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Precious Guru: Journey into the Wild Heart of the Second Buddha

Precious Guru: Journey into the Wild Heart of the Second Buddha

Tue, May 12 7pm

Precious Guru is a feature length documentary movie that gives vivid insight into the life, times and legacy of Padmasambhava - the 8th century Indian yogi who carried Buddhism over the Himalayas into Tibet.

The story unfolds against a backdrop of majestic mountain ranges and vast landscapes. It is told via the voices of people from three continents.

Revered for centuries in the Himalayan regions as the second Buddha, Padmasambhava's influence is now a global phenomenon, carried across the world by refugee lamas, following the Chinese takeover of Tibet in 1959. He is also known as Guru Rinpoche - which translates as Precious Guru.

But in contrast to the first Buddha Shakamuni, Padmasambhava is not an ascetic monk. He is a wild man who had many lovers. He is a magician who had a miraculous birth, who subdued demons and bound them to the dharma - the Buddhist teachings. He is the Buddha for our times. Beneath the tales of his fabulous exploits lies a radically relevant truth - the darker the times, the greater the potential for transformation.

Precious Guru is endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, click here to read more!

Film Facts
Running Time
70
Genre
Documentary
MPAA Rating
NR
Starring
Mingyur Rinpoche
Lama Tsultrim Allione
Lama Glenn Mullin
Professor Robert Thurman
Directed by
Marc Wennberg
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