Friday Movie and Potluck Rent Party!
Destroyer of Illusion
Friday, August 19th, 6-8:30 pm
Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E Speedway, Suite 204, Tucson AZ
(Located just east of Whole Foods in the Rancho Center)
We are delighted to share another Buddhist movie and potluck dinner. Destroyer of Illusions is a true jewel – filmed on location in the Solu-Khumby Everest region of Nepal. Richard Gere narrates with the clarity and depth of an insider, but he or any outsider is not a physical presence in this documentary. It is entirely the ritual that is filmed – from the beginning set-up to the actual ritual dance. This secret Mani Rimdu ritual is presided over by Trulshik Rinpoche, who leads and preserves this ancient tradition. This is as real as it gets and it’s awesome. The ritual dance and the dancers perform Padmasambhava (Lord of the Dance) converting the demons into the Dharmapalas, explained by Richard Gere as it happens. This is something very different and precious from what you normally see.
Please bring a friend and some food to share. While there is no charge for attendance, we do appreciate donations of however much you can contribute toward our monthly rent for this beautiful space. Thank you for your generosity and consideration.