SUNDAY, MARCH 1 AT 3:00PM | ADMISSION FREE!
With director Marc Wennberg in person for a post-screening Q&A!
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. Precious Guru is a tribute to the resonance of Padmasambhava’s realization, which is still a vibrant reality for many thousands of people today. The voices that tell his story include Tibetan monastics and lay people encountered by Marc’s group on their Himalayan travels, accomplished lamas like Mingyur Rinpoche, western Buddhist teachers like Lama Tsultrim Allione, Lama Glenn Mullin and Professor Robert Thurman.
Editor’s Note: Precious Guru is endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (http://triptychjourney.org/message-holiness-dalai-lama/)
This is a rental of The Loft Cinema, presented by Arizona Friends of Tibet.