Odsal Ling (Place of Clear Light) is a 38min film documenting the building and consecration of a Tibetan Buddist temple in Brazil.
Odsal Ling Temple in Sao Paulo was initiated in 2001 by His Holiness Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, who passed away in 2002. The construction began in 2004 under the supervision of his disciples Lama Norbu and Lama Tsering Everest and in 2008 the temple was consecrated by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in the presence of 12 Tibetan Lamas and 300 practitioners.
The production was allowed privileged access to normally secretive rituals and artwork, permitting an intimate portrait of a culture unchanged in 2000 years. Through observation and interviews with eminent lamas and monks, the film explores the processes involved and the significance behind the architecture, paintings and sculpture.