This is Werner Herzog’s record of the 2002 Kalacakra event in Bodhgaya, and same event later in the year held in Graz, Austria. The film also includes a visit to Mt. Kailash
This is a candid look at the two lives of the Lelung Rinpoche: on the one hand he is one of the most revered of the the reincarnated lamas in the Tibetan tradition, recognised by the Dalai Lama and respected and revered wherever he goes. On the other hand he is an almost unknown and…
Historian Bettany Hughes explains some of the basic Buddhist concepts, and at the same time show some of the riches of Buddhist culture.
The second of Arnaud Desjardin’s films about Tibetan Buddhism in which he looks more closely at the religious side of the culture, with an examination of the rites and rituals, yogic practices and meditation involved in Tantric Buddhism.
In 1964 and 1965 the French filmmaker Arnaud Desjardins gained access to the Tibetan community in exile, in the first filming of their life and culture allowed by the Dalai Lama since going into exile, which was compiled into two films which I will be showing over the next couple of weeks.
This documentary is about the partition of India, one of the greatest humanitarian disasters in modern times, as peoples were divided along communal and religious lines, and turned against each other in a fury of violence.
In a very short compass this animated Life of the Buddha tells more of the significant stories from the Buddha’s life than a lot of other films do. It concentrates on getting across the meaning of the teaching, rather than the heroics of the endeavour.
A series of videos on the philosophy, art and culture of Buddhism in India by the renowned historian and photographer Benoy K Behl covering the Stupa, cave monasteries and later developments in the Himalayan Region.
Xuanzang travels down through India and eventually reaches Nalanda, where he is to stay for 10 years in all. Much information about the foundation of Buddhism, its propogatation under King Asoka, and the glories of Nalanda.