Asian • Asian American • Buddhism • Environment • Himalayan Studies • Religion • Women
2013. Producer/Director Wendy J. N. Lee. Executive Producer Michele Yeoh. Narrated by Daryl Hannah. Featuring The Gyalwang Drukpa, Aamir Khan and the "Kung Fu Nuns."
72 Minutes. In English & Tibetan with English Subtitles.
PAD YATRA: A Green Odyssey weaves ancient Buddhist spiritual traditions, global environmentalism, and Tibetan and Himalayan culture into an award-winning documentary that spotlights the ways a community-based movement can begin to solve one of the most pressing problems of our time. Viewers are invited to join the adventure of 700 people, trekking across the Himalayas with a call to save the planet’s “3rd Pole,” a glacial region now devastated by the climate chaos associated with global warming. Led by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, these brave trekkers commit themselves to taking responsibility for the land they tread upon, collecting plastic litter, helping sick animals, and investigating areas devastated by "natural" disasters along the way. Shot with solar power by Himalayan monk Ngawang Sodpa, PAD YATRA: A Green Odyssey gives unprecedented access into religious communities rarely seen on film. An inspiring model of personal and collective responsibility for our planet for viewers everywhere.
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PAD YATRA: A Green Odyssey
A bottom up environmental movement: One Buddhist trek to save the Himalayas