1. For the most up-to-date preview of the movie visit vimeo.com/26610713. WHEN THE IRON BIRD FLIES is projected to be released early 2012.

    For centuries, Buddhism was practiced in near isolation in the rugged mountain country of Tibet. While western civilization focused on the development of material technology, Tibetan culture concentrated on the development of ‘spiritual technologies,’ mind techniques for mapping the route to the highest spiritual attainment. Then, in 1959, with the Chinese invasion, everything changed. Now, fifty years later, there are Tibetan Buddhist meditation centers in every major city in the western world, two three-year retreat centers in France alone, and the Dalai Lama has 92,000 followers on Twitter.

    WHEN THE IRON BIRD FLIES will trace the astounding path of one of the world’s great spiritual traditions from the medieval caves of Tibet to the mainstream of western culture – and ask: How can this 2,600 year old eastern religion help us in the West cope with our 21st century lives, and reach Enlightenment? Chariot Productions and Pundarika Foundation, the producers of BLESSINGS: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet, have teamed up again to tackle this timely and important subject. This is a preview of a WORK-IN-PROGRESS, © Chariot/Pundarika.

    Note, this new cut of selected scenes includes interviews as of June 2010.

    For more info, please visit http://chariotvideos.com/documentary/ironbird.shtml

    Or visit us on Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/WHEN-THE-IRON-BIRD-FLIES/116622151709063?v=wall

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  2. David Petit, husband of Tibetan Buddhist teacher Lama Tsultrim Allione and co-founder of Tara Mandala retreat center, died unexpectedly in the night during the summer of 2010 a month before his 55th birthday. Just a few weeks prior, filmmaker Victress Hitchcock spent time with David and Lama Tsultrim on the land at Tara Mandala, talking with them about their life together for a feature documentary on Tibetan Buddhism in the West. David's sudden death left his family, friends, and sangha saddened yet deeply inspired by the depth of his practice and spiritual commitment. David's spirit shines through in this intimate portrait, set in the glowing beauty of southern Colorado. The film concludes with his open air cremation and the scattering of his ashes.

    For more information on the larger project exploring Buddhism in the West, please see our trailer here, and visit chariotvideos.com/documentary/ironbird.shtml.

    To find us on Facebook and watch other short clips from the production:
    facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/WHEN-THE-IRON-BIRD-FLIES/116622151709063?ref=sgm

    To consider a donation to the project:
    chariotvideos.com/documentary/ironbird_fundraising.shtml

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  3. Mudra making based on White Tara Sadhana.
    Explained by Lama A Bu

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