Location: Nepal Length: 19 min
High in the Nepalese Himalayas sits the monastery of Thupten Choling, one of the few remaining free, independent, and traditional Tibetan monasteries in the world. Its 900 resident monks and nuns, continuing Tibetan Buddhist cultural practices and a lifestyle many centuries old, rebuilt their stone monastery by hand over the past few years using traditional medieval technology, with the nuns providing the bulk of the labor. This short film describes these amazing people and their heroic struggle against the elements as they adapt to the modern world.
Produced by Dennis Ramsey in 2008
History of Tibet (Wikipedia)
Tibetan Buddhism (Wikipedia)
Tibet Archaeology (John Vincent Belleza)