Lama Tashi has a documentary film screening at Sebastiani Theatre on Sunday, November 19th at 2pm. The film is called ‘Lama Mani’ by Indian filmmaker Beenu Rajpoot. The cost is $20 per person. Group discounts are available for 10+...just ask us!
The film features Lama Tashi Norbu as ‘Lama Mani’ which is defined as a wandering Buddhist storyteller, who tells stories via various art forms. The ‘stories’ told by the Lama Mani explain the moral concept of karma and encourage compassion for all living beings. These Lamas provided amusement and knowledge to the audience about the symbolism and meanings of the traditional artwork and, via them, the traditional Tibetan Buddhist ideas and legends. In Tibet, whole villages might gather to listen to the stories and testimonies of the Lama Mani, regularly chanting the ancient mantras together. The tradition of Lama Mani in Tibet stretches back to at least the 11th or 12th century, but today this storytelling tradition is slowly fading both inside and outside Tibet. The documentary film “Lama Mani” by Indian film maker Beenu Rajpoot is about the dying tradition of Lama Mani, and how Lama Tashi is working to preserve this tradition in his own way through his artwork and sharing of rituals throughout the world.