Mani Rimdu

Destroyer of Illusion: The Secret World of a Tibetan Lama

Film by Richard Kohn

An in-depth documentary of the hidden rituals performed for the Mani Rimdu ceremeony in the Solu-Kumbu region of Nepal. The preparations begin in Thubten Choling and continue to Chiwong Monastery, officiated by Trulshik Rimpoche, who embodies the diety, Lord of the Dance, Destroyer of Illusion. The 56 minute version of the film is available on DVD. The original 108 minute version of the film not yet available on DVD.

Narrated by Richard Gere
Written and Directed by Richard Kohn
Produced by Franz-Christophe Giercke and Barbara Becker
Filmed on location in Nepal

"A jewel of a documentary -- Boston Globe"

“If your mind is pure, everyone is a Buddha. If your mind is impure, everyone is ordinary.” –Trulshik Rinpoche XI