Simple monk and geopolitical rock star, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has transformed spirituality, neuroscience, and education by adapting ancient Tibetan Buddhist practices for a secular world. Mickey Lemle (Ram Dass, Fierce Grace, MVFF 2001) updates his 1991 Compassion in Exile with this intimate look at the good humor and enduring wisdom of His Holiness, now 81. Archival and new footage, plus Compassion in Exile clips, trace his incredible journey from Tibet to the leading edge of neuroscience and heart-mind education. With great concern for our global health and wellbeing, His Holiness promotes compassion and mind training to tame destructive emotions. Gradually preparing for his eventual death, he vows to reincarnate. Whether he will return to serve as the 15th Dalai Lama or elsewhere in the world remains uncertain. Nonetheless, his consciousness lives on in his teachings and in each of us. Original score by Philip Glass and Tenzin Choegyal.
Guests in attendance 10/8 & 10/9: Mickely Lemle (director) & Linda Maroney (producer)
Thanks to our Community Partner the Buddhist Film Foundation