Award-winning Dalai Lama Renaissance Film, and its Director, Appear in Bloomington, IN for Special Screening on Oct 24
Khashyar | October 16, 2010
Narrated by Harrison Ford, the film and Director Khashyar Darvich travel to Bloomington for a premiere special screening and filmmaker Q&A in Bloomington, Indiana at the historic Buskirk-Chumley Theater
BLOOMINGTON, IN – After winning 12 awards, and screening in hundreds of cities around the world, the ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ Documentary Film and Director Khashyar Darvich travel to Bloomington on Sunday, October 24 for a special film screening and Director Q&A at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater at 4 p.m.
There will be a public reception with the filmmaker after the screening.
Featuring the Dalai Lama, and narrated by actor Harrison Ford, the film tells the story of 40 Western innovative thinkers who travel to the Himalayan Mountains of India to meet with the Dalai Lama to solve many of the world’s problems. What happened was powerful and unexpected, and was captured by a five camera, 18 person crew.
The film features two of the starring quantum physicists from the hit theatrical documentary ‘What the Bleep Do We Know,’ Fred Alan Wolf and Amit Goswami. Also appearing in ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ are Michael Beckwith (who appears in ‘The Secret’), radio host and author Thom Hartmann, revolutionary social scientist Jean Houston, Vandana Shiva (social activist, “The Corporation”), and other prominent thinkers.
Amy Wong of LA Yoga Magazine writes: “it is a stunning tour-de-force [and an] intimate glimpse into the Dalai Lama’s life.”
Film Critic John Griffin of the Montreal Gazette calls ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ “a provocative, even enlightening film… fascinating, ravishingly beautiful and sonically soothing.”
Film Threat Magazine’s Rick Kisonak said “Dalai Lama Renaissance” is a “comedy sensation,” adding, “I can’t remember the last time a movie made me laugh so hard.”
“I look forward visiting Bloomington,” says Director Khashyar Darvich, who grew up nearby in Oxford, Ohio, “to share the film with audiences in Indiana, as well as speaking with them about the inner journey of personal transformation, in the presence of the Dalai Lama, that was captured in the film.”
The tour is being hosted and organized by the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Center (TMBCC – www.tmbcc.net ), who hosted visits by the Dalai Lama in Indiana.
After the Oct 24 Bloomington screening and Q&A, Darvich travels to New York City and New England in November for several screenings, and then to Australia on November 24 for a five week multi-city Australian tour.
To purchase tickets for the Bloomington ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ event, please visit: http://www.buskirkchumley.org or call (812) 323-3020.
Additional screenings of the film, around the world, can be found at: www.DalaiLamaFilm.com/events
Film Screening and Q&A – Dalai Lama Renaissance Film – Bloomington, Indiana – Venue: Buskirk-Chumley Theater – October 24, 2010
Khashyar | September 2, 2010
Dates of Screening: October 24, 2010
Film being screening: Dalai Lama Renaissance Documentary Film, with Director Q&A
Screening Venue: Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Address: Screening Venue Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 East Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408
Contact Name: Trish Ellis
Contact Phone: 812-336-6807
Contact Email: tmbcc.kcl (at) gmail.com
Additional Details: Screening of Dalai Lama Renaissance (Vol 1), and Q&A with Producer-Director Khashyar Darvich. Screening Venue Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 East Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408; Contact Name: Trish Ellis; Contact Email: tmbcc.kcl (at) gmail.com
Sponsoring Organization: TMBCC-KCL (Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Center)
Dalai Lama Visit – Indianapolis, Indiana – Schedule, Tickets, Public Talk & Lecture – Tibetan & Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, Interfaith Hunger Initiative and Indiana Buddhist Center – Conseco Fieldhouse
Khashyar | March 7, 2010
Date of Visit: May 14, 2010
Location: Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Topic: public talk on Facing Challenges with Compassion & Wisdom
Public Talk in Indianapolis, IN, USA on May 14: His Holiness will give a public talk on Facing Challenges with Compassion & Wisdom organized by The Tibetan & Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, Interfaith Hunger Initiative and Indiana Buddhist Center. Contact Website: www.tmbcc.net, www.interfaithhungerinitiative.org & www.indianabuddhist.org
His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Give Public Talk at Conseco Field House
His Holiness will give a public talk in Indianapolis at 9:30am on May 14, 2010 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The program, expected to draw an audience from around the globe, will be hosted by the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center (TMBCC), the Indiana Buddhist Center (IBC) of Indianapolis, and the Interfaith Hunger Initiative (IHI) of Indianapolis, forging a new partnership among organizations whose mission of community outreach and growth is universal. Tickets for the public talk go on sale Saturday, January 16th at the Conseco Fieldhouse box office or area Ticketmaster locations. General admission tickets are $25 and student tickets are $15. Please click here to go to the page at Conseco Fieldhouse to buy tickets or call 1-317-917-2727.
