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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:11 pm 
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Digital Dharma uncovers E. Gene Smith's 50-year journey with renowned scholars, lamas and laypeople as they struggle to find, preserve and digitize more than 20,000 volumes of ancient Tibetan text. Crossing multiple borders – geographic, political and philosophical – Digital Dharma is an epic story of a cultural rescue and how one man’s mission became the catalyst for an international movement to provide free access to the story of a people.

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FYI: 14 days left to donate at Kickstarter:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/602 ... tal-dharma

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:07 pm 
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FYI: 7 days left to donate at Kickstarter:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:25 pm 
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26 hours to go! They're almost there!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/602 ... a?ref=live

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Looks like it's getting pretty close! :)

14 hours to go and $29,831 pledged so far!!

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I hope they get it.
Gene was an extraordinary man.
I miss him.


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Funding Complete! :twothumbsup:

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Mr. G wrote:
Funding Complete! :twothumbsup:

Awesome!

Gene was really proud of this film. One time when I got to spend an afternoon with him in his office he was showing me clips of it.
He would be very pleased to know that it is moving forward.


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Nangwa wrote:
Gene was really proud of this film. One time when I got to spend an afternoon with him in his office he was showing me clips of it.
He would be very pleased to know that it is moving forward.


That must have been awesome spending time talking with him. Nice!

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Mr. G wrote:
Nangwa wrote:
Gene was really proud of this film. One time when I got to spend an afternoon with him in his office he was showing me clips of it.
He would be very pleased to know that it is moving forward.


That must have been awesome spending time talking with him. Nice!

It certainly was.


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Nangwa wrote:
Mr. G wrote:
Nangwa wrote:
Gene was really proud of this film. One time when I got to spend an afternoon with him in his office he was showing me clips of it.
He would be very pleased to know that it is moving forward.


That must have been awesome spending time talking with him. Nice!

It certainly was.

That's awesome.

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Congratulations to the film makers and everyone else involved in this fantastic project!!! :twothumbsup:

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Saint in Seattle tells a lot about him. Apparently he had a prodigious memory. Was he a practitioner? He didn't walk around with a mala like Jeffrey Hopkins, right? :smile:


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Saint in Seattle tells a lot about him. Apparently he had a prodigious memory. Was he a practitioner? He didn't walk around with a mala like Jeffrey Hopkins, right? :smile:

Gene was a practitioner. He definitely didnt advertise it though.
His root teachers were Deshung Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
My personal impression of Gene was that he was not only a practitioner but a very accomplished one at that.
He was tremendously enjoyable to be around and always ready to share his experiences and insights.
I loved Gene Smith, and will always consider him to have been a great mentor to me. We lost a very special friend when Gene passed.


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