Brilliant Moon: Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche chronicles the life of one of Tibet’s most revered 20th-century teachers, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. A writer, poet and meditation master, Khyentse Rinpoche was an inspiration to all who encountered him. His many students throughout the world included the Dalai Lama and the King of Bhutan.
Using animation, rare still and archival footage and filmed throughout Tibet, India, the USA, Bhutan, and Nepal, the film tells his story from birth to death to rebirth –his childhood, his escape from Tibet during China’s invasion, his determination to rebuild and reestablish the tradition far and wide, and the discovery of his incarnation. This moving biography is told in part through interviews with the Dalai Lama, Matthieu Ricard, Rabjam Rinpoche, and others.
The film is by Neten Chokling, director of Milarepa and a close student of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, the film will debut in North America in New York City and was made in honor of the 2010 centennial celebrations for Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.