“Open the Vaults” project launched for free online access to vast Tibetan Buddhism film archive

Over nearly three decades, Great Britain’s Meridian Trust has amassed and organized more than 2,500 hours of Tibetan Buddhism film footage, featuring nearly all of the last century’s great masters who taught in the West, as well as landmarks in modern Tibetan spiritual culture. With all of the archive now digitized, their aim now is to fulfill a promise made to the Dalai Lama by making all of it available on one website for free. Toward that end, the trust has launched an “Open the Vaults” Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary funds, and there’s one week left to reach their goal. The video below offers a concise overview of the project; click here for more info and to participate.