Doordarshan’s Film : The Second Buddha (25 min) Benoy K Behl

Time:05:30 pm

When and Where

Date:16 May 2012
Time:06:30 pm
Organizer: ICCR
Location: London

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This is one of the greatest true stories of the world. It is also the story of one of the most powerful personalities of history. Guru Padmasambhava, with his magic and flamboyant masked dances, dominated the Roof of the World completely in his time.

This is the story of the man from Nalanda University, who swept across Ladakh, Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur, Tibet and Arunachal Pradesh in the 8th century. He bestowed upon it a Buddhist culture, which continues till today. This is a story of Guru Padmasambhava, one of the most fascinating personalities in all of the history of the world. The man who is still worshipped across this entire region as the Second Buddha.

The Guru, in the power and majesty of his mission, travelled across the highest mountains and over 2000 kilometers of inhospitable, high-altitude desert, to spread the message of the Buddha. These are regions where oxygen is scarce in the thin air and often it is difficult to breathe. Mountains reach for the skies and even the hundreds of passes he would have had to cross, are often higher than 15,000 feet.

Join the film-maker Benoy K Behl, as he repeats the journey of the Great Guru, across the cold deserts of Ladakh and Spiti.