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.