1. Three-minute trailer for the 2008 documentary film about the sacred Tibetan tradition of fabric thangka making. The one-hour film features thangka artist Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo, along with Tibetan art scholars Robert Thurman, Glenn Mullin, and Jonathan Landaw, as well as feminine spirituality author China Galland. In the full film, we watch Leslie create a silk appliqué image of Green Tara, a female buddha. This three-minute trailer gives a first glimpse of the fine documentary produced by Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost. © 2008 Soulful Media productions. All rights reserved. Visit ThreadsofAwakening.com to learn more.

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  2. Career Day is a TV show that inspires kids to explore a variety of career paths. In this segment, first broadcast in November 2011, textile artist, Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo shares about her life, her work making silk thangkas, and her meeting with the Dalai Lama. For more info about Leslie's Threads of Awakening and the Stitching Buddhas online apprenticeships, visit threadsofawakening.com.

    Career Day is produced by Entertainment Studios (ES.TV) and nationally syndicated. I'm honored to have been among the many interesting and talented people featured on the show. Find more episodes and explore fascinating career paths at facebook.com/CareerDayTV. And check your cable listings for local broadcast info. Career Day airs in southern California every Saturday at 1:00 pm on KTLA. Inspire your kids with possibilities!

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  3. video for the paintings exhibition of the artist Tiffani Gyatso @Tibet House, NY.
    june, 2012.

    directed bY Melissa Flores.

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  4. A short film about the work of Tibetan calligrapher Tashi Mannox.

    Director: Guy Reid
    Editor: Steve Kennedy
    Sound and Music: Justin Lee Radford and Paul Warren

    Thanks to Tashi and Alex.

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  5. This sand mandala was made in Melbourne, Australia in 2004. The mandala was produced over 10 days and condensed into 3 minutes in this timelapse. Two Tibetan monks, Ven. Kunchok Rinzin & Ven. Lobsang Tendhar were the creators of this amazing piece of art.

    The mandala is a visualisation tool, a symbol of a perfect world in which we are all perfect beings practicing pure loving kindness and compassion. Visualising
    ourselves in the centre of the mandala creates the conditions for us to behave towards
    others with kindness and compassion, a powerful tool for growth and transformation.

    Chenrezig means compassion, the Tibetan Buddhists believe the Dalai Lama is the human manifestation of Chenrezig. There is 108 forms of Chenrezig. The Dalai Lama as the human manifestation of Chenrezig represents the compassion of Buddha's past, present and future.

    The Chenrezig mantra is OM MANI PEME HUNG
    The monks also create the mandala and then deliberately destroy it. This is to help us understand that all things are impermanent and exist only in relation to and in
    dependence on other things. Therefore feelings of pain, joy and happiness pass then return. Nothing is permanent in life there is constant change.

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