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Movie Dharma: “The Cup (Phörpa)” – online
August 29, 2020 @ 3:45 am - 6:00 pm CDT
It’s the 5th Saturday — our special event week!
On August 29th, we will do a short sitting, and then watch the movie: “The Cup” together.
The Cup (ཕོར་པ། or Phörpa) is a 1999 Tibetan-language film shot in the Tibetan refugee village Bir in India (Himachal Pradesh). It is directed by Tibetan lama, Khyentse Norbu, a.k.a. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche.
The plot, inspired by real-life tales, involves a group of young, football(soccer)-crazed Tibetan refugee novice monks in a remote monastery in India. Desperately trying to find a way to watch the 1998 World Cup final on TV, they embark on an adventure that quickly becomes a test of solidarity, resourcefulness and friendship. At the same time, the Lama – the head of the monastery – and his assistant contemplate the challenges of teaching the Buddha Dharma in a rapidly changing world.EVENT SCHEDULE:
3:45 PM: Online session open for dial-in
4:00 PM: Short Sitting Meditation
4:20 PM: get your pop-corn ready….
4:30 PM: Movie: “The Cup”
~6:00 PM: Adjourn
You may join any or all segments of the evening.
Beginners welcome. No cost to attend. Donations welcome. Your generosity will support the continual operations and growth of this group, including the cost of our monthly rent and Meetup subscription fees.
We also meet on other Saturdays with slightly different programs – see our event listing for details.