People
Filmed in the Dalai Lama's residence in Dharamsala, India, and in the rebuilt Sera Monastery, the second largest monastery of the old Tibet, the opening part of the Trilogy observes the Dalai Lama in his dual role as head of state and spiritual teacher.

Part II: Radiating the Fruit of Truth
Part II journeys deep into the mystical inner world of monastic life. Set in the ancient village of Boudha, Nepal, and the isolated mountain caves of the yogis, the film follows the lamas of the Phulwary Sakya Monastery through their contemplative retreats, the building of an intricate cosmogram, and the performance of an ancient protective ritual invocation of the female deity Tara known as “A Beautiful Ornament.”

Part III: The Fields of the Senses
Set in the majestic mountain landscape of Ladakh, Part III is a meditation on impermanence and the relationship between the mind, body and environment.
Enlightenment Guaranteed
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In Doris Dörrie's ENLIGHTENMENT GUARANTEED, two brothers, Uwe (Uwe Ochsenknecht) and Gustav (Gustav-Peter Wöhler), set off from Munich for Japan. Gustav has been planning the trip for some time--he...  In Doris Dörrie's ENLIGHTENMENT GUARANTEED, two brothers, Uwe (Uwe Ochsenknecht) and Gustav (Gustav-Peter Wöhler), set off from Munich for Japan. Gustav has been planning the trip for some time--he is going to a retreat in a Buddhist monastery. But Uwe is undertaking the trip on a whim at the spur of the moment. Unexpectedly, Uwe's wife and children walked out on him, so he is going on the trip because he needs to be with his brother. On their first night in Tokyo, the brothers go out for dinner but then suffer a cascading series of disasters as they manage to lose their way, their money, their bank cards, and then, in the organized chaos of a massive Tokyo interchange, each other. Gustav is desperate and, hilariously, finds himself singing for money in the subway. Magically, it works.
Un Buda
Un Buda: a journey of discovery, with love (DVD)
A film by Diego Rafecas
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Un Buda is the brilliant feature film debut of director Diego Rafecas, a Zen teacher in Argentina. The film follows two brothers orphaned as children when their parents were taken by the military during the "Dirty Wars"of the 1970s in Argentina. Tomas (Agustin Markert) is now a drifting and withdrawn young man who experiments with ascetic practices and has an instinctive compassion for others.
Zen
By; Banmei Takahashi (Director)
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Zen is a poignant, in-depth, reverent and surprisingly moving portrait of Eihei Dogen, the great 13th century Japanese Buddhist master. He studied at Buddhist centers in China and established a monastic practice which emphasizes sitting meditation; he is regarded as the founder of the Soto school of Zen. This feature film is impressively well-researched and produced with great attention to authentic detail.

From pilgrimages to China to armed monks at war, the Kamakura Era was a time of upheaval in Japan and saw the beginnings of both the Rinzai and Soto schools of Zen, and the arrival of tea. The country would never be the same again.

Born in 1200, orphaned at eight and initiated as a monk at age fourteen, Dogen is perhaps best known in the west for his texts Instructions to the Cook and a collection of discourses called the Shobo Genzo. He led a renaissance in practice and doctrine in Japan, and his Zen is the practical implementation of the principle of non-duality. Two key points are: there is no gap between practice and enlightenment; and, right behavior in daily life is Buddhism itself.

To study the way of enlightenment is to study the self.
To study the self is to forget the self.
To forget the self is to be actualized by myriad things.
When actualized by myriad things, your body and mind
as well as the bodies and minds of others drop away.
Dogen (translation by Kazuaki Tanahashi)

The Zen of Dogen with Kazuaki Tanahashi, editor of the new complete Shobo Genzo

A Kadokawa Pictures Release
Director: Banmei Takahashi
Starring: Kantaro Nakamura, Yuki Uchida, Ryushin Tei, Jun Murakami
Filmed on location in Japan

127 min / Color / Japanese and Chinese (English subtitles) / Stereo / NTSC / Region 1
Travellers & Magicians, DVD
By: Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
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Khyentse Norbu’s follow-up to his audience favorite THE CUP is the first feature film ever shot in the tiny kingdom of Bhutan. One of Himalayan Buddhism’s most revered lamas, Khyentse (aka Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche) weaves parallel fable-like tales about two men who seek to escape their mundane lives in TRAVELLERS & MAGICIANS.

