Scheduled Dates


4/27/2019   07:00 PM  08:00 PM


DHS457 Documentary Film Screening: The Great Transmission

The will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019
From 07:00 PM until 08:00 PM

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Located in : New House, Main Classroom
Instructor: Pema Gellek


Regular Student: $12.00

Imagine that you are one of a handful of survivors of a disaster that has virtually erased your culture. Now you must recover the knowledge that was lost and find ways to ensure that it continues into the future.

Witnessing the disintegration of his heritage, Tibetan refugee and Buddhist lama Tarthang Tulku dedicated his life to restoring a text tradition that was nearly lost during the turbulence of the 20th century. Working with a handful of volunteers, he would eventually deliver over four and a quarter million books into Tibetan hands, in one of the largest free book distributions in history.

Documentary film The Great Transmission, directed by Pema Gellek, aired on nearly half the local PBS stations across the U.S. and screened at nine film festivals. It has also screened at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and the Rubin Museum in New York.

This event is part of Bodh Gaya Awakening, a day of talks and film at Nyingma Institute. 


 

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