The Great Transmission (DVD)
56 minutes, Closed Captioning, subtitles in Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
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Prayers of the Ancient Ones (DVD)
71 minutes, No subtitles [Update: International Edition with subtitles also available!]
Prayers of the Ancient Ones takes us on a journey to Bodh Gaya, India, the holiest site of Buddhism where the Buddha attained supreme enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. Each year, over 10,000 Tibetan monks, nuns and lay pilgrims travel here from all across the Himalayan region to pray for world peace and affirm their heritage in the face of overwhelming challenge and loss.
This is the story of a sacred place, an exiled people and a Tibetan lama’s immense efforts to restore Tibetan culture.
Proceeds support Guna Foundation
Light of the Valley: the 15th Renovation of Swayambhu (DVD)
31 minutes, Subtitles available in: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese & Spanish
Every one-hundred years, Swayambhu, the self-arisen Stupa, is renovated as an offering to the Buddhist world. This century, an America- born woman must fulfill the vision of her father, a Tibetan lama, and restore the sacred Swayambhu Stupa. Navigate the complexities of Nepali culture, religion, and politics in this story of great struggle and epic accomplishment.
Proceeds benefit Guna Foundation
Tashi & Norbu: A Tibetan Nomad Boy’s Quest to Save a Beloved Yak (Children’s Book)
46 pages, 10 x 10.5″ with full color illustrations
Written by Pema Gellek, illustrated by Eva van Dam
Tashi is a little nomad boy who has grown up in a valley of the towering Himalayas. One harsh winter, he learns his best friend, Norbu, a most unusual yak, is destined for slaughter. He embarks on a high-altitude adventure to save Norbu, and along the way, learns the meaning of friendship and the preciousness of all life.
Proceeds partially benefit Tsethar International
Light of the Valley: Renewing the Sacred Art and Traditions of Svayambhu (Book)
342 pages, 9.5 x 11″ with color photographs
Edited by Tsering Palmo Gellek and Padma Dorje Maitland
Part I documents this process of renovation in a photographic essay that offers an intimate perspective on little-known methods of renovating sacred art and architecture in Nepal, including the traditional crafts of gold-mercury gilding, repoussé, and woodworking practiced for centuries in the Kathamandu Valley.
Part II includes scholarly essays written by experts in the history, art, and architecture of Svayambhu, which offer a broad spectrum of knowledge and rare insights into one of the world’s major living monuments and its renovations.
Proceeds benefit Ananda Light Foundation