Young government official Dondup dreams of escaping to America while stuck in a ravishingly beautiful but isolated village. When the first chance arrives, he immediately heads for town and an awaiting visa, but things don't go quite as planned. Missing the bus, he hitchhikes with an elderly apple seller, a sage young monk, and an old man travelling with his beautiful daughter Sonam. Along the way, the perceptive yet mischievous monk tells Dondup a story of another young man who sought a land far away: a tale of lust, jealousy and murder that holds up a mirror to the restless Dondup and his blossoming attraction to the innocent Sonam.

TRAVELLERS & MAGICIANS is a magical mixture of rustic road movie and mystical fable...a potpourri of desire and its consequences, set in a breathtaking landscape.
Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom
Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom (DVD)
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A provocative and potent look at The Dalai Lama's ceaseless struggle for justice and recognition for the Tibetan people, The Sun Behind the Clouds  focuses on the pivotal and particularly tumultuous events of 2008. From Buddhist monks' protests in Lhasa on the 50th anniversary of the Chinese invasion and the four-month march of exiled Tibetans through India to the Tibetan border, to the Beijing Olympics and the raucous talks between the Dalai Lama's representatives and the Chinese government, the film uncovers the growing rifts between younger Tibetans and their most respected spiritual leader.

While His Holiness advocates for political autonomy within China rather than secession from it, a younger generation within Tibet has grown impatient and begun to chart a more confrontational course. Following The Dalai Lama's political life with unprecedented personal access, Tibetan filmmaker Tenzing Sonam and co-director Ritu Sarin bring an impassioned focus to the myriad complexities in finding a peaceful solution based on compromise and dialogue.
Walk With The Master: The Story of the Sites of The Buddha (DVD)
Walk With The Master: The Story of the Sites of The Buddha (DVD)
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Explore the life of Prince Siddhartha--who became the revered Buddha--by visiting the sites of his personal journeys centuries ago. Envision the past with animations and art while learning each site's significance in modern-day footage and thoughtful, fact-filled narrative.
Buddha Wild: Monk in a Hut
Buddha Wild: Monk in a Hut (DVD)
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Award winning documentary directed and presented by Anna Wilding. A beautiful and moving film that is a refreshing and entertaining synthesis of Eastern and Western culture. Buddha Wild explores our lives as we strive to live in one with nature, our environment, and explores what really goes on behind the monastery doors, through a group of remote monks adapting to the Western world. This engaging movie touches on hot-button issues like the roles of women, racism, politics, the environment, and celibacy. Special Features include interviews, and an appearance by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Dharma River: Journey of a Thousand Buddhas
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DHARMA RIVER is a timeless journey through legendary rivers to the great Buddhist temples and mystical sites of Laos, Thailand & Burma. It offers a direct experience of lost civilizations, sacred spaces and ancient wisdom traditions.

The Buddha image reverberates continually in dozens of temples, caves, and shrines but is never the same. The narration explores the different cultural representations of this universal icon of inner peace and its contemporary relevance.
Prajna Earth: Journey into Sacred Nature
Journey into Buddhism: Prajna Earth: Journey into Sacred Nature, DVD
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Prajna is a Sanskrit word for radiant wisdom.

This Yatra, or pilgrimage, explores the lost civilization of Angkor in Cambodia including the largest temple in the world - the magnificent Angkor Wat. The journey continues on to the sacred nature sites of Hindu Bali, to trance dancers in the jungles of Java, and finally to discover the gigantic seven level mandala wonder of Buddhist Borobudur.

