This is an inspiring film from Kinnaur in northern India, looking at the life and meditation of a modern-day Milarepa, Lama Govinda, who like his predecessor is following the way of Ngak.
The film begins while lama is still on a long retreat, and we hear first from his helper Ram Kedar Negi, who takes him food everyday, and sees to his minimal needs, while living in what looks like a temporary shelter high in the mountains.
We then get some background of who Lama Govinda is, and how he came to this way of life, though his extraordinary birth, his initial contacts with Dharma, and his eventually leaving study for practice.
Later we see Lama on the roads of northern India, going on a kind of blessing yatra, before we finally have some interviews with Lama himself, who turns out to be completely simple, humble and sincere.
It is really good to see people practising so sincerely and then sharing their blessings with others in this way, and good to see that the path is still being maintained, though Lama warns, presciently: “Now, children are going to school. That is why they don’t don’t know much.” Indeed.
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