In the summer of 2005, renowned Buddhist teacher, Tsoknyi Rinpoche III, accompanied by a handful of western students, traveled to the Nangchen region in Eastern Tibet.The purpose of the trip was to meet the Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns – 3000 remarkable women who live and practice an ancient yogic tradition in nunneries and hermitages scattered across this remote, mountainous region.
BLESSINGS: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet tells the story of this extraordinary journey.
Narrated by Richard Gere, the video explores the roots of the nuns’ wisdom and compassion and shows how we, as ordinary human beings seeking happiness in a modern world, can find that same thread of sanity and inner strength in the everyday confusion of our lives.The film inspires all of us…women and men…to open ourselves to the blessings of a full and authentic life.
"Blessings is a luminous, inspiring, and very human account that will blow open your view of what is important in life.”--Sharon Salzberg, author of Loving Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
Host a screening of Blessings
Here is a step-by-step guide to help you share Blessings with your community.
(Note: this information is for North American screenings only)
Where can I host the screening?
In your home, at your local theater, yoga center, church or any other community venue. You can charge for tickets, ask for a suggested donation, or make it free–it’s up to you.
How much does it cost?
We go by the honor system here at Beyond Words. Please note that by paying for this screening you are supporting independent filmmakers and helping them to continue to make the films you want to see and share! You will see we ask you to make a minimum purchase of dvd’s. You will pay the wholesale price and can make them available for sale at your event!
Here are our one time screening fees:
- 1-50 people...$75 plus purchase of 5 dvd’s at $14.97 each, for a total of $149.85
- 51-100 people...$125 plus the purchase of 10 dvd’s at $14.97 each, for a total of $274.70
- 101-200 people...$200 plus the purchase of 20 dvd’s at $14.97 each, for a total of $499.40
- 201+ people...Please contact us at email@example.com to make special arrangements
What you will get:
- DVDs of the film
- Blessings Facilitators Guide and producer/director information
- PDF poster to help you promote the event
- Promotion on our website.
If you would like to be included on our events calendar, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the:
- Contact name
- Name of organization
- Address of screening
- Email for inquiries
- Phone number for inquiries
- Date and time of event
- Ticket price
- Any description and/or images that you would like us to include in the event listing.
Select the proper screening amount from the dropdown, finish the checkout process, and you’re on your way! You will find a link to download your promotional materials from your "My account" page.
Please note that by making this purchase you are agreeing to a one time screening of Blessings.