He was born on the rooftop of the world, in Tibet; discovered by a king as the reincarnation of a great lama. Enthroned at the age of seven; he was immersed into a monastic life of training. At 20 years of age, he entered into a three-year solitary retreat.
Then everything drastically changed.
Communist forces invaded, waging war. He took up arms and fought to save his people, country, and Truth. Brutally imprisoned for 20 years in the prime of his life, he witnessed the death and torture of so many.
What kind of person would you become, if this happened to you?
For the Benefit of All Beings: The Extraordinary Life of His Eminence Garchen Triptrul Rinpoche is an experiential immersion into the Tibetan Buddhist view of the world as lived by one man who endured unthinkable adversity, yet emerged a living saint. With animated storytelling by Garchen Rinpoche himself, historical footage, and interviews with peers and students filmed in stunning locations in over 15 countries including Tibet and Nepal, this documentary film beautifully and powerfully paints the evolution of one human being’s journey to become “for the benefit of all beings.”
Garchen Rinpoche’s journey inspires and instructs us in a uniquely universal way to embody pure Love, the highest potential of the human mind.