The preservation of Tibetan Bön culture is portrayed in this beautiful documentary. The film interweaves two stories: daily life of the Menri Monastery in Northern India (rebuilt after the old monastery in Tibet was destroyed) and the life of Geshe Sonam Gurung (who journeyed as a young boy from the ancient kingdom of Mustang, Nepal, to study at Menri).
AsiaLENS is a series of free public film screenings and lecture/discussion programs on issues reflecting contemporary life in Asia. The series is organized by the Asian Educational Media Service, a program of the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Wednesday, March 13 • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.