Blessings: a documentary re: 3,000 remarkable Buddhist Nuns. Tsoknyi Rinpoche. ~ via Corey Kohn.

Via on Jun 27, 2009

blessing documentary nun

“I think what you learn from nuns is strong determination, and to never give up,” says Tsoknyi Rinpoche III—a Tibetan Buddhist teacher popular with Western students and the abbot and patron teacher of a number of thriving nunneries in the remote nomadic region of Nangchen in Eastern Tibet.

The new documentary “Blessings” tells the story of these 3,000 resilient and dedicated nuns who practice an ancient yogic tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in those nunneries and the surrounding retreat caves and hermitages. Despite near extinction during the destruction of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, these remarkable practitioners have emerged to rebuild their monasteries by hand, stone by stone. Now, their wisdom tradition is once again vital and growing. In 2005, Tsoknyi Rinpoche led a small group of his western students to meet these remarkable women.

Narrated by Richard Gere, “Blessings” is the story of this extraordinary journey. Produced by Chariot Videos. Available on DVD and screening at the Starz Denver Film Festival.

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5 Responses to “Blessings: a documentary re: 3,000 remarkable Buddhist Nuns. Tsoknyi Rinpoche. ~ via Corey Kohn.”

  1. [...] why I was excited to come across this gorgeous trailer for the film “Blessings” (via Elephant Journal). I was really struck by the strength, beauty and dedication of these nuns and happy to discover [...]

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