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Host a Special Screening
  Our Award-winning Dalai Lama Films:




The London, England premiere screening of "Dalai Lama Renaissance" at the historic Central Hall, Westminster - London. Because of audience demand, the festival scheduled a second screening of the film.



How you can host a Special Screening of:

"Dalai Lama Awakening" Documentary Film
"Compassion in Action" Documentary Film "Dalai Lama Renaissance Vol 2: A Revolution of Ideas  

                                            Lama Awakening Documentary
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Compassion in Action Poster Dalai
                                    Lama Renaissance Vol 2: A Revolution
                                    of Ideas


Our films featuring H.H. the Dalai Lama (including the award-winning 'Dalai Lama Renaissance') have screened in front of sold out film festival audiences throughout the world, has received many positive reviews, has won numerous awards at international film festivals, and and has touched, impacted and inspired many thousands of people.

They have been very successful in theaters, screening in over 100 cities in the U.S., as well as in cinemas around the world.

We would like to provide the opportunity for organizations to schedule a Special Screenings of "Dalai Lama Awakening" (i.e., 'A Poetic ReVision of the award-winning Dalai Lama Renaissance Film'),  "Compassion in Action,"or "DLR Vol. 2: A Revolution of Ideas" for their community.

Our main intention and goal in producing our award-winning Dalai Lama films was to inspire and positively impact as many audiences as possible, and to serve the Highest and Greatest Good. Making these films available to as many audiences as possible is important so that the film fulfills its purpose of serving the Highest Good of others.

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See the positive impact on audiences around the world
of our recent 'Dalai Lama Renaissance' Film, here:



** We understand that some centers and organizations may not have projection equipment to project the film, or a large hall. We recommend that centers rent a video projector (which are not costly to rent), and screen the film in the room that they have available. For smaller centers and organizations, please email us about the possibility of screening one of our films with the equipment (and space) that your center has available to you. We would like to do our very best to accommodate every center that wants to screen our life-affirming films for its audiences. Our goal is to do everything we can to enable as many people as possible to see our films which many audiences have described as films that have deeply impacted their lives. Please email us concerning your special circumstances, and we will do our best to work with you to enable you to screen the film.


What organizations are saying about their screenings of our films:

Hi Khashyar,

We had a wonderful event; everyone loved the film and the dialogue after was very rich. Thanks for creating such a beautiful and thought-provoking film.

Many thanks,
Reba V.
Community Film Series
San Francisco, CA

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Those who attended were impressed and 5 said they'd like to buy dvds when they come out...

There was an excitement in the air as people left, though, as if something that had seemed out of reach was not so far after all.

Blessings always,
Ruth M.
Unity Church

The film was a big success, all loved it!

Kathe O.
New Thought Spritual Center
Southern Florida

Thank for for making this film.

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Hi Khashyar,

We hosted our screening of the "Dalai Lama Renaissance" this past Monday and had a wonderful turnout. What a beautiful film! We all really enjoyed it.

We would love to show it again, but I just wanted to check in and see what, if any the deadline is. Thanks again. I look forward to hearing from you.

Celeste S.
Yoga Center
New Orleans, LA

Exciting conversation and discussion of the film went late and was thought provoking and inspiring. Thank you for making a film that is both a gift and service.

Your generosity has been awesome and everyone at the monastery is grateful. Good luck with it, and we wish you every success in the months ahead.

Deep Bow,

Buddhist Center
Mount Tremper, NY

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Dear Khashyar, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and all involved in this film,

The three showings of the "Dalai Lama Renaissance" in Loveland, Colorado was a true success. I believe that the seed that has been planted is growing amazingly. We do not know the numbers yet as of this morning who attended, but feel that the showings were very successful. Many attendees thanked us for hosting the showings and asked how they may host a showing. We sent them to your website for more information.

We humbly request that you create a banner link as we also had many people interested in purchasing the DVD when it comes out.

This was a powerful experience that left me personally inspired to keep up the good work we are doing at Monk Yoga giving by people a tool to find inner-peace and happiness. As the "synthesis" groups found that compassion is a more difficult art than it seems, so too have I had difficulty in trying to be a yogi, while running a business in the "real" world. I have struggled with whether or not I am capable to persevere, especially with our economy in trouble. I am committed, now more than ever, to being the change. I was reassured that following my favorite quote by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, "Happiness is a Birthright," that I am doing good work. I have much hope that the people who attended this film will feel the way I feel and be the change also. My spirituality has been defined by knowing my own inner-peace includes service to humanity.

My deep gratitude to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, to you and your film team and all who participated in the making of this film. Thank you for such a wonderful tool in showing my community and the world that we can solve the worlds problems with compassion.

