Director: Chico All'Inha
Cast includes: Chöje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Hastings Triratna Buddhist Group presents
96 Mins / 2016 / UK

Screening as part of the Buddhist Film Festival 2024, grab your chance to catch this favourite from our Buddhist film stream - we first showed this back in 2018.

This is the first ever documentary film about the inspirational life of Chöje Akong Tulku Rinpoche. Through his powerful message of loving-kindness and compassion and his humanitarian work around the world, Akong Rinpoche has benefitted the lives of countless people. This film aims to make his inspirational life story available to future generations.

Akong Tulku Rinpoche, born in Kham in Eastern Tibet in 1941, was quickly recognized as a reincarnate Tulku and enthroned as the Abbot of Drolma Lhakhang Monastery at the age of four. In 1959, tensions between China and Tibet reached breaking point and Akong was forced to undertake a dangerous journey across the Himalayas on foot to India aged 19.

Akong Tulku Rinpoche continued to personally supervise his countless projects, right up until death at 73 years of age. His projects reach out to thousands of people in need through his charity ROKPA International, which invests nearly 100% of donations directly into humanitarian projects in Tibet, Nepal, India and Africa.

Half of the ticket sales of this screening will go to Akong Memorial Foundation.

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