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10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

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10 Questions for the Dalai Lama (2006)

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How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future? These are some of the questions posed to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by filmmaker and explorer Rick Ray.

Ray examines some of the fundamental questions of our time by weaving together observations from his own journeys throughout India and the Middle East, and the wisdom of an extraordinary spiritual leader. This is his story, as told and filmed by Rick Ray during a private visit to his monastery in Dharamsala, India, over the course of several months. Also included is rare historical footage, as well as footage supplied by individuals who – at great personal risk – filmed with hidden cameras within Tibet. Part biography, part philosophy, part adventure and part politics, 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama conveys more than history and more than answers.

The Dalai Lama, Tenzin Tethong
Rick Ray

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indianahome1, posted on August 10, 2016

So Beautiful, I have tried to model my life after the same precepts. I always enjoy watching him because I feel so at home. Watch this and the rest of these videos if you struggle with your inner spirit...I hope and pray that our world comes to a spiritual understanding, we have so much to offer...please pray for peace and especially enlightenment.

nadiambodj, posted on July 7, 2016

I am so grateful for this beautifully executed piece by Rick Ray! My heart sings with every word, glance, giggle from the Dalai Lama! He truly exemplifies altruism, integrity, faith, and true compassion! <3

jamiecolombo, posted on February 12, 2016

Wonderfully done Rick Ray! Such a beautiful film. I laughed, cried, was inspired, saddened, and it really made me do a lot of deep thinking. The Dalai Lama is a beautiful example of a human being.

qualteam, posted on February 3, 2016

His life illustrates why politics and religion should be separated. The Dalai Lama has handled himself well in complicated situations.

sherricet, posted on January 4, 2015

What an amazing documentary! While altruism is the way, I also recognize there's a time and place for everything. War is definitely outdated, yet when dealing with a war-laden society, sometimes, you have to engage. While I'm not a proponent of organized religion, I support people being able to gather on one accord and worship whomever they like. Tibet had nothing for the Chinese other than spiritual power. The leaders must have recognized it and that's why they go through the major lengths they do to squelch any sign of resistance to their way. It's truly unfortunate.

tunterho, posted on January 3, 2015

Beautifully done. I hope the Panchen Lama is set free or something great might be lost..at least for a period of time.

digitalwellbeingsolutions, posted on July 28, 2014

Dear Gaiam, Im getting disappointed at the amount of videos unavailable outside US and Can. What are your intentions on resolving this?

FLORENCEL6, posted on January 24, 2014

I'd love watch the 10 Questions...

Heather at GaiamTV, posted on January 24, 2014

We completely understand your frustration. When we license rights to a film we try our hardest to negotiate worldwide availability; sometimes we’re successful, other times we’re not. We constantly strive to make our viewing experience a satisfying one to our customers worldwide, and make every effort to do so in each film we license. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you, and hope you will continue to enjoy all of our worldwide-available content – including all of our original programming.

jessica.simon.perez, posted on October 20, 2013

Hi, it would be nice to have this film available to watch outside Canada and United States. Thank you!

peacebeyou, posted on September 7, 2013

Beautifully written,photographed and directed. The best interview with the Dalai Lama I've ever seen.Thank You Rick Ray!
Katherine ~ Sept.8,2013

Alana4687, posted on August 15, 2013

Simplicity. Humility. Love. Being part of Western culture, I feel there are very few examples of how to translate these principles into human life, let alone global leadership.The Dalai Lama's perspective on these principles inspires me. Yet it's the way his people lives by them that makes the truest and most beautiful impact in the film. It makes me long to lead my life with a similar attitude, and learn to teach others to do the same.

j.brooks4, posted on July 16, 2013

Why are so many videos coming up as 'not available at this time'?

lllemar, posted on October 12, 2012

I think we should all pray for Tibet, its people, and its leader. Their mission is peace and their way to keep peace is to go about it in a peaceful way. So simple, yet difficult.This movie will inspire you. The message is so basic, and so profound. Amazing.

andrewryznar, posted on February 1, 2012

What a selfless person and wise teacher he is.

Tonya, posted on January 12, 2012

Connects the heart of all humanity beyond words.

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