2014 Berkeley Video & Film Festival

Prayers of the Ancient Ones has been selected to screen at the 2014 Berkeley Video & Film Festival, which runs from October 30 to November 7th! Please join us for the November 2nd screening of our film in Downtown Berkeley.

Date and Time: Sunday, November 2nd at 2:30 pm
Tickets: $10 General, $5 Students & Seniors
Location: 1939 Addison Street, located in the Downtown Berkeley Arts District
General info: Please see the Screening Schedule on East Bay Media Center’s website or call them directly at 510.843.3699 if you have any questions


Amsterdam, Cologne & Florence Screenings of Prayers of the Ancient Ones

Prayers of the Ancient Ones will screen in Amsterdam, Cologne and Florence in February 2014. 


Amsterdam, Netherlands

Address: Reguliersgracht 25 – 1017LJ Amsterdam
020 6205207 – nyingmacentrum@nyingma.nl
SATURDAY, February 8
TIME 16.30 hrs


Cologne, Germany

Sunday, February 9, 5PM

Café ÖM

Siebachstraße 66
50733 Köln-Nippes
phone 0221-922 92380


Florence, Italy


Address: Piazza Strozzi, Firenze, Italy

tel. 055 214068   segr,055 295051

MONDAY, February 17

TIME 21,00

Huffington Post Review of Prayers of the Ancient Ones


Read the review on Huffington Post


Towards An Architecture of Peace

by Augusta Thomson


“Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.” – Robert F. Kennedy

The line outside the Oxford Union extends the length of the street. We wait to hear the current President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai’s, address. The line is too long; while students at the front make it inside to catch his speech, most have to imagine what is being said from the exterior of a brick wall periphery. Continue reading

Berkeley Premiere of
Prayers of the Ancient Ones

On September 29, the first public screening of Prayers of the Ancient Ones was held at the David Brower Center, a wonderful space in the heart of downtown Berkeley, with an audience of 125. Responses to the film were very positive, and audience members came away inspired.

The post-screening panel, graciously hosted by Producer Barry Schieber, was notable for a series of particularly thoughtful questions from the audience.  Panel members – Director Pema Gellek, Assistant Director Hugh Joswick, guests Jack Petranker and Lama Palzang – had an excellent opportunity to respond in kind.