March 04, 2008
Buddha Wild - The Monk in a Hut, directed by Anna Wilding, will screen at Tibet House on March 19th. The film is up for a major award in India.
Buddha Wild" journeys to and provides an "affectionate glimpse" into the cultural and monastic lives of Thai and Sir Lankan missionary monks living on a remote monastery in the Western world. The film explores the basic tenets of Buddhism, celibacy, politics, the role of women in Asian society and the day to day lives of monks. New Yorkers get their first chance to see this "fascinating" film in a special screening at Tibet House in New York on 19 March 2008. Tickets to the screening can be purchased online at www.tibethouse.org. Anna Wilding will be in attendance for a discussion following the screening. Tibet House was founded by the Dalai Lama and Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman and holds amongst its trustees Philip Glass, Uma Thurman and other notable New York luminaries. Executive Director of Tibet House Ganden Thurman organized the screening.