Words of My Perfect Teacher
Leslie Ann Patten

Words of My Perfect Teacher

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WORDS OF MY PERFECT TEACHER

A documentary film by Leslie Ann Patten
103 minutes, 2008. NTSC DVD

English. USA

This film is only available for US viewers at the moment.

A profile (of sorts) of Tibetan teacher and filmmaker Dzongar Jamyang Khyentse Norbu Rinpoche, director of The Cup and Travellers & Magicians…

From the World Cup in Germany to the remote Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, three students are on a quest they hope will lead to wisdom. The catch is… the teacher. Soccer obsessed, charismatic filmmaker, and citizen of the world, Khyentse Norbu may be one of the most eminent Tibetan Buddhist teachers, but it’s a job description he slyly seems to reject at every turn.

Featuring appearances by Bernardo Bertolucci, Gesar Mukpo and Steven Seagal
Filmed on location in the UK, Bhutan, Canada, the US, and Germany.
Music by Sting, Tara Slone and Joydrop, Steve Tibbetts, u:man:tek, Kunga 19, and others.

REVIEWS

“Funny, brave, illuminating, adventurous.” – Chronicle Herald
“Thoughtful, surprisingly fast-moving…a memorably quirky look…” – Variety
BUDDHIST DOOR review
CULTURE/VULTURE review


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