Indianapolis based Indiana Buddhist Center educates individuals about Buddhism and serves Central Indiana through neighborhood outreach programs. The Interfaith Hunger Initiative (IHI) is a program founded in Indianapolis in 2008 that calls together Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders to reach across faith lines to enlarge engagement in ending hunger, to feed hungry people and to speak up for the hungry.
Dalai Lama Teachings – Bloomington, Indiana – Schedule, Tickets, Public Talk & Lecture – Tibetan & Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center – Indiana University Auditorium
Khashyar | March 7, 2010
Date of Visit: May 12-13, 2010
Location: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN – Indiana University Auditorium
Topic: two-day teachings on The Heart Sutra (sherab nyingpo)
Ticket Information: www.tmbcc.net
Teachings in Bloomington, IN, USA on May 12 & 13: His Holiness will give two-day teachings on The Heart Sutra (sherab nyingpo) organized by The Tibetan & Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center. Contact Website: www.tmbcc.net
About the Visit
Arjia Rinpoche, Director of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, is pleased to announce that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will return to Bloomington, Indiana to give teachings on the Womb of Buddha: “The Heart Sutra” at Indiana University Auditorium May 12 and 13, 2010.
The teachings will be translated in Chinese, Vietnamese, and Mongolian. Please bring a small FM radio and earphones
His Holiness will give three teachings: on May 12, in the morning from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. and in the afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. On May 13, the morning teaching will begin at 9:15 and end at 11:15 a.m. There will be no afternoon teaching. Tickets will go on sale through IU Auditorium on January 15, 2010. Contact IU Auditorium at 1-812-855-1103; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The topic of the May teachings is “The Heart Sutra.” This sutra (teaching of the Buddha) is a member of the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajñāpāramitā) class of Mahāyāna Buddhist literature. The Buddha gave this wisdom teaching at Rajagriha Peak in India after he reached enlightenment. It expresses the “heart” of the Buddhist religion as it expounds the importance of compassion and wisdom.
The TMBCC will present cultural programs at IU Auditorium on the evening of May 12. His Holiness will not be present at these events. Detailed information will be presented on the TMBCC website at a later date.
His Holiness will give a Public Talk in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 14, 2010 at Conseco Field House entitled “Facing Today’s Challenges with Wisdom and Compassion.” This talk is being sponsored by the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center (TMBCC), the Interfaith Hunger Initiative in Indianapolis (IHI), and the Indiana Buddhist Center of Indiana (IBC). Please click on Public Talk for more information about this event.
This will be the Dalai Lama’s sixth visit to the TMBCC. He first visited Bloomington in 1987 to dedicate the Janchub Chorten when the center was known as the” Tibetan Cultural Center.” In October 2007, he changed its name to the “Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center” to broaden its mission by including the Mongolian Buddhist culture. At that time, he gave teachings on Atisha’s Lamp to the Path to Enlightenment at IU Auditorium and a Public Talk at IU Assembly Hall entitled “Compassion, the Source of Peace.”
For more information, contact the TMBCC Staff: 812-336-6807; email@example.com