Lama Osel Hita

The Story of Lama Osel

A portrait of the life of a young Western lama from 1998; and a film by the same lama in 2012.

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Life as Cinema, the Making of the Cup

Life as Cinema, the Making of the Cup

A film following Khentsye Rinpoche as he makes his first feature film, The Cup.

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Thera Stories, Spiritual Journeys of Monks

Spiritual Journeys of Monks

Western monastics speak about their paths to becoming first Buddhists, and then ordained members of the Sangha.

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Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei

Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei

The extraordinary pilgrimage of a Buddhist monk belonging to the Tendai sect of Buddhism in Japan.

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Zen, in Search of Enlightenment

Zen, in Search of Enlightenment

A look at Zen training at the Japanese Rinzai School of Zen Buddhism Shogen ji Monastery in Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka, Japan.

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Mummies who made Themselves

Mummies who made Themselves

A fascinating look at the practice of self-mummification as practiced by members of the Shingon sect in Japan.

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Mystery of the Tibetan Mummy

Mystery of the Tibetan Mummy

A film which looks at the self-mummification of a monk in the Himalayan regions.

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Japan: Discovery of the Pure Land

A look at the Kamakura period in Japan and the changes that its art works underwent at that time.

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Mandala (Korean Film)

A film from Korea about two very different monks, their relationship, and their quest for awakening.

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A Day in the Life of a Sri Lankan Child Monk

A look at the life of Sri Lankan novice monks from dawn to bedtime taking in various activities during the day including chanting, meditating and learning.

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