Region: Northeast USA

North American premiere of “Yartsa Rinpoche: Precious Caterpillar”

August 21, 2014toAugust 27, 2014

New York City

Cordyceps sinensis (in Tibetan, Yartsa-gunbu) has been called “Tibet’s golden worm” and “the Viagra of the Himalayas.” When it was discovered 30 years ago as a natural remedy, Read More »

Documentary screening: “Silent Holy Stones”

August 22, 2014
7:00 pmto9:15 pm

Silent holy stones_monkNew York City

It happens in just forty-eight hours: “Little Lama,” a ten-year-old Tibetan boy, who’s training to become a monk, returns home for New Year’s celebrations.

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Ten-Day Teaching: The Seven Points of Mind Training, with Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

August 22, 2014toAugust 31, 2014

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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

After finishing Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche’s “The Torch of Certainty” from last year, Rinpoche moves on to “The Seven Points of Mind Training,” written in the 11th Century by Geshe Chekawa Yeshe Dorje and based on the Lojong Read More »

New York premiere: “The Sun-Beaten Path”

August 23, 2014toAugust 30, 2014

STILL_SunBeatenPath_1New York City

This debut feature from Sonthar Gyal, the cinematographer of Silent Holy Stones, as well as Embrace, presents the story of a young man making a pilgrimage to Lhasa to overcome the guilt of causing a family member’s death. Read More »

Putting It All Together: The Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness

August 23, 2014toAugust 24, 2014

Gloria_AmbrosiaNew York City

With Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm

In the classical meditation instructions (found in the Satipatthana Sutta, M.10), the Buddha encouraged us to contemplate Read More »

North American premiere: “Nowhere to Call Home”

August 23, 2014toAugust 29, 2014


New York City

Widowed at twenty-eight, Tibetan farmer Zanta defies her tyrannical father-in-law and refuses to marry his other son. When Zanta’s in-laws won’t let her seven-year-old go to school, she flees to Beijing to become a street vendor. Read More »

North American premiere: “They Are 100 Years Old”

August 24, 2014toAugust 30, 2014


New York City

Touching, resonant, and playful in documentary form, this story explores the themes of reincarnation, religious belief, and a love that literally spans generations. Read More »

Documentary screening: “Summer Pasture”

August 25, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

STILL_SummerPasture_Locho_ties_up_yaks_for_the_nightNew York City

In recent years growing pressures from the outside world have posed unprecedented challenges for Tibetan nomads. Read More »

Documentary screening: “Daughters of Wisdom”

August 26, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

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This intimate portrait of the lives of a rare sect of nuns of the Kala Ringo Monastery is shot in remote and rural Nangchen, Tibet. Read More »

Documentary screening: “A Gesar Bard’s Tale”

August 27, 2014
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

STILL_gesars_bard_documentary__illume_ltdNew York City

As a boy, Dawa was an illiterate Tibetan nomad whose life revolved around herding yaks. At thirteen, his life changed: through a series of visions, Dawa acquired the gift of telling Tibet’s King Gesar epic story. Read More »

North American premiere: “Embrace”

August 28, 2014toAugust 30, 2014

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Embrace (directed by Dan Smyer Yu and Pema Tashi) presents the complex reciprocal saturation of human communities, gods, Buddha Dharma, and natural landscape marked with religious significance. Read More »

World premiere: “The Son of a Herder”

August 28, 2014toAugust 30, 2014

PHOTO_SonHerder_Director_TashiChophelNew York City

A herder’s son, Gonpo Tseden, has just completed training at the vocational school, and is eager to reorient his ideals and ambitions beyond pastoral life. Read More »

Documentary screening: “Tantric Yogi”

August 28, 2014toAugust 31, 2014

STILL_tantric yogi 002New York City

Tantric Yogi (directed by Dorje Tsering Chenaktsang) is a documentary about an enormous ngakpa (“weathermen”) gathering in Amdo that happens just once every sixty years. Read More »