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A remarkable film visiting the sacred sites of the Dalai Lamas in Tibet, a pilgrimage with translator and author Glenn Mullin. This fascinating journey explores the caves where the early Buddhist masters meditated, enters the monasteries where the Dalai Lamas and others taught, and – at an altitude of over 16,000 feet – looks down into the famous oracle lake of Lhamo Lhatso where every Dalai Lama has had prophetic visions.
The sacred sites: • Potala • Jokhang • Drepung Monastery • Nechung • Drak Yerpa Valley • The caves of Songsten Gampo, Jowo Atisha, and Guru Rinpoche • Samye Monastery • Lambhu Lagang Castle • Ani Sanku Nunnery • Lama Tsongkhapa Meditation Cave • Tranduk • Kangyur Stupa • Terdak Lingpa • Tashi Lumpo • Champa Zhishi • Sakya • Chokhor Gyal • Milarepa’s Cave • The Oracle Lake
Our guides on the pilgrimage
Steve Dancz is a musician and a composer for National Geographic television specials. He has performed with his jazz band for the Dalai Lama’s Sacred Music Festival in India among other international appearances.
Glenn Mullin, (Lama Maitrizopa) studied Buddhism with the Tibetan refugees in India for over 12 years. His two most important teachers were Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and Trijang Dorjechang, the two spiritual masters of the Dalai Lama. He has written 25 books on Tibetan culture, including a dozen on the lives and works of the early Dalai Lamas. His latest is The Flying Mystics of Tibetan Buddhism (Serindia Press).
Khenpo Tashi is a Bhutanese monk, international Buddhist teacher, curator of Bhutan’s national museum, friend of the royal family and presents a daily radio program in Bhutan.