Join Me in Shambhala
by Anna Bernstein, University of Manchester, DV Cam, 30 min.
Once brutally persecuted under the Soviet regime, Buddhism is reemerging in Southern Siberia. But with a past where lamas were killed in prisons and temples burned to ashes, there are few masters left to pass on the tradition. Whether or not this survives depends on an incarnate Tibetan lama, scholar and meditation master who travels around remote villages reinvigorate Buddhism. The film discovers an oasis of spiritually in a unique enclave of Siberia, where East meets West and draws important parallels between the two.