Bodhisattva: The Journey of the Seventeenth Karmapa captures the long-awaited first visit to the United States of Orgen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, one of the most important lamas in the world of Tibetan Buddhism. In this documentary we meet a young man of extraordinary warmth, humanity and charisma, as he speaks to packed auditoriums and delights in encountering this new world. The youthful Karmapa's concern for the social and environmental problems facing humanity today, along with his candor about his own spiritual journey, make Bodhisattva a stirring portrait of the challenges and importance of spiritual leadership in the modern world. In Bodhisattva director Mark Elliot continues his intimate coverage of the Karmapa Lineage and its relationship to the West, begun with his The Lion's Roar, considered a spiritual classic. Includes bonus footage.