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Brilliant Moon (2011)

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Brilliant Moon chronicles the life of the writer, poet, and meditation master Khyentse Rinpoche, one of Tibet's most revered 20th-century Buddhist teachers. Spiritual guide to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Royal Family of Bhutan, his life and teachings were an inspiration to all who encountered him. Richard Gere and Lou Reed provide the narration for his dangerous journey out of China, the subsequent spread of his influence and the search for his reincarnation after his death. For anyone interested in Tibetan Buddhism, this film is essential.

Narration by Richard Gere and Lou Reed
Neten Chokling

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Nancy Cavan, posted on June 1, 2016

Now I understand many things... Thank You.

earlymorning, posted on June 2, 2016

The follow up to Brilliant Moon is Yangsi. I loved it also.

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on June 2, 2016

Thank you for your comment! Viewers can find Yangsi here on Gaia:

janespurpleparadise, posted on January 14, 2016

he was an amazing enlightened person, loved his smile and compassion

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on January 15, 2016

You may also be interested in the film Tulku, which you can find on Gaia here:


shanti.chama, posted on February 13, 2015

touch my heart deeply.

ZackLMiles, posted on February 2, 2015

I feel I know him and have become jewel in his presence, as well. The beautiful songs in this film towards the end touched my soul. Thank you for this experience from the bottom of my heart, certainly a wonderful film.

earlymorning, posted on February 1, 2015

Inspirational life of Khyentse Rinpoche followed by the sequel Yangsi about his reincarnation
in Jigme Lhundrup. Loved both of these films; it's so interesting to see the lives that overlap
into the next reincarnations.
Thank you for these lovely films.

theresaholsted, posted on November 11, 2014

His beautiful smile touched my heart deeply

patricia, posted on June 14, 2012

VajraYogi, posted on March 6, 2012

Please source out more dharmic content like this...

Tommi, posted on March 3, 2012

Touched my heart tenderly.

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