documentary on BBC about Lelung Rinpoche

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Re: documentary on BBC about Lelung Rinpoche

Postby JKhedrup » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:01 pm

Another link for the same video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-I79ktnFlY

I am watching in between teaching sessions here. I am quite moved by the story. Although Lelung Rinpoche chose lay life and lives in the UK, he lives in such simple circumstances (a garden shed). With such an important title he could probably live a very lavish lifestyle in a huge house if he wanted to, but he lives like a poor person.
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Re: documentary on BBC about Lelung Rinpoche

Postby plwk » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:31 pm

This looks like it could have been interesting. Did anyone catch it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5H327qxDEc

A CNN special report by Christiane Amanpour on Christian Warriors? :shock: :shrug:
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Re: documentary on BBC about Lelung Rinpoche

Postby JKhedrup » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:34 pm

Haha try the second link. I have no idea how that happened. I deleted the first post with the link to Amapour. The link is now correct for "Buddha of Suburbia" about Lelung Rinpoche.
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Re: documentary on BBC about Lelung Rinpoche

Postby justsit » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:33 am

Very beautiful story, thanks for posting.

May Rinpoche be permitted to visit Tibet, and may he find the teachings he seeks.
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Re: documentary on BBC about Lelung Rinpoche

Postby lobster » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:08 pm

Thanks JKhedrup, :twothumbsup:

A rinpoche in a shed . . . :woohoo:
. . . my sort of shed . . . :thumbsup:
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Re: documentary on BBC about Lelung Rinpoche

Postby Yudron » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:28 pm

Thanks you Ven. Khedrup, I really enjoyed this video. I wasn't so interested in the "plot," per se, but I was very moved by Rinpoche crying about the poor donkeys who built some large structure for them. Very very moved at his sincere compassion. You just don't see that every day. Wonderful.
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