Benefit Nepal Film Festival Raises Over $10k

The special one-day event featured three programs of screenings, talks and raffles, all to raise attention and funds for ongoing grassroots earthquake recovery aid in Nepal. Ten works were screened, including the US premiere of the remastered Academy Award nominee Himalaya and the Bay Area premiere of Beyond the Edge (in 3D), along with shorter films including Light of the Valley, Mustang—Journey of Transformation, We Corner People and The Rinpoche Speaks,   more>

    IN THEATERS

    [Nicholas Vreeland in maroon robes looks to viewer with hand on lever of large format camera at his side]

    Monk With A Camera, a portrait of Nicholas Vreeland, now the abbot of a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, is in limited theatrical release in the US.   more>

    OTHER FESTS

    [Chogyam Trungpa with a big smile and large white framed sunglasses]

    The Alive Mind Online Spiritual Film Festival is running until the end of May. Eighteen films from their extensive catalog are featured, including several Buddhist titles.   more>

    IN PRODUCTION

    [close-up of a novice monk's hands holding robes]

    Edward Burger's newest project is a an educational short film series on Buddhist life in contemporary China.  more>