Friday, May 30, 2008
A Year in Tibet 5/5 - A Tale of Three Monks (BBC)
Documentary series following a year in the life of the society living in and around the Tibetan town of Gyantse. Deputy head lama Tsultrim has to juggle running the monastery whilst complying with a myriad of government restrictions. Young monk Tsephun lives and works with his master Dondrup, a curmudgeonly old lama. Tsephun helps his master with the day-to-day jobs of cleaning and tidying; in return, Dondrup teaches Tsephun the sutras and scriptures, an essential part of becoming a monk.