This yatra visits spiritual intersections where Buddhist and Hindu wisdom traditions merged with the animist worship of nature. This revealed a profound understanding of sacred nature existing both in the environment and within all living beings.
Dreaming Lhasa, DVD
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Tibetan filmmaker Karma travels from New York to Dharmasala, the Dalai Lama’s exile headquarters in northern India, to interview political prisoners who have escaped from Tibet.  There she meets Dhondup, an enigmatic ex-monk who has come to India to fulfill his dying mother’s last wish - to deliver a charm box to a long-missing resistance fighter.  Soon Karma finds herself caught up in his quest, which becomes both a journey into Tibet’s fractured past and a voyage of self-discovery.
Yangsi: A Coming of Age Story Set Between Two Worlds
Yangsi: For the Young Yangsi, Reincarnation is Just the Beginning
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Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche is the incarnation of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, who passed away in 1991 at the age of 81.

Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche was born in Nepal on June 30,1993. When Khyentse Rinpoche passed away, his close students requested Trulshik Rinpoche, his most senior and accomplished disciple, to find his incarnation. He had numerous dreams and visions that clearly indicated the identity of the incarnation. His Holiness the Dalai Lama confirmed that this child was the tulku (or reincarnation) of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche is being educated in the quiet of Bhutan under the guidance of Rabjam Rinpoche. He studies a complete Shedra (nine-year philosophical college course) in Bhutan tutored by Khenpo Yeshe Gyaltsen. English and meditation are included in the curriculum.

He is also receiving the teachings and empowerments that his predecessor held. Every year he travels to Nepal for the Tibetan New Year to visit his family and partake in the annual ceremonies at Shechen Monastery.

This DVD includes 40 minutes of Bonus Material, such as teachings, bloopers, and many intimate moments not included in the film.
When the Iron Bird Flies: Tibetan Buddhism Arrives in the West
When the Iron Bird Flies: Tibetan Buddhism Arrives in the West (DVD)
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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, Padmasambhavas 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 heart of the emergence of a genuine Western tradition of Buddhism.
Through the Eastern Gate DVD
Through the Eastern Gate DVD
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Through the Eastern Gate DVD
Creating Buddhas
Creating Buddhas (DVD)
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"Creating Buddhas: The Making and Meaning of Fabric Thangkas" is the story of a western woman who became a fabric thangka maker. Now, with great love and devotion, she is bringing the gift of fabric thangka to our culture.

 Fabric thangka is a silk embroidered and appliquéd art form in Tibetan Buddhism and is also known as Applique Thangka, Brocade Thangka, and Silk Thangka. Fabric thangka is so rare that in some places it is only seen once a year, and then for only for a few hours.

 Trained in Dharamsala, India for nine years, Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo is one of the few female makers in world and one of the only fabric thangka makers in the west. This film also explores Leslie’s life-changing journey of discovering fabric thangka, her apprenticeship in Dharmasala, India, the step-by-step by process of producing a fabric thangka, and the history and spiritual importance in Tibetan Buddhism. Through this film, we see her produce a thangka of the female Buddha Tara. In a sense, Leslie is like Tara. She became a master of a male tradition and we see fabric thangka through feminine eyes.
Blindsight
Blindsight (DVD)
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Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, BLINDSIGHT follows the gripping true-life adventure of six blind Tibetan teenagers on a climbing expedition up formidable Mount Everest. Believed to be possessed by demons because of their blindness, the children are feared by their parents, scorned by their villages and rejected by society. Rescued by a blind educator and adventuress, the students invite a famous blind mountain climber to visit their school and let him lead them higher than they have ever been before. The result is nothing anyone could have predicted.
Saltmen of Tibet (1998), DVD
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Shot under extreme conditions in one of the world’s most remote and beautiful locations, THE SALTMEN OF TIBET documents the ancient traditions and daily rituals of a Tibetan nomadic community and transports us into a realm untainted by the tides of foreign invasion or encroaching modernity. Step by step we follow the unforgettable, annual three-month pilgrimage to the holy salt lakes of northern Tibet.
Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion, DVD
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Ten years in the making, this award-winning documentary was filmed during a remarkable nine journeys throughout Tibet, India and Nepal. CRY OF THE SNOW LION brings audiences to the long-forbidden "rooftop of the world" with an unprecedented richness of imagery… from rarely-seen rituals in remote monasteries, to horse races with Khamba warriors; from brothels and slums in the holy city of Lhasa, to the magnificent Himalayan peaks still traveled by nomadic yak caravans. The dark secrets of Tibet’s recent past are powerfully chronicled through riveting personal stories and interviews, and a collection of undercover and archival images never before assembled in one film. A definitive exploration of a legendary subject, TIBET: CRY OF THE SNOW LION is an epic story of courage and compassion.
Burmese Harp, DVD
Burmese Harp
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An Imperial Japanese Army regiment surrenders to British forces in Burma at the close World War II and finds harmony through song. A corporal, thought to be dead, disguises himself as a Buddhist monk and stumbles upon spiritual enlightenment. Magnificently shot in hushed black and white, Kon Ichikawa's The Burmese Harp is an eloquent meditation on beauty coexisting with death and remains one of Japanese cinema's most overwhelming antiwar statements, both tender and brutal in its grappling with Japan's wartime legacy.

