Friday, December 07, 2007

1963 Video of Dudjom Rinpoche

Quite a few people missed this link to a 1963 French television documentary featuring Dudjom Rinpoche and the 16th Karmapa, among others. The commentary is dated and pretentious, but the photography is tremendous.

This is a photograph of the XVIth Karmapa, at around age 40, as seen in the video. The thing to remember is that these images were captured not long after the 1959 exodus to India.

If you know who to look for, this video is a treasure trove. Here is a rare photograph of Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche.

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