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Tibet – Cry of the Snow Lion

Tibet was invaded, pillared, raped, destroyed. Tibet had no armies, no weapons, no tanks; yet their monasteries were robbed, priceless historical and religious scriptures were burned, monks tortured, and nuns raped before being horribly murdered. Tibetans were forced not to meditate, but to work in the fields. Under loaded machine guns, meditators were being forced to work in labor camps and wear the typical Chinese peasant uniforms so that all their uniqueness and individuality would be destroyed. In addition, the Tibetan language is deliberately being destroyed; children are forced to learn and speak Chinese.

It is a tragedy that Tibet fell into the hands of materialists who believe people are only matter and that consciousness is only a by-product of matter. Communists are not interested in meditation and they even deny the existence of the inner sphere.

Ten years in the making, this award-winning feature-length documentary was filmed during nine journeys throughout Tibet, India and Nepal. Cry of the Snow Lionbrings audiences to the long-forbidden “rooftop of the world” with an unprecedented richness of imagery… from rarely-seen rituals in remote monasteries, to horse races with Khamba warriors; from brothels and slums in the holy city of Lhasa, to magnificent Himalayan peaks still traveled by nomadic yak caravans.

The dark secrets of Tibet’s recent past are powerfully chronicled through personal stories and interviews, and a collection of undercover and archival images never before assembled in one film.

A definitive exploration of a legendary subject, Cry of the Snow Lion is an epic story of courage and compassion.

Tibetans have a tremendous body of spiritual knowledge, a spiritual technology if you will, that is an immense gift to human learning.

They have preserved in their monastic universities a vast corpus of learning and understanding about the nature of consciousness, the structure of the human mind, that western science is just beginning to comprehend.

(Excerpt from cryofthesnowlion.com)

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