University of Wisconsin–Madison

Lord of the Dance, Destroyer of Illusion

By Richard Kohn

This film takes us to two small Buddhist monasteries in Mt. Everest region of Nepal where Sherpas and Tibetans preserve a unique way of life and vision of the world. It focuses on the yearly Mani-Rimdu festival and on Trulshig Rinpoche, the Tibetan Lama who directs its performance. This festival originated in Rongphu, Tibet which was destroyed.