Film: Dalai Lama Awakening, April 6 & April 10

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Film: Dalai Lama Awakening, April 6 & April 10
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Film: Dalai Lama Awakening, April 6 & April 10 says
Dalai Lama Awakening (2014) is a feature-length documentary film, produced and directed by Khashyar Darvich, and narrated by actor Harrison Ford. The film documents the Dalai Lama's meeting with the self-titled "Synthesis" group, made up of 40 Western "renaissance" thinkers who hope to use the meeting to change the world and resolve many of the world's problems. The meeting took place at the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India in September, 1999.

Among the Western thinkers who meet the Dalai Lama are: quantum physicist Fred Alan Wolf, social scientist Jean Houston, and founder of Agape International Spiritual Center church in Los Angeles, Dr. Michael Beckwith.

Through the film the audience sees the clash of egos that soon developed among the members of the group and their assistants, as each member attempts to mold the meeting to fit their own personal expectations. Ultimately they discover they cannot hope to change the world until they undergo a personal transformation. Assisted by the often light-hearted musings of the Dalai Lama, each member comes away uniquely changed by their experience.

Dalai Lama Awakening is the Poetic ReVision and Director's Cut of Dalai Lama Renaissance (released in 2007). It contains over 30 minutes of additional footage and a completely new score.

Show times:
Wednesday, April 6
7pm

Sunday, April 10
7pm

Running time: 120 minutes
Suggested donation: $5
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By: Tibetan House