Thursday, June 5, 2014

Life in Buddhist India, circa 1999 (video)

Amber Larson, Wisdom Quarterly; Norton Simon Museum
"In the Land of Snow" Buddhist Art of the Himalayas" (

A group of young Tibetan monks living in India's Himalayas find themselves torn between their spiritual pursuits and their love for soccer in the true-life comedy "The Cup." Soccer's World Cup fever had swept the globe, finding its way into a remote Buddhist monastery nestled in the Himalayas of northern India. While their teachers, elder lamas, try to keep the young monks focused on their studies, they will do just about anything to watch the final match.

Even if that means finding a satellite dish and setting it up on top of their quiet hermitage. An inspiring tale of colliding cultures, midnight escapades, and daring secret plots is all set against the rich traditions of Tibetan/Bhutanese Vajrayana Buddhism and art. (Rated G, Tibetan with English subtitles, showing tonight FREE at the Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, as part of the Himalayan Buddhism exhibit).
  • Date: Friday, June 06, 2014
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm
  • Director: Khyentse Norbu

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