THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA

By Elena DEMIDOVA

NEW INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL RESEARCH

Social issues - Completed 2018

"If you trust in body structure, that hadn't fallen apart before, that hadn't disappeared yet, then the Universe will become an infinity to you."

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Historical, Documentary
    • Countries
    • RUSSIA
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Elena DEMIDOVA
    • Producer(s)
    • Nina KOCHELYAEVA (NEW INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL RESEARCH), Anastassia RAZLOGOVA (KAMER-TON-FILM-RUSSIA), Marina KUCHKOVA (KAMER-TON-FILM-RUSSIA)
    • Synopsis
    • The film tells a story of XII Pandido Khambo Lama Dashi Dorzho Itigelov. His body is recognized as one of the sacred Buddhist objects of Russia, the Buddhist monks approach him as a living person.

      This is a study of his phenomenon, who according to Buddhists is in a special state, is not life and not death in our understanding of the word. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from different places and countries come to him. What does he mean for these people? What do the Buddhist lamas themselves think of him and how does his appearance change the current situation in Buddhism?

      "If you trust in body structure, that hadn't fallen apart before, that hadn't disappeared yet, then the Universe will become an infinity to you."