Raising 17 children isn’t easy in the best of circumstances, but in 2003, Geshe Lobsang Yonten began a mission not many would undertake. Not only did he pledge to many poor families in northern India that he would care for 17 of their children as if they were his own, paying for their school fees, health, clothing and care, he also pledged to safely walk them, on foot, through the mountainous, snow-covered Shinku pass, to bring them to Manali for their education.
Filmmaker Frederick Marx accompanied Geshe-la and the children on this arduous trip, and produced ‘Journey From Zanskar’ narrated by Richard Gere.
In 2010, I first wrote about Geshe Lobsang Yonten, and his amazing work. Through sharing the movie, and writing, I was able to convey as best I could how truly inspiring he is.
I’m very happy to say that Geshe-la is now in the States for a two month tour. He will be screening his movie in several cities, and talking about Zanskar.
If you’re interested in watching this inspiring story, here’s where and when you can see it:
September 19, 12:30pm – 3:00pm Film Screening and Public Talk
Tivoli Multicultural Lounge at the Auraria Campus, Denver, Colorado
Sponsored by Metro State Student Activities, University of Colorado Denver Student Life, and the Metro State College of Denver Office of International Affairs.
September 21, 7:00pm – 9:00pm Film Screening and Public Talk
Metaphysical Research Society, 1001 East 7th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218
Sponsored by the Denver Theosophical Society
Cost: This program is free. All donations go directly to Save Zanskar.
September 25, 7:00 pm Film Screening and Public Talk
Bohemian Grange Hall in Whitefish, MT
Suggested Donation: $20
October 5, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Film Screening and Public Talk
Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury CT
October 13, 7:00 p.m. Film Screening and Public Talk
University of New Hampshire, Manchester
October 19, 2011 7:30 p.m. Film Screening and Public Talk
Ho Center for Buddhist Studies, Stanford, University
Building 320 Room 105, Main Quad
Free and Open to the Public