Akong Tulku Rinpoche was a Tibetan Buddhist master who was compelled to flee his homeland at the height of Sino-Tibetan tensions and forced into exile into unknown lands. Later he would become, along with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, one of the key pioneers of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. After being reluctantly forced out of his homeland in 1959, he met Freda Bedi at the School for young Lamas in India and who eventually brought them to the UK. In 1967 the two of them co-founded Samye Ling in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the West. This documentary tells his story, as well as his fundamental message of compassion-in-action through interviews with those who he met, and whose lives he changed forever.
A member of the film team and representative of Akong Rinpoche's organisation will introduce and take part in a post screening discussion.