Tibetan Buddhism: Films From Around the World: Wheel of Time

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Date Friday, March 26, 2010, 7 pm
Categories After Five, Films
Venue Freer Gallery, Washington DC
Event Location Meyer Auditorium
Cost Free; first come, first served
Related Exhibition In the Realm of the Buddha
Details Master filmmaker Werner Herzog devotes his idiosyncratic passion and vast cinematic skill to discovering Tibetan Buddhism for himself. Herzog first finds the Dalai Lama at an assembly of half a million pilgrims at the place of Buddha’s enlightenment in India. The director then films a pilgrimage to sacred Mt. Kailash before he goes to Austria, where the Dalai Lama presides over an important ritual known as the Kalachakra (wheel of time) initiation. Herzog’s resonant voice-over enhances this beautiful exploration of Tibetan culture. Germany / 2003 / 80 min. / English and Tibetan with English subtitles.

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