Film: The American Rimpoche

The American Rimpoche
A Tibetan Lama in the 21st century

A Film by Nikki Appino
Music Composed by Philip Glass

THE AMERICAN RIMPOCHE is the documentary film about the life of Gelek Rimpoche, a former Tibetan monk now citizen of the United States. Born in this legendary Shangri-la, he has lived an extraordinary life spanning continents, customs, and cultures. Framed by archival photos of old Tibet taken by Rimpoche’s father in the 1930s and ’40s, the film traverses the link between one man’s job as a modern spiritual teacher and the impact of Tibet’s myths and practices on Americans seeking direction in an increasingly complex world.


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