World Premiere of Akong – A Remarkable Life

January 30, 2017 at 12:06 pm

We’re very pleased to share with you the news that the long-awaited world premiere of the feature-length documentary film Akong-A Remarkable Life will be taking place on 16th March in Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery & Tibetan Centre in Dumfries and Galloway.

The film, introduced by Director Chico Dall’Inha and set against a backdrop of stunning Himalayan photography, charts Akong Rinpoche’s perilous escape from Chinese-invaded Tibet, in 1959; to becoming a refugee, first in India, then in the United Kingdom; and his incredible life’s work, centred on the establishment and development of Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Scotland and of the many Buddhist Meditation Centres in Europe and Africa that have emanated from it.  It charts an important period of history, from the political occupation in Tibet to social revolution in the West. It holds a spotlight to the many inspirational qualities that Akong Rinpoche embodied and the vast achievements beyond Samye Ling for which he was responsible, including his teaching, charity work, pioneering Tara Rokpa Therapy and the establishment of ROKPA International, to name just a few.

Tickets are only available online, so for more information and to book your seat at the premiere in Kagyu Samye Ling on 16th March, click here

If you can’t make it to Kagyu Samye Ling, the film will also be shown in Kagyu Samye Dzong, London on 18th March.  For more information and to book tickets for the London showing, click here.