• Khyentse Norbu directing staff on set - Visions of a Teacher - THIS Buddhist Film Festival
  • Khyentse Norbu talking to two men - Visions of a Teacher - THIS Buddhist Film Festival
  • Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche performing ritual - Visions of a Teacher - THIS Buddhist Film Festival

VISIONS OF A TEACHER

Sun 26 Sep | 10.45am

Sat 2 Oct | 7pm

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The Netherlands | 2019 | 58 min | PG 13: Brief Nudity

Tibetan and English, with English subtitles

Directed by Jaap Verhoeven

Khyentse Norbu, also known as Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche (b. 1961) was recognised at the age of seven as a prominent incarnation in the Tibetan tradition. He is the spiritual leader of monasteries in Tibet, Bhutan and India. He also leads “84000”, the largest ever translation project of Buddhist texts.

In the West, he is best known as a film director, including The Cup. In this documentary we see him in Nepal during the filming for his latest film Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache, where he effortlessly switches between working with the hip film crew and performing ancient Buddhist rituals.

Khyentse Norbu is aware of the challenges facing Buddhism today. What remains relevant of traditional forms of teaching and meditation? How does he see his role as a teacher in this age of interaction between cultures and demystification of gurus?

Khyentse Norbu shows in a fantastic, almost magical way how prayers to the goddess Tara and the creation of modern film do not have to differ essentially from each other. Both have the potential to show us who we are.

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Sat 2 Oct | 7pm

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Visions of a Teacher director Jaap Verhoeven - THIS Buddhist Film Festival

with director Jaap Verhoeven

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DIRECTOR’S BIO

Visions of a Teacher director Jaap Verhoeven - THIS Buddhist Film Festival

Jaap Verhoeven has been interested in meditation since he was a boy. He studied and meditated with Buddhist masters from different traditions, and has always been in awe of the vastness and depth of the Buddha’s teachings. As a filmmaker, he follows his quest for the essence of those teachings, and what they tell us about ourselves.

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Jaap Verhoeven
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