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Chod: Practice Demonstration
Chod: Practice Demonstration (2 DVD set) (Bon Tradition)
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This 2-disc DVD set is both a powerful learning tool and a vibrant source of enriching information for students of the short and effective Bonpo Chod Laughter of the Skygoers composed by the great mater Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen, who took the body of light in 1934.

Highlights: Disc One (Practice Demonstrations)

*Chod performed by Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Geshe Yungdrung Gyaltsen with optional sadhana subtitles in Tibetan and phonetic Tibetan

*Learning modes: select, view, and repeat individual chanted sadhana sections

*Chod performed by Menri Lopon Trinley Nyima Rinpoche

*Chod drumming lesson by Menri Lopon Trinley Nyima Rinpoche

Highlights: Disc Two (Special Features)

*Ponlob Rinpoche speaks of the practical and esoteric uses of Chod

*Bonpo Nuns in China, a short documentary film by Roslyn Dauber

*Chod at Tse Drug Monastery [photos and text by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche]

*A gallery of eight Bonpo Chod skygoer images

Languages

*Sadhana text in Tibetan. Spoken and written commentary in English, wish Spanish and Polish translation for all commentary, sadhana section titles, and non-sadhana features.
AH HO YE; Pointing out the Nature of Mind
AH HO YE; Pointing out the Nature of Mind ( DVD)
By; Terton Kunzang Dechen Lingpa
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My Reincanation
My Reincarnation (DVD)
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MY REINCARNATION is an epic father-son drama, spanning two decades and three generations, about spirituality, cultural survival, identity, inheritance, family, growing old, growing up, faith, meditation, religion, magic, dreaming, Buddhism, Dzogchen  and past and future lives. The film follows the renowned reincarnate Tibetan spiritual master, Chgyal Namkhai Norbu, as he struggles to save his spiritual tradition, and his Italian born son, Yeshi, who stubbornly refuses to follow in his fathers footsteps...
Tibet in Song, A Film by Ngawang Choephel  (DVD)
Tibet in Song, A Film by Ngawang Choephel (DVD)
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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.

The beauty of traditional Tibetan folk music is showcased through a variety of working songs, songs about family and the beauty of the land. These rarely seen performances are deftly juxtaposed against startling footage of the early days of the Chinese invasion and a concise explanation of the factors leading to the Dalai Lama's flight into exile in 1959. Ngawang Choephel sets the stage for a unique exploration of the Chinese impact on Tibetans inside Tibet.

What follows is a heartbreaking tale of cultural exploitation and resistance, which includes Ngawangs' own eventual imprisonment for recording the very songs at the center of the film. Tibet in Song provides raw and uncensored look at Tibet as it stands today, a country plagued by Chinese brutality, yet willing to fight for the existence of its unique cultural heritage.

