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6 Documentaries On The Mystic Land That Inspired The Myths Of Shambhala And Shangri-La From Its Ancient Beginnings Through Its Leadership Under The Dalai Lama To Its Incorporation Into The People’s Republic Of China, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS In A Two Disc All Regions DVD Format DVD Set!
TIBET: THE BAMBOO CURTAIN FALLS (Color, 1981, 49 Minutes).
An excellent episode of The World About Us that documents the history of political struggle between Tibet and China through heartbreakingly beautiful color archival film footage that document Tibetan Buddhist public rituals in the days before Chinese occupation from Tibet, as well as the exodus of the Tibetans from their homeland to India lead by the 15 year old Dalai Lama. The beauty of the land before, and devastation of the land after, Chinese occupation make this documentary extraordinarily compelling.
OCEAN OF WISDOM: THE DALAI LAMA (Color, 1990, 29 Minutes).
The enlightening 1990 documentary on the life, times and Nobel Prize winning work of the 14th and current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, the temporal and spiritual leader of the government of Tibet in exile .
TERRA X: AN EXPEDITION TO THE JEWEL OF THE SNOW (Color, 1986, 23 Minutes).
Mount Kailasa in the north of Tibet is one of the holiest sites in all Tibetan Buddhism, and is depicted on many of its spiritual works of art over the centuries. This documentary records the difficult progress of a dangerous expedition to this remote mountain, and its adjacent holy lake Manasarovar, some thirty years after the last westerner was allowed to enter, and along the way illustrates the history and significance of these holy sites.
RED FLAG OVER TIBET (Color, 1989, 49 Minutes).
A one-of-a-kind glimpse behind the bamboo curtain into the repression and human rights abuses suffered by the Tibetan people, including extraordinary smuggled video footage of terrible violence perpetrated upon political protesters within the country, along with a humane assessment of the matter by the Dalai Lama himself.
THE LOST YEARS OF JESUS: TIBET'S ARCHIVES REGARDING ST. ISSA (Excerpt) (Color, 1977, 28 Minutes).
A segment of the 1977 film that documents the missing years of Jesus of Nazareth as recorded by Tibetan monks in the 12th century regarding his experiences in India as well as his ultimate crucifixion.
TERRA X: DEMONS ON THE TOP OF THE WORLD (Color, 1988, 23 Minutes).
The peoples of the Bon sect of Tibet struggled hard to keep their own animistic religion intact by resisting the initial spread of Buddhism throughout the empire as the state religion. The solution to the conflict was the incorporation of the Bon religion into Buddhism, and in this synthesis, even so-called evil spirits were incorporated into the Buddhist hierarchy so as to harmonize their aspects with divine will. This documentary explains how this was achieved while presenting a view on Tibetan beliefs not otherwise available to western observers.
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