An accurate depiction of the basic tenets of northern Mahayana Buddhism, cast into living or “experiential” form, consistent with powerful mantras heard on the soundtrack of the film. Tarthang Tulku, a Tibetan Lama, was the advisor.
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Comes dangerously close to hippie hokum in the opening moments, but y'know, it never is that. Instead it stays respectful of its subject and engaged with the textures and symbolism of Tibetan art. It's articulate and informative (without begging for a fuller exploration), visually experimental yet grounded in recurring rhythms, and done in less than 30 minutes. Not bad, not bad.