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Movie Night: When the Iron Bird Flies
August 2 / 7:00 PM - August 2 / 9:00 PM
Please join us for a screening of When the Iron Bird Flies. In 1959, the Chinese invasion of Tibet threw open the doors to the mysterious realm of Tibetan Buddhism. Suddenly this rich, ancient tradition was propelled into the modern world.
When the Iron Bird Flies takes us on an up-close and personal journey following the astounding path of one of the world’s great spiritual traditions from the caves of Tibet to the mainstream of Western culture. Along the way, the film tackles the provocative exchanges between Buddhist practitioners and scholars and Western scientists, psychologists, and educators now at the heart of the emergence of a genuine Western tradition of Buddhism.
When the iron bird flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan people will be scattered like ants across the face of the earth.”
~ Guru Padmasambhava of Tibet, 8th Century
Date: Friday, August 2
Contact: Sean Scullion / film [at] sharchendzong [dot] org