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.