As you may know we are donating 1/3 of our profit from the film to helping homeless families with children in Loveland. We also set out a donation box which was filled during our three showings. Thank you very much for this gift.

Please let us know if we can be of service to you again.

May you have peace, happiness and loving kindness.


Jennifer M.
Yoga Center

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Click here to read what AUDIENCES have said after seeing "Dalai Lama Renaissance"


One thousand people attended the "Dalai Lama Renaissance" opening night screening at the Frozen River Film Festival in Minnesota, where "Dalai Lama Renaissance" had two sold out screenings, and won the festival's "People's Choice Award."


Instructions for Hosting a Screening:


Here is how you can host a Sneak Preview Screening of one of Wakan Film's Documentary Films in your theater or for your organization:

1) Decide which film(s) that you would like to screen. (In some cases, you may be able to screen multiple films for the same screening deposit).

Many Audiences have found it powerful to first screen the "Dalai Lama Awakening" Documentary Film , and then afterwards, or on a different date, to screen "Compassion in Action" and/or "DLR Vol. 2," with group discussions after each screening. We highly recommend this.

Choose the film that you would like to screen:

"Dalai Lama Awakening" Documentary Film
(narrated by Harrison Ford)

Dalai Lama Awakening
                                    Documentary Film Poster

"Dalai Lama Awakening" is Director Darvich's original pure "Poetic ReVision"of the historic and monumental meeting between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the innovative thinkers to discuss how to change the world. "Dalai Lama Awakening" is a completely new documentary film, a powerful new edit with 30 minutes of additional never-before-seen breathtaking footage, and an entirely new uplifting musical score.

"Compassion in Action" Documentary Film)

Compassion in Action Film

Open your heart, and become the change. What truly brings us happiness? What are the essential problems facing our world today, and how can we solve them? A new film and sequel to ‘Dalai Lama Awakening’ featuring Illuminating insights from the Dalai Lama and other revolutionary thinkers like Fred Alan Wolf, Jean Houston, Elisabet Sahtouris, Thom Hartmann, David Korten and others.

"Dalai Lama Renaissance Vol. 2:
A Revolution of Ideas"

Dalai Lama Renaissance Vol
                                    2: A Revolution of Ideas

Explore and further understand how the Dalai Lama thinks about solving the world's problems  deeper with "Dalai Lama Renaissance: A Revolution of Ideas." What is it like meeting the Dalai Lama and speaking with him in a small room about his ideas about facing the challenges of our time? How does the Dalai Lama's Eavesdrop on this intimate conversation between great minds in their quest for a better world.


*Please be aware that "Dalai Lama Awakening" is a feature length award-winning documentary film (narrated by Harrison Ford), and "DLR" Vol. 2 is an in-depth experience of the profound dialog between the Dalai Lama and these innovative thinkers like Michael Beckwith (from "The Secret"), Fred Alan Wolf ("The Secret" and "What the Bleep Do We Know"), Amit Goswami ("What the Bleep Do We Know" and the "Quantum Activist"), Jean Houston, Thom Hartmann and others.


2) Decide which film(s) and choose what date(s) that you would like to hold one or more screenings.


3) Read and fill out the screening form, here:

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4) So that the screening of Wakan Films documentary films continue to serve the Greatest Good, and is a benefit to audiences, your organization and Wakan Films (in helping us pay back our expenses in producing the film and to help us produce more films in the future), we believe in equally sharing the ticket revenue from screenings of of our films with the hosting organization and Wakan Films. This is a similar model as other "spiritual cinema screenings" used with other spiritual films.


5) The Sneak Preview screening fee is a minimum of $150 USD. We ask that you charge $10 USD per ticket sold to the screenings (and $15-$20 per ticket per screening if Director Khashyar Darvich is present for a personal appearance and Q&A), and so $150 covers half of the total ticket sales of 30 people who can watch the film at your Sneak Preview Event. We ask that you pay the $150 minimum to reserve a date for your screening(s). One screening deposit covers multiple screenings of one or more films. You can pay this amount by check, money order, or credit card. *(So that every organization will be able to share Wakan Films' Documentaries with their community, we are committed to work within the budget of all organizations in determining a screening deposit, so please contact us if you would like to screen the film, cannot afford the $150 screening deposit, and would like to request a lower screening deposit).


6) To pay the $150 screening deposit fee (so that your screening date(s) will be reserved for one or more of the films), you may pay by credit or debit card, or contact us by email for directions as to where you can send a check or money order. Once you have filled out and sent the screening form below, you will be taken to the webpage where you can make your $150 screening deposit payment.


