The Resource Bon: Mustang to Menri

Bon: Mustang to Menri

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Bon: Mustang to Menri
Title
Bon: Mustang to Menri
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Summary
Bon: Mustang to Menri tells the story of Asonam, a 10 yr. old boy, who made a journey from his homeland, the ancient kingdom of Mustang (now part of Nepal) to Menri Monastery in Northern India. There Asonam made the commitment to become a Geshe, equivalent to a PhD, and after 13 additional years of education in languages, philosophy, debate, and Bon traditions he achieved this goal. Decades after leaving his village, Asonam returns with the education, skill and will to answer a critically emerging need of the people of Mustang, those who follow Bon as well as those who follow other religious paths, by establishing a cultural center that will support and encourage the sustainability of their ancient and traditional heritage. Asonam's life is interwoven with the story of Bon and the efforts of the 33rd Abbot of Menri, who built Menri Monastery in Northern India after the destruction of the old Menri monastery in Tibet. This remarkable Abbot, as the head of an ancient lineage for over forty years, has orchestrated the preservation of Tibetan Bon culture and the education of thousands of monks, nuns and Bon children. He granted his approval and blessings with access to the monastery for this project. Filmed on location in Mustang, Nepal and Menri Monastery, India, the story illuminates the interconnectedness of education, commitment to service and spiritual dedication. It communicates Bon's story and unique place in history while illuminating how and why the work that monks do is important to the modern world. It is a universal message, one that reveals how inspired individuals can overcome challenges and adversity to order to have a positive impact on the world while giving back to the people, places and traditions that nurtured them. In the current age of wars and turmoil, this is a relevant and uplifting story of lasting traditions that are meaningful in the modern world with values that potentially can inspire us and help us transcend our global challenges. "Bon is Tibet's oldest spiritual tradition and, as the indigenous source of Tibetan culture, played a significant role in shaping Tibet's unique identity. Consequently, I have often stressed the importance of preserving this tradition." "” His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards Silver Palm Award, Mexico International Film Festival, 2012 25th International Mountain and Adventure Film Festival Graz, Austria, 2013 10th Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival, 2012 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, 2012 Edmund Hillary Award, Mountain Film Festival, 2012 Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art, New York City, 2012 American Anthropology Association Film and Media Festival, Montreal, 2011 Taos USA Premier, 2011
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 2011
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gordon, Rose
  • Fettig, Tad
  • Heckman, Andrea
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
52
Technique
live action
Label
Bon: Mustang to Menri
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1146903
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922559899
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1146903
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Bon: Mustang to Menri
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1146903
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922559899
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1146903
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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