Last updated January 19, 2021
Over the course of a three-day series of teachings and a public lecture, the Dalai Lama discusses numerous Buddhist tenets, such as maintaining compassion despite the pressures of modern society, achieving inner peace and living a responsible life.
Details about Compassion in Emptiness
This fascinating documentary blends an interview with the Dalai Lama with a look back at the history of the spiritual leader and an exploration of the culture of the small city of Dharamsala, India, where His Holiness was exiled 50 years ago. After emailing the Dalai Lama to set up an interview, filmmaker Rick Ray spent the three months until the meeting getting a firsthand view of living conditions in Dharamsala and capturing it all on camera.
Details about 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama
This documentary examines the clash of views among many Tibetans regarding their country's political future: Some advocate the Dalai Lama's middle way of compromise with Tibet's Chinese occupiers, but others call for total independence from Beijing. Directed by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, the film features interviews with the Dalai Lama and others, and explores how a generation of young Tibetans has gained a renewed sense of national pride.
Details about The Sun Behind the Clouds
This documentary follows the Dalai Lama through a full day, from 3 a.m. until he retires at sunset. The popular spiritual figure informally discusses his beliefs regarding the universe and the proper role of religion in contemporary society.
Details about Sunrise/Sunset
This earnest documentary profiles the global community of Tibetan exiles and the Dalai Lama's dramatic 1958 march to freedom with his followers. Interviews with exiles in Los Angeles and Nepal illustrate their struggles to preserve Tibetan culture.
Details about Dreaming of Tibet
Dirk Simon's documentary about the history of China's occupation of Tibet follows the Tibetan people's ongoing struggle for freedom and the protests -- both violent and peaceful -- that have erupted around the world.
Details about When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun
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