Tonight, having just seen the movie "Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion", I realize how little I knew about the actual situation of Tibet.
The Dalai Lama
On my birthday 3 years ago in northern California, I and thousands of others had the opportunity to see and listen to the Dalai Lama in-person, for three straight days. Being in the Dalai Lama's presence, hearing him speak, was an inspiration to be sure, yet my intellect hadn't fully grasped the full significance, nor the broad relevance Tibet's situation and Tibet's leader in exile actually has to humanity's opportunity to create peace amongst itself. This movie brings it all to light.
I believe that many U.S. citizens, like myself, have not been truly aware of what's actually been going on in other places of the world, like Tibet. We owe it to ourselves and all humanity to create more awareness for ourselves and others around topics like these.
I, thus, highly recommend this movie. In my opinion "Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion" is a must see. It's currently being shown at various locations around the U.S., and will show in Canada soon. It's also being shown at Film Festivals around the world. For a schedule visit the cryofthesnowline.com website (link below).
It's not yet available on DVD.
Dalai Lama Statement
For me, to top it all off, today March 10, 2004 marks the Forty-Fifth Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day: I was pleased to discover a statement of His Holiness the Dalai Lama written today on The Government of Tibet in Exile web site. Pair an unexpected viewing of the Dalai Lama's recently written words with a viewing of the movie less than two hours earlier and the so-called coincidences of life seem to become the Universe imparting it's wisdom to you.
Narration: Martin Sheen. Filmed in Tibet, India and Nepal
The film is narrated by Martin Sheen. Over the course of ten years, the documentary was filmed in Tibet, India and Nepal.
Click here to read His Holiness The Dalai Lama's March 10, 2004 statement on the Forty-Fifth Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day.
Read the Spirituality & Health review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat here.
See a gallery of Images from the Documentary here.
See the official "Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion" movie web site at cryofthesnowlion.com (both movie images from the same).
Click here to see the Movie Trailer.