Program Details

Third Friday Movie and a Meal: Brilliant Moon, Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche


July 19 / 6:00 PM - July 19 / 9:00 PM

Our movie for July is...


"Brilliant Moon: Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche"


Brilliant Moon: Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche chronicles the life of one of Tibet's most revered 20th-century teachers, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. A writer, poet and meditation master, Khyentse Rinpoche was an inspiration to all who encountered him. His many students throughout the world included the Dalai Lama, the King of Bhutan and our own Shambhala lineage teachers: Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.


Using animation, rare still and archival footage and filmed throughout Tibet, India, the USA, Bhutan, and Nepal, the film tells his story from birth to death to rebirth –his childhood, his escape from Tibet during China's invasion, his determination to rebuild and reestablish the tradition far and wide, and the discovery of his incarnation. This moving biography is told in part through interviews with the Dalai Lama, Matthieu Ricard, Rabjam Rinpoche, and others.


We are happy to present our Movie and a Meal community evenings at the Sonoma Shambhala Center. It is a regular event falling on the third Friday of each month. 


Before each movie, we provide a simple meal for the community to share in.  Our meal generally consists of a crockpot of vegetarian soup and a yummy whole grain bread, along with wine and non-alcoholic beverages.


We gather at 6:00 for the meal; the movie usually begins around 6:45 to 7:00.


Popcorn, tea and soda will be served during the movie.


A suggested donation of $5-$10 is requested to cover the cost of the movie royalty fees and refreshments.


Bring your friends and family!

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