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Recalling a Buddha: Memories of the Sixteenth Karmapa

The film by Gregg Eller on the life of His Holiness the Sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa is now completed.  The trailer is available at:

http://karmapaxvi.com

“Recalling a Buddha” is a 97-minute documentary on the life and activity of His Holiness the Sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa and features commentary from thirteen Tibetan Buddhist teachers.

The DVD has two hours of extras and is available for pre-order on the website. The final output is being mastered this week and DVDs will ship in the next few weeks.

Many teachers have participated to this movie: Thrangu Rinpoche, Tenga Rinpoche, Tai Situ Rinpoche, Gyaltsap Rinpoche, Shamar Rinpoche, Beru Khyentse Rinpoche, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Traleg Rinpoche, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, and Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche. Via archival footage, there is commentary from Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

Also participating are the British nun, Tenzin Palmo, the scholar Gene Smith, the Sixteenth Karmapa’s main translators Achi Tsepal and Ngodup T. Burkhar, Tendzin Parsons, and the Sixteenth Karmapa’s personal physician Dr. Mitchell Levy and the author Judith Lief.

Screenings in the Bay area will take place in October and November (San Rafael, San Francisco, Palo Alto and Santa Cruz are confirmed. Berkeley should be confirmed soon). Information is at the screenings page of http://karmapaxvi.com. Screenings in other geographic areas are also in the works.  

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