Tibet in Song is directed by Ngawang Choephel, and contains both original music composed by Ngawang himself, and an array of traditional folk songs sung by native Tibetans.
Prince of the Himalayas
Prince of the Himalayas (DVD)
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PRINCE OF THE HIMALAYAS is an adaptation of William Shakespeares tragedy Hamlet.  In Ancient Tibet, in the shadow of the Himalayas, Prince Lhamoklodan learns of his father's mysterious death and returns home to find his uncle has taken the throne, as well as the queen.  The dead emperor's son, the titular Prince, wants revenge, but how can he exact it without devastating his mother? In the struggle to face his destiny and fight his demons, a new king is born.

Prince of the Himalayas is a visually ravishing historical epic. Filmed at 16,000 feet in Tibet, the fine acting, stunning scenery, richly saturated colors and lush costuming make for a truly cinematic experience.
Silent Holy Stones ( DVD)
Silent Holy Stones (DVD)
By: Pema Tseden
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The Silent Holy Stones is the feature debut of Pema Tsedon, a Tibetan graduate of the Beijing Film Academy. It won Best Director at the Shanghai International film Festival, the Grand Jury Prize and the Changchun Film Festival, and the Golden Rooster Award for Best Directorial Debut in China. Filmed on location in and around Guwa Monastery, Amdo.

98 minutes / Color / Tibetan and Mandarin (English subtitles) / NTSC / All Region / 2013
Daughters of Wisdom ( DVD)
Daughters of Wisdom ( DVD)
By: Bari Pearlman
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In Tibet today, roughly 15% of the people live in urban centers, where the ongoing struggle for Tibet's future is taking place. But the other 85% of Tibetans live in rural areas, subsistence farmers and nomadic herding families engaged in the daily struggle to eat and survive. DAUGHTERS OF WISDOM is a story of these people, an experiential and transporting view of contemporary Tibet seen through the eyes of some of its most extraordinary women, the nuns of Kala Rongo Monastery of Nangchen, Kham. Founded in 1990, the Kala Rongo Monastery is granting women choices they've never had before, and changing outmoded attitudes that no longer serve the greater good of the community. Through the pragmatic vision of their benefactor, Lama Norlha Rinpoche, nearly 300 nuns are now receiving religious and educational training previously unavailable to them. They are being given a real opportunity to change the course of their lives, and to preserve the rich spiritual heritage of their people, even as they slowly reshape it.
Journey into Buddhism 3 DVD
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Yatra is the Sanskrit word for pilgrimage or spiritual journey. These visually stunning documentaries are cinematic pilgrimages to legendary places in Southeast Asia and Tibet, including the spiritual wonders of Laos, Thailand, Burma, Bali, Cambodia, Java, and Central Tibet. Journey into the living traditions and lost civilizations of this vibrant part of the world and explore the universal ideals of wisdom, compassion, and inner peace at the very heart of these ancient Buddhist cultures.

 The living presence of place is the primary focus of these three lyrical films which are meditations themselves. Their deliberate pacing, unobtrusive narration, indigenous music, and harmonic chants are designed to induce an inner journey while traveling to these legendary places. Viewers are invited to relax and let the experience wash over them, making the trilogy part of their own journey.
Blessings: The The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet
Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet (DVD & illustrated booklet)
By: Victress Hitchcock
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In the summer of 2005, renowned Buddhist teacher, Tsoknyi Rinpoche III, accompanied by a handful of western students, traveled to the Nangchen region in Eastern Tibet.

The purpose of the trip was to document the lives and assess the needs of the Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns - 3000 remarkable women who live and practice an ancient yogic tradition in nunneries and hermitages scattered across this remote, mountainous region.

BLESSINGS: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet tells the story of this extraordinary journey.

