Kumare - The True Story of a False Prophet

A place for videos, pictures, and any other sort of Buddhist or non-Buddhist media.

Kumare - The True Story of a False Prophet

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sun May 13, 2012 3:01 pm

phpBB [video]

Has anybody seen this film? It looks very interesting! Like a spiritual version of Zimbardos "Stanford Prison Experiment".

Here is a two part interview with the director.
phpBB [video]

phpBB [video]
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE
User avatar
Sherab Dorje
Former staff member
Posts: 10553
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 9:27 pm
Location: Greece

Re: Kumare - The True Story of a False Prophet

Postby Konchog1 » Sun May 13, 2012 9:31 pm

There's a Kagyu story about a Lama and his three students. The Lama was kind hearted and knowledgeable but not Enlightened. All his claims of normalcy were ignored by his students as modesty, who practiced seeing him as Enlightened and thus quickly surpassed their teacher and gained Enlightenment. Whereupon they saw their guru as a ordinary human and became his gurus.
Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.

-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra

"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."

-Ra Lotsawa, All-pervading Melodious Drumbeats
User avatar
Posts: 1384
Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:30 am

Re: Kumare - The True Story of a False Prophet

Postby kirtu » Sun May 13, 2012 9:35 pm

More like Borat or the Love Guru. Konchog1's story was good though.

Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"The way to solve problems in your life is to open your heart to others and think differently."
Lama Zopa Rinpoche

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche
User avatar
Former staff member
Posts: 4924
Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:29 pm
Location: Baltimore, MD

Re: Kumare - The True Story of a False Prophet

Postby Mr. G » Sun May 13, 2012 10:17 pm

I can't wait to see this
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu
User avatar
Mr. G
Posts: 4031
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:36 am
Location: Spaceship Earth

Re: Kumare - The True Story of a False Prophet

Postby DGA » Sun May 13, 2012 11:42 pm

Geshe Michael Roach in the trailer. And was that... Perry Farrell saying he always wanted to meet an authentic Indian?
Fast and bulbous. Tight also.

Former staff member
Posts: 6462
Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:04 pm

Return to Media

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests