This Precious Life.

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on Sep 30, 2010
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A Celebration of the Life & Passing of David Petit

A moving tribute to an extraordinary man  — edited from footage shot for a new feature documentary on Tibetan Buddhism in the West entitled When the Iron Bird Flies. Shot this past June, the video includes an interview with and scenes of David Petit as well as stills of his cremation. David was husband of Lama Tsultrim and co-founder of Tara Mandala. David’s sudden death in July has left his family, friends, and Sangha saddened by his loss and deeply inspired by the depth of his practice and his commitment to Tara Mandala and the establishment of genuine Dharma in the West.

To find out more about When the Iron Bird Flies and learn how you can help further the production, visit the film’s website.


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3 Responses to “This Precious Life.”

  1. Pema Khandro says:

    Thank you for sharing this short film about such an amazing being.

  2. Barbara Green says:

    Victress Hitchcock created a beautiful and poignant film paying tribute to David Petit, but one need not know David to be touched by the film's universal message on the preciousness of life and impermanence.

  3. Katie O,Connell says:

    So inspiring and so moving…what a beautiful man. May he swiftly return to guide you all.
    This excerpt reminds me of the journey of Peter and Harriet Cornish at Dzogchen Beara in South West Ireland.
    Hope to visit some day in the near future.