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We are delighted to announce that national treasure, actress, icon and activist Joanna Lumley is to narrate the documentary Return to Ladakh!
Featuring His Eminence Thuksey Rinpoche and acclaimed author Andrew Harvey the film is set in Ladakh, the remote Northern Himalayan region in India.
In the film Andrew returns to visit the reincarnation of his Spiritual Teacher, now reborn and living again governing the region based on the Buddhist principle of compassion in action and who has returned to earth to serve humanity in the tradition of a Bodhisattva- one who exists to relieve the suffering of others until they reach enlightenment.
“Through this film I hope to give a voice to the voice to the voiceless, the animals, the trees and environment so that we can better understand the world in which we live in.”
- His Eminence Thuksey Rinpoche
As independent filmmakers we strongly feel the work and message of His Eminence Thuksey Rinpoche needs to be seen for others to be inspired and learn from and we are in a position to do it!
We have fantastic support from our Executive Producers at Elstree Studios in London and our Sales Agents in LA who will bring the film once it is complete to the international broadcasters. However, to do this we need your help in funding the film. So have a look at our fantastic limited edition ‘Live to Love’ T Shirts and get involved in supporting the film to be made!
Help envision a brighter future for ourselves and the next generation by helping make this film!
Film Recordings and Clips
With Andrew Harvey and His Eminence Thuksey Rinpoche
Andrew Harvey Speaks With Thuksey Rinpoche
About the Film 'Return To Ladakh'
Producer Jean-Paul Mertinez talks about
The film concept and plans.
Producer Jean-Paul Mertinez
On Why The Film Is Important
Live to Love: Compassion In Action!
H.E. Thuksey’s message and work revolves around ‘compassion in action’ and his focus is on three key areas:
About His Eminence Thuksey Rinpoche
Born in Ladakh in 1986, His Eminence Kyabje Thuksey Rinpoche was recognised by H.H. 14th Dalai Lama and H.H. 12th Gyalwang Drukpa as the reincarnation of the first Kyabje Thuksey Rinpoche – a prominent figure in Himalayan Buddhism during the last century. After his exile from Tibet, he ensured the continuity, legacy and teaching of the Drukpa School of Buddhism, establishing one of its main monasteries, Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling, in Darjeeling India.
His Eminence Thuksey Rinpoche spent most of his childhood in this monastery before continuing his education for nine years at the prestigious Tango University in Bhutan. An accomplished meditation master, His Eminence has taken on many responsibilities including the management of the monastery in Darjeeling, the Druk Pema Karpo School – an award-winning educational project in Ladakh, and the Drukpa centres of Buddhist studies and meditation in Europe. He is an articulate advocate of compassion in action, having also set up an animal sanctuary in the Himalayas. His Eminence is part of the young generation of Buddhist Masters who bring a contemporary and modern approach to Buddhism and spirituality. He speaks fluent English and is able to teach from a depth of realisation, communicating the essence of Buddhist teachings in an engaging manner.
About Andrew Harvey
Andrew Harvey is an author, religious scholar and teacher of mystic traditions, known for his popular nonfiction books on spiritual or mystical themes, beginning with his 1983 A Journey in Ladakh. He is Founder Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organisation that invites concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired and engaged agents of change. Sacred activism is a form of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual passion with wise radical action in the world.
He works to encourage the large-scale practice of Sacred Activism, which he feels can become an essential force for preserving and healing the planet and its inhabitants. Andrew Harvey has taught at Oxford and Cornell University’s well as at various colleges and spiritual centers throughout the world. He has written over 30 books including ‘Dialogues with a Modern Mystic’, ‘Hidden Journey’, ‘The Return of the Mother’, ‘Radical Passion’, ‘The Celebration of Rumi’ and ‘Journey In Ladakh’.
Illumina Studios & Media Ltd is a British Film & Television Production Company based in Soho, London, that aims to enlighten, educate and entertain audiences about the most pressing environmental, social and indigenous issues in the world today. For the Film Production Website see. www.illuminastudios.co.uk/ladakh