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Words of My Perfect Teacher (2003)

It's a beautiful day today. We'll go for a walk and see some of the city.

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A filmmaker sets out make a film sbout her Tibetan Buddhist teacher, meets all kinds of interesting people who tell their version of what suffering is. Things aren't as much fun as she thought it was going to be. But she learns a lot about herself in the meantime. Written by ggn

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21 November 2003 (USA)  »

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Palavras do Meu Mestre  »

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$2,800 (USA) (22 December 2006)

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$19,898 (USA) (9 February 2007)
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Khyentse Norbu: When you don't have obsession, when you don't have hang up, when you don't have inhibition, when you are not afraid you will be breaking some rules, when you are not afraid you will not be fulfilling someone's expectation's, what more Enlightenment do you want?
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Not without it's flaws...but certainly interesting
21 September 2005 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie for so many different levels. for one it lacked the high 'sophisticated, philosophical' atmosphere that we see in other more in-depth documentaries on the Dharma. Due to this, it had an entertaining quality that allowed you to relax and open up to it. The messages shown in the documentary were I found quite lax, because there was no real depth. At the same time as an introduction to general Buddhism, it did a nice job. I watch the movie again and again because, as a student of Buddhism, I like to be reminded about the core ideas in a way that sin't as scholarly as other sources. I gave it an 7/10 because not only is it fun at times, but as a piece of entertainment it does not cookie cut Buddhism as other shows have done in the past.


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