This film tells the remarkable story of Akong Tulku Rinpoche, Tibetan Buddhist master, compelled to flee his homeland at the height of Sino-Tibetan tensions who survives exile and goes on to found Samye Ling in Eskdalemuir, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the West.
During the harrowing journey over the Himalayas Akong makes a promise that if he survives, he will devote his life to helping others and was one of only 13 of the 300 exiled Tibetans in his group to reach India.
In 1967 he co-founded Samye Ling with his friend Trungpa Rinpoche and increasingly turned his mind to the suffering of people around the world. Akong’s fundamental message of compassion-in-action shines through his subsequent humanitarian activities in Europe, Tibet, Nepal, Zimbabwe and South Africa and his example inspires thousands to work to make the world a better place.
Akong Rinpoche was murdered in China in October 2013 but despite this sad and shocking end to a remarkable life, the film ends on a message of hope.
The film’s Executive Producer Vin Harris will be avaialable for a Q & A after the screening.
Paddington 2Date: 07/01/2018Time: 2:30 pm - 3:45 pmPrice: £9, £6, £25 family of four Paddington works hard at a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
Jumanji: Welcome to the JungleDate: 04/02/2018Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pmPrice: £9, £6, £25 family of four Four high school kids take on new identities inside a computer game. To return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives.
Molly's GameDate: 04/02/2018Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £9, £6, £25 family of four She ran the the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game until 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons arrived one night.