10 QUESTIONS FOR THE DALAI LAMA (DVD) directed by Rick Ray, music by Peter Kater
How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future? These are some of the questions posed to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by filmmaker and explorer Rick Ray. Ray examines some of the fundamental questions of our time by weaving together observations from his own journeys throughout India and the Middle East, and the wisdom of an extraordinary spiritual leader. This is his story, as told and filmed by Rick Ray during a private visit to his monastery in Dharamsala, India over the course of several months. Also included is rare historical footage as well as footage supplied by individuals who at great personal risk, filmed with hidden cameras within Tibet. Part biography, part philosophy, part adventure and part politics, "10 Questions for The Dalai Lama" conveys more than history and more than answers - it opens a window into the heart of an inspiring man.
If you had only one hour, what would you ask?
- Interview with director Rick Ray
- Additional Selected Scenes
- Interview with Tenzin Geyche Tethong
10 QUESTIONS FOR THE DALAI LAMA (Soundtrack) directed by Rick Ray, music by Peter Kater
10 Questions For The Dalai Lama Soundtrack Track Listing
1. 10 Questions For The Dalai Lama
2. Fire Walk
4. Fresh Wind, A
5. Buddha Search
6. Lighting The Flame
7. Seeking The Dalai Lama
8. Ocean Of Long Life
9. Last Request
10. Call Of Compassion
11. 10 Questions For The Dalai Lama
OPEN ROAD: THE GLOBAL JOURNEY OF THE XIVTH DALAI LAMA by Pico Iyer
One of the most acclaimed and perceptive observers of globalism and Buddhism now gives us the first serious consideration—for Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike—of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama's work and ideas as a politician, scientist, and philosopher.
Pico Iyer has been engaged in conversation with the Dalai Lama (a friend of his father's) for the last three decades—an ongoing exploration of his message and its effectiveness. Now, in this insightful, impassioned book, Iyer captures the paradoxes of the Dalai Lama's position: though he has brought the ideas of Tibet to world attention, Tibet itself is being remade as a Chinese province; though he was born in one of the remotest, least developed places on earth, he has become a champion of globalism and technology. He is a religious leader who warns against being needlessly distracted by religion; a Tibetan head of state who suggests that exile from Tibet can be an opportunity; an incarnation of a Tibetan god who stresses his everyday humanity.
Moving from Dharamsala, India—the seat of the Tibetan government-in-exile—to Lhasa, Tibet, to venues in the West, where the Dalai Lama's pragmatism, rigor, and scholarship are sometimes lost on an audience yearning for mystical visions, The Open Road illuminates the hidden life, the transforming ideas, and the daily challenges of a global icon.