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Mount Kailash Return to Tibet, DVD
By: Tom Vendetti (Director)

Mount Kailash Return to Tibet, DVD <br>By: Tom Vendetti (Director)


 
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Author: Martin Scorese (Director)
Format: DVD / NTSC, 58 minutes

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This documentary is the sequel to the award-winning film Journey Inside Tibet, which was broadcast nationally on PBS stations in the year 2000. Mount Kailash – Return to Tibet documents musician Paul Horn’s return pilgrimage to one of the most spiritual and remote places in the world. According to four religions, Buddhist, Hindu, Jain and Bon, Mount Kailash is the spiritual center of the universe. The film follows Paul’s journey from Kathmandu, Peal to Lhasa Tibet and traveling overland to the remote Mount Kailash area. Without official permission from the Chinese government, Paul and filmmaker Tom Venditti overcame many obstacles to achieve their goals. When they arrived in Kathmandu the Chinese government restricted all travel to the Kailash area, because “Free Tibet” demonstration was underway. The Chinese sent military troops to region to quash the demonstration. However, shortly after Paul and Tom arrived in Lhasa, the borders were opened and they were free to continue on their long and dusty journey across the Tibetan plateau to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasurovar. Both the mountain and Lake are sacred to millions, yet very few Westerners are aware of their existence. Lake Manasurovar is the largest high altitude lake in the world and Mount Kailash is 22,028 feet high.

 Paul and Tom arrived at the base of Mount Kailash in June of 2001 in time to witness the Saga Dawa Full Moon Festival, a fascinating cultural event. The Buddhists in the region gather to raise a large pole festooned with thousands of prayer flags. The goal is to raise the flagpole to a vertical position. Hundreds of locals participate raising the pole. The significance of the event is to honor Buddha and to predict the fate of the following calendar year. The festival is a cultural event that is exotic and breathtaking.

After the festival, the 71-year old Paul Horn embarked on a difficult but ultimately successful 32-mile trek around the mountain, reaching an elevation of 18,600 feet. At the summit a special ceremony took place honoring Maui’s Lama Tenzin, who passed away on February 13, 2000. His ashes were released at the summit of Mount Kailash, his sacred mountain and the spiritual center of his universe.

 This is a beautifully filmed program with a deep message regarding overcoming obstacles, enduring when the odds are against you and getting in touch with a simpler and quieter lifestyle.

Mount Kailash Return to Tibet, DVD, Tom Vendetti director, 58 minutes/Color/Stereo, Janson Media

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