Tibetan Buddhist film festival on June 9

  • Written by Valley View Staff
Film is an effective medium in which to communicate ideas both engaging and informative, and it is to this end that we at the Chenrezig Project, a Snoqualmie Valley-based (Duvall) Tibetan Buddhist study/practice/meditation group are hosting the first Duvall Dharma Film Festival, being held at the Duvall Visitor Center on Saturday, June 9 from 1:00-9:30 p.m. (‘Chenrezig’ is the Tibetan icon of Compassion.)
The Festival provides (interested and/or curious) local audiences with an opportunity to discover films that communicate and share the beauty of Tibetan Buddhist culture, spirituality and sensibilities -- ideas and methods that many people find meaningful and enriching regardless of faith, philosophies or religion.
This is a free event, a gift to the community; there is no charge to view any of the four films being screened.
We’ll kick off the screenings at 1:00 p.m. on June 9th with a biography of the 14th Dalai Lama titled “Dalai Lama: The Soul of Tibet” (an A&E production).
At 2:15 p.m. we’ll be screening “Unmistaken Child” – a profoundly moving documentary of a Tibetan Buddhist monk’s search for the reincarnation of his beloved master.
At 4:30 p.m. we’ll be sharing “Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation” – narrated by Leonard Cohen, a film providing a remarkably clear explanation of the dying process (during and after) we’ll all encounter according to classic Tibetan teachings. 
After a dinner break, we’ll reconvene at 7:00 p.m. for our final film of the day, “Saint Misbehavin’” (aka The Wavy Gravy Movie) providing an entertaining – and unforgettable -- trip through the extraordinary life of poet, clown, activist and modern-day Western Bodhisattva Wavy Gravy. 
There will be ample discussion time between screenings, so come on down, expose yourself to these thought-provoking films, learn about one of humankind’s richest spiritual traditions, and have fun while doing so. (Bring a friend and/or make new ones.)
Duvall Dharma Film Festival contact info: Mark Winwood, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., mobile: (908) 421-5946

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