Words of My Perfect Teacher


Directed by Lesley Ann Patten
101 min. / Canada / English / 2003
Hong Kong Premiere

A profile (of sorts) of Tibetan teacher and filmmaker Dzongar Jamyang Khyentse Norbu Rinpoche, director of The Cup and Travellers & Magicians. From the World Cup in Germany to the remote Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, three students are on a quest they hope will lead to wisdom. The catch is… the teacher. Soccer-obsessed, charismatic filmmaker, and citizen of the world, Khyentse Norbu may be one of the most eminent Tibetan Buddhist teachers, but it's a job description he slyly seems to reject at every turn. Featuring appearances by Bernardo Bertolucci, Gesar Mukpo and Steven Seagal; filmed on location in the UK, Bhutan, Canada, the U.S. and Germany. Music by Sting, Tara Slone and Joydrop, Steve Tibbetts, u:man:tek, Kunga 19 and others.

This screening is part of the International Buddhist Film Festival Hong Kong 2012. For more information, please visit AsiaSociety.org/IBFF.


Presenting Sponsor

The Robert H.H. Ho Family Foundation


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Event Details

Sun 06 May 2012
3 - 5 p.m.
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
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HK$ 55 Asia Society members; HK$ 65 Non-members; HK$ 30 full-time students/ Seniors (aged 60 or above)/ Individuals with disabilities
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