Thursday 27th October
18.30 to 20.30: Tashi and the Monk
The Emmy award-winning film follows a Buddhist Monk Lobsang who was trained under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama but 8 years ago he left behind a life as a spiritual teacher in the United States to create a unique community in the foothills of the Himalayas which rescues orphaned and neglected children including 5 year-old Tashi. She is struggling to find her place amongst 84 new siblings. Can the community’s love and compassion transform Tashi’s alienation and tantrums into a capacity to make her first real friend? The film screening is followed by a Q&A with co-director Johnny Burke.