Program Details

Third Friday Movie and a Meal - The Cup


March 21 / 6:00 PM - March 21 / 9:00 PM

Our movie for March is:


The Cup


A film by Khyentse Norbu


(a.k.a. venerated Buddhist meditation master and lama Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche)


Prayer. Meditation. Rituals. Soccer?

World Cup soccer fever sweeps into a remote Himalayan monastery and centuries-old traditions are threatened.  The young monks will do just about anything to watch the final match, posing a unique challenge to the venerable lamas in charge. An inspiring tale of colliding cultures, midnight escapades and daring secret plots...

* A true story filmed on location at Chokling Monastery, India 

Official Selection Directors Fortnight Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival
Winner FIPRESCI PRIZE Pusan International Film Festival
Official Selection Toronto Film Festival
Official Selection International Buddhist Film Festival


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.

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