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Himalaya
An Academy Award nominated movie filmed over seven months in the forbidding Dolpo region of Nepal, HIMALAYA tells the story of a generational struggle for the leadership of a tiny mountain village between its proud old chief and a headstrong…
Tashi and The Monk - A Former Monk's Home for Abandoned Children
On a remote mountaintop of the Himalayas sits Jhamtse Gatsal (Tibetan for "The Garden of Love and Compassion"), a special school and home for 85 abandoned and neglected children. Founded by former Buddhist monk Lobsang Phunstok, who trained under the…
Crazy Wisdom - The Life And Times Of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Crazy Wisdom explores the arrival of Tibetan Buddhism in America through the story of Chogyam Trungpa, who landed in the U.S. in 1970. Trungpa became renowned for translating ancient Buddhist concepts into language and ideas that Westerners could understand and…
Sunrise/Sunset - A Day in the Life of the Dalai Lama
The daily life of the Dalai Lama is brought home with remarkable intimacy in Sunrise/Sunset. Granted total access to His Holiness for 24 hours, this is a day in the life of the Dalai Lama from when he wakes up…
Soul on a String - Pi Sheng Shang De Hun
After discovering a sacred stone in the mouth of a slain deer, Taibei, a young Tibetan cowboy, embarks on a mystical mission to bring it back to a holy mountain. His journey proves difficult, especially since he is on the…
Prince Of The Himalayas
PRINCE OF THE HIMALAYAS is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet by acclaimed director Sherwood Hu. Set in ancient Tibet, under the shadows of the Himalayas, Prince Lhamoklodan returns home to find his uncle has taken the throne and married…
Talking with Buddha
A heart warming journey among Tibetan Buddhist monasteries to seek guidance from some of the great Lamas of Buddhism, including His Holiness the 17th Karmapa. All this against a backdrop of Himalaya mountains and the rythmic chanting of monks in…
Unmistaken Child - The Search for the Reincarnation of a Tibetan Master
The Buddhist concept of reincarnation, while both mysterious and enchanting, is hard for most westerners to grasp. UNMISTAKEN CHILD follows the four-year search for the reincarnation of Lama Konchog, a world-renowned Tibetan master who passed away in 2001 at age…
Daughters of Wisdom - Education Extended to Monastic Nuns
For centuries, Buddhist monasteries have served as spiritual and educational centers for the people of Tibet, particularly in rural areas. But for the most part, monastic life is available only to men as it has long been believed that educating…
A Natural Way - Traditional Medicine and Natural Ways of Healing
A ground-breaking journey across India, Tibet and China, to explore traditional medicine and natural ways of healing. With health care costs soaring in the west, looking eastward to alternative medicine may provide the only answer. In this comprehensive look into…
A Gesar Bard's Tale
As a boy, Dawa was an illiterate Tibetan nomad whose life revolved around herding yaks. At 13, his life changed: through a series of visions, Dawa acquired the gift of telling the epic story of Tibet's King Gesar. Now, at…
Fate of the Lhapa
Fate of the Lhapa is a feature-length documentary about the last three Tibetan shamans (lhapas) living in a Tibetan refugee camp in Nepal. With no other descendants to carry on their healing practices and a younger generation attending schools, acculturating,…
Valley of the Heroes - Tibet's Shifting Cultural Landscape
"When no one listens, no one tells, and when no one tells, no one learns; and thus when the elders die, so do the traditions and language." -- Tibetan Proverb In many Tibetan communities, the loss of Tibetan language has…
Essence Of Mahayana Buddhism
Episode 3 of Dalai Lama Collection
In this program His Holiness speaks mainly in English. He summarises the essence of the Mahayana path as the unified practice of compassion and wisdom, and follows this with practical advice to westerners practising Dharma and concludes by answering questions…
Avalokiteshvara Initiation
Episode 1 of Dalai Lama Collection
In the 1980's, at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama the Meridian Trust began to film many of the old teachers who came out of Tibet before they passed away. This original filming initiative came to be known…
Through The Eastern Gate - Westerners who follow Eastern Traditions
THROUGH THE EASTERN GATE is about three young Westerners who follow three different eastern spiritual traditions. This intimate and compelling film delves into the worlds of people who have turned their backs on Western traditions to discover new paths and…
Join Me In Shambhala
Once brutally persecuted under the Soviet regime, Buddhism is back in Buryatia in Southern Siberia. But with a past where lamas were killed in prisons and temples burned to ashes, there are few masters left to pass on the tradition.…
In Conversation With The Dalai Lama
Episode 5 of Dalai Lama Collection
In March 1993 a group of western Buddhist teachers went to Dharamsala for a conference with H.H. the Dalai Lama. For the first time western Buddhists of all the major traditions and from several different countries met with one of…
Meditating With The Dalai Lama
Episode 7 of Dalai Lama Collection
In this excellent introduction to meditation His Holiness talks about how mental happiness is more enduring than physical and that to obtain mental happiness we must train or transform our mind by meditation. There are two main types; analytical and…
Facing Death And Dying Well
Episode 4 of Dalai Lama Collection
The Dalai Lama teaching about the truth of suffering, the Three Characteristics of Existence and the dissolution of the body's elements at death. His Holiness encourages us to develop our awareness of death and move from gross understanding to more…