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Himalaya: A Path To The Sky

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Himalaya: A Path To The Sky (2009)

Only available in Canada, United States

Hidden high in the Himalayan Mountains is the Phuktal monastery where an extraordinary eight-year-old boy, named Kenrap, lives. He is the reincarnation of a monk that had once lived here, long ago. It is not a life of drudgery and prayers. In fact, all the children act just as you would expect children to be. Playing, learning, and chores make up a full day along with prayers and meditation.

Unlike the children of his age, Kenrap prefers to read, pray and philosophize. His laughter, singing, and joyful smiles remind us he is still a child, though he seems to have the mind of an adult. Join filmmaker Marianne Chaud as she follows young Kenrap to gain an inside glimpse into the life of children in a Buddhist monastery.

ACADEMIE DES CESAR (France) - César Nominee - Best Documentary

Manuel Catteau, Kenrap
Marianne Chaud

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lisaartistberg, posted on May 25, 2016

so beautiful I cried for its splendor a thousand times..

ange, posted on October 25, 2015

I love this movie and have watched it several times. Unfortunately I live in a rural area in Canada and the streaming constantly freezes up, sometimes every 10 seconds. I find that it is better to watch early in the day or late at night when it is not a peak viewing time. Is there a way this could be worked on or could I purchase this movie in DVD format??? Thanks for your help... I love your choices of Buddhist selections!

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on October 26, 2015

Thanks for your comment! We don't offer DVDs, but you may want to explore our tethered download option to watch the film offline. See the following link:


Iadora, posted on April 5, 2014

What a great honor and privilege to have this view into their sacred existence and practices! It has been a great mystery for many years now. So, I'm delighted for this vivid peek into their way of life and practices! THANK YOU FROM MY HEART AND SOUL!

siouxtravel, posted on March 22, 2014

And we complain about life ha? Thanks for taking the risk to show us this documentary, some of those falls where really scary!

veronica.calk, posted on March 19, 2014

Love It Very Much...I wish I can send them proper shoes for the snow!!!

vasquesa, posted on April 27, 2013

It is a hard life in a sense, but full of grace. It showed me how within their daily activities peace can be achieve.

ange, posted on April 7, 2013

A glimpse into the world of young monks in a monastery. I loved this little boy who seems to have a very old soul!

FLORENCEL6, posted on April 2, 2014

I am disappointed not being able to see the movie.
Hope Gaiam TV will consider to open up to other countries for movies such as this.

Gaiam_TV, posted on April 2, 2014

Unfortunately, this is not a Gaiam TV decision. When we license rights to a film we try our hardest to negotiate worldwide availability; sometimes we’re successful, but often the international rights of a title are not available. 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.

The Gaiam TV Team

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