Sunday Afternoon Film Series

To support the Museum’s mission of presenting the art and culture of Tibet, the Museum screens films that examine Tibetan, Nepalese, and Bhutanese culture. Most films are held on Sundays at 2:00 PM.  New additions to the Museum’s film collection are White Sun, Nurturing Compassion, and The Other Final.

2019 Films

Special Event, April 20, 2019- 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  Nurturing Compassion – Journey of the 17th Karmapa. Nurturing Compassion portrays the Seventeenth Gyalwa Karmapa, leader of the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, and his tour of Germany in 2014, his first ever visit to Europe. Following in the footprints of his previous incarnation, regarded as one of the 20th Century’s great saints, the Karmapa faces major challenges. Illustrated by archival footage, the film – and the Karmapa himself – give an account of his happy early childhood in Tibet, before his recognition and subsequent daring midwinter escape into exile in India. This Program is free and supported by the Cultural Immigrant Initiative with funding from Councilmembers Steven Matteo, Debi Rose and Joseph Borelli.