Himalaya Terre de Sérénité

Arnaud Desjardins. 1968. France, India. vo French. 104’

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Himalaya: Terre de Serenite by Arnaud Desjardins (1968), consists of two remarkable early films shot in the 1960's for French television, focusing on the Tibetan yogis at the sacred lake of Padmasambhava in India, Rewelsar. The first film, Le Lac des Yogis, features rare footage of the early years of Tibetan refugees in India, with a young Dalai Lama and his sister Jetsun Pema, plus Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, and Dudjom Rinpoche performing an initiation at Rewelsar, or Tso Pema. The second film, Les Enfants de la Sagesse, features a young Dalai Lama and his Gelugpa monks, and the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa training the main young tulkus of the Kagyu lineage - now renowned teachers in their own right.

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