Samsara

Samsara

DVD - 2005 | Tibetan
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Following three years of solitary meditation, the monk Tashi returns to his ancient monastery to recover his strength. Experiences of profound sexual awakening cause him to question the spiritual values of monasticism.
Publisher: Montréal : Alliance Atlantis : Distributed in Canada by Motion Picture Distribution, 2005
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 138 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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akirakato
Apr 11, 2015

I've tried to run this DVD several times, but it won't run. There must be something wrong with the DVD.
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It runs on Monday, july 25, 2016.
This is a 2001 independent Indian/Italian/French/German film directed by Pan Nalin.
It tells the story of a Buddhist monk's quest to find Enlightenment.
The film's plot is reminiscent of the story of Gautama Buddha and his wife Yasodharā.
Tashi began his training as a Buddhist monk at the age of five.
Twenty years later, he emerges from a three-year solitary meditation, for which he is awarded the degree of khenpo by the rinpoche.
When Tashi begins to have wet dreams his relationships at the temple become strained.
On an official visit, he stays with a farmer and meets Pema, the farmer's daughter.
He leaves monastic life, returning to the farm, where he joins the migrant workers for the harvest.
After another encounter with Pema, they marry.
What follows seems like the story of Gautama Buddha and his wife Yasodharā.
At the end, Pema tells Tashi how Yasodharā might have felt when her husband left her.
It is a captivating poetic story with a thouught-provoking ending.

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Skywatch
Sep 18, 2010

An amazing story and journey of a Tibetan Buddhist monk. Moved me to both laugh heartily and to many tears as well. Great film/movie. Very thought provoking and a great peek into both our humanity and our dignity. Heart breaking at times, yet over all inspiring. Beautiful scenery/scenes and pictures/also background. I really loved it immensely! I highly recommend it! Dare to see it!

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Sep 18, 2010

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