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Sun, Dec 11


Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Film Screening: Yashodhara The Buddha's Wife

Film screening with refreshments followed by a Q&A session

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Film Screening: Yashodhara The Buddha's Wife
Film Screening: Yashodhara The Buddha's Wife

Time & Location

Dec 11, 2022, 2:00 PM

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA

About the event



We all know of the Buddha but how many of us know of the wife and the child he left behind on the night of his childbirth because he wanted to go seek enlightenment. 

This is the story of Yashodhara, the Buddha's wife.

He left, She stayed. 

He came back enlightened after 12 years 

...only to realize so did she! 

Partake of this long pending healing conversation and witness this intense, intimate, epic tale of love, loss, and suffering which became a portal to both their enlightening.

What do we know of the wife and child the Buddha abandoned on the night of his childbirth when he went off to seek his enlightenment? Yashodhara - The Buddha’s Wife brings this intimate, intense and rarely told fascinating story to the forefront, offering a nuanced portrait of this compelling and compassionate figure. Witness her alternative journey to spiritual enlightenment. Yashodhara is sitting in meditation as usual but today is different, it has been 12 years and she has come a long way in overcoming the truth of her husband ‘the buddha’ leaving suddenly in the middle of the night of their childbirth with no intimation and no indication… Today a flood of memories grip her, something is happening and she is reminded to be reaffirmed in her resolve. Today is the day when he returns! A long pending healing conversation between the now enlightened Buddha and his wife takes place as he remembers he owes her this wisdom that he has discovered in solitude and away from home and what transpires is heightened sense of oneness as he discovers she knows already what he knows and she did not have to abandon anything or leave the palace to get there. They both suffered in their own right and today is the healing that happens for both of them. They both walked the same path, although it went different routes they ended up in the exact same destination. Wasn’t suffering then a… gift? Tagline: Suffering can be the biggest portal to enlightening.


Neha is a multi-passionate creator. Filmmaker, entrepreneur, author, and a commercial artist with over 18 years of storytelling background in the illustrious Advertising, Hollywood, andBollywood industries, she takes on multifaceted roles as producer, director, and marketeer on projects and has garnered several accolades for her contributions. She is originally from India and is currently based in New York City. A filmmaking student for life, she loves directing, producing & filming original content, short films, web series, features, advertising, and social content and anything that is creatively calling, spiritually nourishing, and healing. She is beyond excited and thrilled at the potential of storytelling and its capacity to help heal wounds of lifetimes, bring people together, open hearts and raise consciousness. Yashodhara The Buddha’s Wife is a passion project for her.

Yashodhara The Buddha's Wife

A Film Written, Directed & Produced by Neha Lohia

Cast :

Nelly Munoz as Yashodhara 

William Carabano as Buddha 

Copyright © 2022. Neha Lohia. All Rights Reserved.

Registered with:

Screen Writers Association India (SWA)

Writers Guild Of America (WGAE)

Ownership of this motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States of America and other countries. Any unauthorized duplication, distribution, or exhibition of this motion picture or any part thereof (including the soundtrack) could result in criminal prosecution as well as civil liability.

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