This is the story of an extraordinary journey—a unique meeting of east and west, an homage to the heartfelt dedication of the Tsoknyi Nangchen nuns of Tibet and an inspiration to human beings everywhere seeking a spiritual path through the challenges of 21st-century life.
In the summer of 2005, renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher Tsoknyi Rinpoche III led a small group of western women students to Nangchen, a remote nomadic region of eastern Tibet. They journeyed to meet the Tsoknyi Nangchen nuns—3000 women who practice the ancient yogic traditions initiated in the 1800s by the first Tsoknyi Rinpoche, who envisioned a time when these women would become some of the most accomplished spiritual practitioners in the world.
Despite the fact that all 40 nunneries were destroyed during China’s Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, a handful of survivors kept their practices alive and emerged to rebuild their sanctuaries by hand…stone by stone. Now, the tradition of the Tsoknyi Nangchen nuns is once again vital and growing.
Blessings brings us the compelling story of these women. Through unforgettable images and words, the film documents their encounter with western women who come to help, but who leave enriched by the power, compassion, and unfailing good humor of the nuns.
(A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this DVD will be donated to the Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns).