The Great 14th: Tenzin Gyatso
The 14th Dalai Lama In His Own Words, uniquely and exclusively features Tenzin Gyatso as both subject and narrator as he presents the full arc of his epic and very public life as the 14th Dalai Lama.
Tenzin Gyatso the “simple” monk has touched millions of lives around the world. In The Great 14th the Dalai Lama shows us his tireless generosity and the deep well of humanity one person can accomplish. What was a great tragedy for the loss of Tibet in 1959 became the Dalai Lama’s liberation from an inauthentic life to a life of reality and opportunity to mingle in the world as Tenzin Gyatso, the monk sharing with us the notion of interdependence between all of us rather than isolation and strife. His vow to benefit all beings for as long as space continues can be our vow too – so badly needed in these times.
How does one capture the essence of one of the most legendary lives of our time? A boundless and heroic life filled with extraordinary loss, resilience, and achievement—and a man whose philosophy of kindness continues to inspire millions of people around the world, regardless of faith or political persuasion? In this profound and inspiring portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama, the answer is: In his own words. Through intimate conversations and previously unreleased archival footage and images, the Dalai Lama reveals his story and his experience of the personal, political, spiritual, and historical events that shaped his life.
The Great 14th offers an extraordinary, unprecedented insight into the complexities of his life—from past lives of the 5th and 13th Dalai Lamas to his current life as the spiritual and former political leader of Tibet and as a tireless Nobel Peace Laureate. This is a story—and a film—for the ages, revealing the soul of the simple monk who aspires every day to walk the enlightened path of the Bodhisattva.