Frequently Asked Question:

Question: If I purchase a DVD of one of our films, then don't we have the right to screen it for our church, group or audience without asking permission to do so?

Answer: We are not a big film studio, we are an independent film company that has made a deep personal commitment to create films that inspire audiences and serve Humanity and the Greatest Good.

Because we felt that each of our films were important to produce and share with audiences, we spent our own funds (even taking out loans) to produce our films when necessary.

Screenings help us share the film with audiences, as well as to help pay back to expenses we incurred to create the film, and allow us to create other inspiring, life-affirming films in the future.

Purchasing a DVD (otherwise known as "home video") gives an individual the right to view the DVD privately in their home. But screening a DVD or film for a group or in public involves receiving a different permission from the filmmaker to do so. Many people do not realize that it is against the law (a violation of copyright law) to screen a film in public or for a group with the filmmaker's permission.

For more information regarding this, you may read more here:

We just want to do what is fair and serves everyone's Highest Good.

Copyright law helps protect the rights of artists whose work is to create art that (in our case) has the intention of inspiring audiences and serving Humanity and the Greatest Good.

Please feel free to email us if you have any questions regarding this or any other question.


7) One week before your screening, IF the Director or other Wakan Films' Team Member is not appearing in person, we will send you two DVDs of your scheduled film(s). You can download promotional materials from the website. We will email you the link to the materials once a screening has been reserved.


8) Please feel free to contact your local newspapers and press to help promote your screening. To help you promote your screening, the filmmakers will be available for interviews with the press in your city or community. We ask that you make the first contact with the press in your community, and then have them contact us for an interview.


9) Your $150 deposit covers half of Wakan Film's share of the first 30 tickets that you sell for your event. For each $10* ticket that you sell above 30 tickets, the ticket price sold is split evenly between Wakan Films and your organization. For example, if you sell 200 tickets to your screening (for a total ticket sales of $2,000), your organization would keep half of that amount ($1,000), and then you would send the other half (minus your $150 deposit) to Wakan Films, which would equal $850.    *($15-$20 per ticket per screening if Director Khashyar Darvich is present for a personal appearance and Q&A)


10) 7 days after your screening, please send back the two DVDs, as well as make the payment to Wakan Films from your ticket sales.


11) Also, we would like to help your organization fundraise by offering DVDs of our films to your audiences after your screening. Audiences have shown great interest in purchasing our films after screenings, to watch again and to share their experience with friends. You may purchase wholesale copies of the DVD (Please see: ).   


12) Producer-Director Khashyar Darvich has conducted many Q&As with audiences after screenings of his films around the world. His appearance at screenings brings more press coverage for your screening, as well as offers a special experience for your audience whereby audience members may ask Khashyar his experience with the Dalai Lama, and the process of making the film. Please email us if you are interested.


12) If you have any questions, please email us at:



Producer-Director Khashyar Darvich answers questions from the audience after an 800-seat sold out show of "Dalai Lama Renaissance" at the Boulder International Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado. "Dalai Lama Renaissance" was the only film in the history of the festival that received a second screening.



Please fill out this Screening Hosting Form and Agreement. Once we have received the form, we will contact you about scheduling your screening:

Screening Hosting Form for "Dalai Lama Awakening" or "Compassion in Action" or "DLR Vol. 2: A Revolution of Ideas":

(please fill out this form if you would like to reserve a screening for our films).

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The second sold out screening of "Dalai Lama Renaissance" at the Frozen River Film Festival in Minnesota.



What Audiences say about about
"Dalai Lama Renaissance":


Saw the film this last weekend in Portland, OR and LOVED it! Please let me know when it will be available for sale on DVD.

Thank you for the lovely work you are creating. We need more of these types of films!

Alice P.
Portland, Oregon


I saw the film two days ago and it was amazing. I would love to own it and have the chance to show it to others.
Thank for for making this film.

Micki L.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hi Khashyar,

I saw the film at the Rafael Theatre, California Film Institute in San Rafael, California.

The film is so heart warming and heart opening, it gave me the sense of being right there in the presence of His Holiness. In many ways, it is a healing film. You succeeded in creating an experience of being with the Dalai Lama, himself, which itself is healing and
and a meaningful contribution. I have a hunch that ,if people were hooked up to a brain imaging
or biofeedback device, you would actually see physical changes in most viewers.

I would love to have participated in your filmmaking journey

You are right on target with this one.

All the best to you,

San Francisco


I want to share my gratitude (profound experience), in seeing the movie Dalai Lama Renaissance, showing at the Hollywood Theater in Portland...

It touched me at my Core Self, in a very beautiful way...
I plan to go again next weekend!

