This gorgeous and brave film is about a journey of awakening, and a journey into the unknown taken by one of the great living teachers of our time. Mingyur Rinpoche left the security and relative luxury of the life of a tulku and became a solitary wanderer, a pilgrim to nowhere, a beggar and cave dweller. For four long years, his students and family had no idea where he had gone, if he was alive or dead, or if he would ever return from his wanderings. This remarkable film is his story, a story of privation and awakening, a story told with amusement and wonder by Mingyur Rinpoche, and a story beautifully recorded by the filmmaker Paul MacGowan through the intimacy of MacGowan's relationship with Rinpoche. The film is full of wonder and teachings, and is a treasure house of the dharma. 

Roshi Joan Halifax, Abbot, Upaya Zen Center

Film festivals

Wandering...But Not Lost  will be touring film festivals around the world for the next 6 - 8 months, many of which will be streamed online in various locations depending on the festival.  Following that, the film will be released publicly. 

Spirit Film Festival Tel Aviv, Israel

14th Tel Aviv International Spiritual Film Festival

October 29 to November 7, 2020
with Cinematheque Tel Aviv

The Hague Global Cinema Festival

The city of peace and justice celebrates the art of filmmaking with The Hague Global Cinema Festival.   Rinpoche will be interviewed by the festival director.

Dates and details to be announced.

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Druk International Film Festival is a monthly live screening film, music, and screenwriting competition with a live Annual Screening & Awards Show Event in the land of natural paradise Paro in Bhutan.

The sole purpose of DIFF is to celebrate the joy of creation in the lap of nature. DIFF showcases an outstanding presentation of independent filmmaking, while also building a strong sense of community around the art of visual storytelling.

Can Films change the World?

The first Better World Film Festival (BWFF) will invite filmmakers from all over the world, who seek solutions in an eroding world. Submit the films of yours that advocate solutions. Solutions that could change the world.


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