The Light of the Golden Sun documentary is produced by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a prominent Bon Buddhist master and the founding spiritual director of Ligmincha International.
The Light of the Golden Sun synopsis:
More than 50 years ago, the Tibetan Bön Buddhist tradition was driven from its refuge deep within the Himalayas. This is the story of the long and difficult journey that followed.
Told through the lens of one Bön teacher born in exile—Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche—this film reveals something very precious and very old: a rich spiritual heritage, hidden for millennia, whose secret teachings are only now becoming known to the world.
There may be no unbroken spiritual tradition more ancient than Bön, which traces its beginnings to a Buddha who predates Shakyamuni by thousands of years. Yet this tradition today may be facing its greatest challenge thus far: to preserve its rich heritage beyond the land of its birth.
“This documentary provides a beautiful and inspiring insight into Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and his challenges in bringing the wisdom of Bön to the West.
It clearly shares that light through the people who helped manifest his vision and who are benefiting from the transformative practices of this ancient tradition.” — John Jackson’s quote.
“The Bön texts are thousands of years old, and I am sure that not even 7 percent of what is still in monasteries, libraries and caves has been translated. Even without taking into consideration the spiritual aspect, Bön should be preserved as a treasure for humanity just for its cultural aspect.” — Anne Klein’s quote.
“Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche keeps the Bön tradition alive, teaching its essence and rich practices that promote personal and spiritual transformation.
His openness to learned from the West has allowed him to be involved in scientific research, to offer Internet teachings, and to see other new possibilities for helping others toward personal and spiritual transformation.
Rinpoche also aids younger Tibetan teachers, providing them with more refined tools for teaching in the West.” —Alejandro Chaou’s quote.
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