In Praise of Dependent Origination
In Praise of Dependent Origination ( 2 DVD Set)
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Over the course of two days' teaching, H.H. the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet transmits and explains the text considered to be one of the most profound in all Tibetan Buddhism in that it addresses the relationship between emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality, and dependent origination: the realization that things do not exist independently from other factors, such as causes and conditions. Spontaneously composed by Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419). This DVD was recorded April 27 and 28, 2007 in San Francisco, California at the Gyuto Vajrayana Center. The two DVDs contain over 9 hours and 30 minutes of teachings, presented in four sessions.
Message of the Tibetans  Arnaud Desjardins
Message of the Tibetans
By: Arnaud Desjardins
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Arnaud Desjardins met His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the first time in 1963, and gained his support to shoot these films. All the most revered masters agreed to participate in the making of these films: The Dalai Lama in person, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche, H.H. the XVIth Gyalwa Karmapa, Dugpa Tupse Rinpoche, the yogis Lopon Sonam Zangpo and Abo Rinpoche, Tai Situ Rinpoche... and many other eminent masters.
Filmed in India, Sikkim and Bhutan by Arnaud Desjardins in consultation with Sonam Topgey Kazi, the senior interpreter to the Dalai Lama at that time. Other older renowned masters shown here are: H.H. Sakya Trizin, Dugpa Dukse Rinpoche, Chatral Rinpoche, and H.E. Shamar Rinpoche as a young tulku. Each film is full of wonderful images of these lamas and monks performing rituals and meditations. There are unusual scenes of yogis performing preparatory meditation exercises.
Tibetan Trinity: Life, Death, Time
Tibetan Trinity: Life, Death, Time (2 DVD set)
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Film starts in Sikkim near Darjeeling at Sonoda monastery the seat of His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche; who in his previous incarnation was revered as one of most realized masters of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism and who worked tiredlessly on spreading the non sectarian Tibetan Buddha Dharma in Europe, USA and around the world. This part of the film is a close up record of first appearances of new incarnation of Kalu Rinpoche recognized in a 2-year-old boy; ceremonies of making the Mandala, with crown on the throne and a very special visit of His Holiness Sakya Trizin Rinpoche who, for this rare occasion, bestowed Manjushri initiation.
    
    

TIBETAN TRINITY documentary film continues in Rumtek monastery near capital city of Gantok, Sikkim; the seat of His Holiness Karmapa. There and also on the grounds of Nalanda institute for higher buddhist studies are recorded activities and pujas during all of 49 days of Paranirvana ceremonies marking tragic passing and a funeral of His Eminence Jamgon Kontrul Rinpoche. This part of the film covers many historic and anthropologically speaking valuable and rare ceremonies and activities including 12th Tai Situ Rinpoche and Gyaltsap Rinpoche ceremonial opening of Karmapa's prediction letter for HH Sakya Terzin Rinpoche, as well as powerful personal experiences of Jamnog Kontrul's mother and close lamas and students during this extraordinary event of a high lama's passing.
    

TIBETAN TRINITY concludes all the way on the other end of the Himalaya region in Kinnour - a disputed border territory between China and India that was closed for 35 years. China opened a special border pass in that region for this occasion. India temporarily lifted her restriction also. Soon after His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet visited Kinnour. On the foothills of the holy Mt. Kinnour Kailash His Holiness gave 10 days teaching and initiation into the practice of Kalachakra - the Wheel of Time, for World Peace. More than 35,000 people came from Tibet, Ladakh, India, Sikhim, Bhutan and Mongolia and up to 15 people from the West. Upon completion His Holiness also bestowed a long life White Tara blessing on a great day on foothills of holy Mt. Kinnour Kailash. Remarkable indeed !
Milarepa Play 2 DVDs + 1 CD
Life of Milarepa ( A Play on 2 DVDs + 1 CD) (In Tibetan with English and Chinese Subtitles)
Composed by: 17th Karmapa
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What can Happen when a man commits great evil and then regrets....

A play composed and supervised personally by His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa Orgyen Trinley Dorje.

 This live performance of the amazing story of Milarepa's life was staged on Buddhism's most sacred ground of Bodhgaya under a canopy of shimmering stars on New Year's night, 2010.

Watch an ordinary man become Tibet's most revered master. Early in life, Milarepa kills 35 people. Later driven by intense regret, he undergoes great hardship in search of the Dharma. Dismayed by suffering in his youth, within a single lifetime, this average man reaches a state beyond all suffering, and accomplishes all his own and others' aims.