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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…
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…
Himalaya
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 young…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Interdependence, Interconnectedness And The Nature Of Reality
Episode 6 of Dalai Lama Collection
The Dalai Lama gives a profound teaching on dependent origination and emptiness with great clarity and insight. He includes a discussion on the nature of time and how it is a mere convention Nothing happens without the aggregation of causes…
Walking The Path of Peace
Episode 13 of Dalai Lama Collection
This program features exclusive coverage of the Dalai Lama's historic three day visit to Northern Ireland. including his official welcome by Rt. Hon Peter Mandelson, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, intimate moments during a meeting with victims of violence…
Treasure of the Lisu
Treasure of the Lisu takes us into the world of Ah-Cheng, a master musician and tradition bearer of the Lisu minority people in southwest China. Originating in eastern Tibet, the Lisu people now live among the mountainous Nu (Salween) River…
Contentment, Joy and Living Well
Episode 2 of Dalai Lama Collection
H.H. The Dalai Lama discusses how our essential human nature is compassionate and affectionate, and how when this is combined with our intellect, this balance can contribute to happier human life and a better world for all beings. He then…