The Sixteenth Karmapa was the leader of one of Tibetan Buddhism’s four major schools of spiritual teachings: the Kagyu lineage. Available at http://www.karmapaxvi.com/
Recalling a Buddha: Memories of the Sixteenth Karmapa is a feature length documentary. This clip shows the opening 5 minutes of the film.
The DVD also contains two hours of extras materials including a rare TV interview with the Karmapa and stunning footage of the famed Black Crown ceremony. Karmapa ordained esteemed Buddhist author, Pema Chodron and was a mentor to Chogyam Trungpa. Recalling a Buddha is available at Amazon.com. For more information, see http://www.karmapaxvi.com/
In this out take from Recalling a Buddha, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche describes an interchange the 16th Karmapa had with Ponlop Rinpoche’s father, who was the General Secretary of the Karma Kagyu order. The events occurred in Hong Kong after the Karmapa had been medically evacuated from Rumtek Monastery in 1981.
Interview conducted in Emeryville, California.
Tenga Rinpoche described the contributions of Chogyam Trungpa and the Shambhala community in hosting the Sixteenth Karmapa’s tour of the West. Translations follow the spoken Tibetan.
Trungpa Rinpoche was Pema Chodron’s main teacher. Outtake from Recalling a Buddha: Memories of the 16th Karmapa
Starting in 1970, Jack Niland worked with Chogyam Trungpa to create the environments in which the dharma would be first experienced in the West. In this clip, he describes preparations for the Sixteenth Karmapa’s events in 1974.
Jack Niland relates the famed presence of the Sixteenth Karmapa to qualities of colors and offers interesting insights. Mr. Niland was trained at the Cooper Union in art and was Chogyam Trungpa’s first student of dharma art.
In this outtake from “Recalling a Buddha: Memories of the Sixteenth Karmapa" , Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche comments on the outer and inner guru as well as intuition. Filmed in Nepal.
Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche provides commentary on being a student of the dharma. Filmed in Nepal. This clip is an outtake from the film “Recalling a Buddha: Memories of the Sixteenth Karmapa."
In this excerpt from Recalling a Buddha, we hear a song of prediction written by the Sixteenth Karmapa. it is illustrated by the amazing paintings of Nicholas Roerich, which are used with permission from the Nicholas Roerich Museum. Narrated by Traleg Rinpoche.
Eminent Tibet scholar, Gene Smith discusses the Mindrolling lineage and the phenomena of Terma. The Mindrolling lineage’s most visible current member is Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche. This lineage is one of the six major schools of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded by Terdag Lingpa. Gene Smith also appears in Recalling a Buddha: Memories of the Sixteenth Kaarmapa .
An extra from the the DVD, Recalling a Buddha: Memories of the Sixteenth Karmapa, “The Line of Karmapas" describes the members of the Karmapa lineage (first through sixteenth).
The Line of Karmapas features commentary from eminent Tibet scholar Gene Smith, Very Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche, Beru Khyentse Rinpoche, and Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche (via archival footage).
Recalling a Buddha is available at Amazon.com.