Saundra V.
Portland, Oregon

Dear Khashyar,

It was lovely meeting you, and seeing your film. Last night, the film moved me so much.

The simplicity and brilliance of capturing the essence of the heart message is so important in reconnecting as a global family, and more than anyone or any film I have seen of late, YOU DID IT. The problem presently, is material and spiritual glamour. This movie gets to the heart of what is truly important.

Thank you so much for doing this film. It will change planetary consciousness for sure.

D. J.
Mount Shasta, CA

Just saw Dalai Lama Renaissance at the Frozen River Film Festival in Winona, MN. The film was intensely moving, thought provoking, and filled with the surprisingly pure humanity and humor of the Dalai Lama. It was a bright spot in my day and a reminder to be a kinder me. Thank you!

Winona, MN

I saw this film in California it was really amazing, good job! =)



I would like to purchase a DVD of Dalai Lama Renaissance.

On Friday night, May 30th in Greensboro, NC I went to a pre-screening of the film. It was wonderful. Congratulations on a job well done.

I want a copy of my own so that I can hear the Dalai Lama laugh whenever I want!

Warm Regards,

Cynthia S.
Greensboro, NC

I saw the film at Delhi's Tibetan Film Festival and immediately began spreading the news of it to all my friends. Please let me know when the DVD is available for purchase.
Thank you!
Sarah H.
New Delhi, India


Last Sunday, my friend Annie and I (David) had the honor of watching your film, the Dalai Lama Renaissance. It was emotional for both of us to listen to the simple and yet, so profound, words of the Dalai Lama.

After the movie was completed, we had the honor of meeting Khashyar Darvich. Within a few minutes of our conversation, it was very clear to both of us what a huge heart he has, and like the Dalai Lama, he moved us emotionally.

Please share these words with him - thank you Khashyar - for bringing the worlds of the Dalai Lama to us, and for sharing your own words with us - it kept us talking about the movie and about our encounter for the rest of the evening.

David B.
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

I would like to order two (2) copies of the DVD Dalai Lama Renaissance.

I saw the film yesterday in Hilo, Hawai'i. It was a beautifully put together documentary and I was very moved by the Dalai Lama's teaching. I commend Mr. Khashyar Darvich also and thank him for bringing it to us.


P. S.


I saw the film in Chicago tonight, and it touched my heart. I'd like to purchase at least a couple (or more!) for friends and myself. Please let me know when its copies become available.

Thank you,

Noriko M.
Chicago, IL

We just saw the film. Bravo.

Before the film we (a group of women) were discussing what type of conversation we would like to have with Obama, if we happened to be having tea with him. We were discussing what we can do to support the direction of this country, this world.

Then we saw the film. We all thought - Obama would find this film inspirational, encouraging, and focusing.

Thank you.

Megan S.
Tucson, AZ


Thank you... it's a great movie, a great message and very well put together. I can't imagine what it was like to find the best footage out of 140 hours; you did a magnificent job of getting to the point and delivering the Dalai Lama's message.

Portland, OR

Hello Khashyar,

It was a great pleasure for myself and my boyfriend to meet and speak with you at the 6:00 showing of "Dalai Lama Renaissance" last Friday. We heard through the grapevine that The Valley Art Theater in Tempe, AZ is going to continue showing your movie this coming week, and we offer our congratulations! We take great delight in spreading the word about the positive messages of your film.

Essentially, your film is a doorway for which to bring healing to All, and that is something we are very much about too!

Khashyar, we hope that many people watch your film to expand their awareness of themselves, so living from the heart comes naturally to us once again...and ultimately bring peace and harmony to our world!

With our best wishes to you and continued success with your film,

Amy L.
Tempe, AZ


I loved the film. Will you be selling the soundtrack? It was so beautiful! As a yoga instructor I would love to have this soundtrack for teaching.

Thank you,
Amy B.
San Rafael, CA

Dear Khashyar,

We so enjoyed the abundant feast you presented ... facets of the very precious Cosmic Heart of Love and Compassion manifesting as the Dalai Lama! THANK YOU!

What a marvelous presentation you and your colleagues created for the world! It will definitely touch, inspire, and encourage many to transform themselves more greatly into their higher immortal blueprints. This we must all each do for ourselves, individually...

With love and support for your Soul's heart-felt expressions, and your powerful determination to serve the greater good,

May Spirit Bless You.

M. and J.

Hello Khashyar,

I really loved your movie and the Dalai Lama! ? You did contribute to the collective effort for a better Humanity!

Let us keep in touch in Love and Light! May our paths meet again!

Tempe, AZ




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