Once brutally persecuted under the Soviet regime, Buddhism is back in Southern Siberia. But with a past where lamas were killed in prisons and temples burned to ashes, there are few masters left to pass on the tradition. Whether or not this faith survives depends on an incarnate Tibetan lama, scholar and meditational master, who travels around remote villages to re-awaken Buddhism. Steeped in the landscapes and mythology and narrated by Rinpoche, this stylistically complex documentary is both a study of Buddhism in Buryatia (with its clearly shamanistic rituals) and a map of Buddhist cosmology, weaving together textures and rhythms of everyday life with meditations on emptiness and space.
JOIN ME IN SHAMBHALA
      a film by Anya Bernstein
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Featuring Lamas: Ven. Yeshe Lodoi Rinpoche
                 Tenzin Lharamba

Translator/Consultant: monk Tenchoy

DISTRIBUTION | FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS

 

IN PURSUIT OF THE SIBERIAN SHAMAN

A shaman caught
between "tradition"
and "modernity"

 

JOIN ME IN SHAMBHALA

Tibetan lamas'
odyssey in Siberia

 

DHARMA KID

A Tibetan boy-monk
Dharamsala, India

 

ALL EARS

Art of listening in Nottingham, UK

IN PURSUIT OF THE SIBERIAN SHAMAN

A shaman caught
between "tradition"
and "modernity"

 

JOIN ME IN SHAMBHALA

Tibetan lamas'
odyssey in Siberia

 

DHARMA KID

A Tibetan boy-monk
Dharamsala, India

 

ALL EARS

Art of listening in Nottingham, UK