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Product Description. Gendun Choephel is a legendary figure in Tibet. Believed to be the reincarnation of a famous Buddhist lama, this promising young monk. Visionary, artist, poet, iconoclast, philosopher, adventurer, master of the arts of love, tantric yogin, Buddhist saint. These are some of the terms that describe. A new translation of The Passion Book brings to light author Gendun Chopel’s belief that even sexual pleasure could be a path to enlightenment.
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Gendun Choephel is a legendary figure in Tibet. Believed to be the reincarnation of a famous Buddhist lama, this promising young monk turned his back on cohephel life and became a fierce critic of his country’s religious conservatism, cultural isolationism and reactionary government. After leaving the monastery inand fueled by his intellectual curiosity and free-spirited nature, Choephel traveled throughout Tibet and India in order to understand the true history of his country. Both a personal and political portrait of this pioneering and visionary intellectual who also renounced the “false duty of monastic obligations” and smoked, drank and was marriedANGRY MONK features rare archival footage, Choephel’s paintings, and contemporary scenes of sites he visited, along with interviews with Tibetan historians, scholars, writers, and his wife.
Today Choephel is a revered figure in his homeland, and an influential symbol of hope for gencun seeking political and spiritual reform in a free Tibet.
A beautifully observed blend of biography, road movie, history and travelogue. A very useful perspective on recent Tibetan history. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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See all customer images. Showing of 7 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Prime Video Verified Purchase. This documentary is valuable insofar as it does a good job of informing the viewer about a 20th century Tibetan intellectual named Chhoephel Chophel, who began his life as a monastic but rebelled against rigidity and stagnation in Tibetan Buddhist and Tibetan political institutions as they existed just prior to the invasion of Tibet in by Chinese communists.
As a monk he was reputed to be unsurpassed in debate, yet one wonders how someone so well-versed in the teachings of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and those followed could so ignore those teachings especially those on renunciation of worldly pleasures.
Yet it took such an “errant” monk chkephel expose the corruption and hypocrisy that apparently pervaded the very closed Tibetan political system prior to it’s “liberation” by Mao Zedong and his People’s Army.
Chophel was obviously an important figure in 20th century Tibet. One person found this helpful. Gendun Choephel was a true Mahatma and visionary ahead of its time. This film reflects on his mystical explorations, daring travels, and spiritual challenges.
The documentary is superb, yet fails to demonstrate how the Communist Chinese unjustly assassinated hundreds of thousands of innocent Monks while forcing them to perform inhumane atrocities!! Where is the UN and the Vatican on this? Unfortunately, Tibet will never be free again as the US and Britain failed to assist the spiritual center of the world during their turmoil invasion.
Forthe record, this marvelous nation is also known as Shangri-La. Sadly, the US has now entered into a “Covenant with the Enemy” Chinese nation and this harm will bring due Karma at its destine time I thoroughly enjoyed and benefitted from this documentary, “Angry Monk.
However, it’s been a while since I looked at it, and so I can’t give you specifics. I remember that I was impressed. An overlooked corner of modern Tibetan history is revealed in Luc Schaedler’s Angry Monk, the fascinating story of Gendun Choephel, regarded now as one of Tibet’s leading intellectuals of the 20th century but once reviled and imprisoned for daring to dream of a society open to democratic development. Disillusioned with a culture that worshiped tradition and feared innovation, Choephel left the stifling regimen of monastic life in in the company of Rahul Sankrityayan, an Indian scholar of Buddhism and communist activist for Indian independence.
Traveling to India, Choephel stepped into a world of wonders, a land criss-crossed by trains, peopled with merchants and businessmen engaged in trade with the outside world, and united in throwing off British imperialism.
Enraptured and eager to experience it all, Choephel shrugged off his monastic habits and began an inner exploration of sensual pleasure through tobacco, alcohol and women. All the while he was writing in his diary, painting, sketching, completing the first ever Tibetan translation of the Kama Sutra, publishing a pilgrim’s guide to the sacred Buddhist sites of India, contributing reports on the outside world to an emigre newspaper, and beginning work on a non-religious history of Tibet.
Arriving back in Lhasa, Choephel found his reputation had preceded him and was promptly thrown into jail, tortured, and left to rot until being released only months before the Chinese invasion of With any hope for reform crushed by the arrival of Mao’s army, Choephel entered an intense period of inebriation from which he never recovered, passing away in at the age of Swiss director Schaedler works matter-of-factly, tracing the travels of his subject from his birthplace in eastern Tibet through to India and back to Lhasa, weaving together interviews with Choephel’s surviving contemporaries with voice-overs describing his own journey.
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Anyone interested in modern Tibetan history should not miss this film, especially as it is the only document about Choephel’s life currently available in English. The hcoephel is also available on DVD direct from the director’s website. Press Quotes –“A gritty, insightful film about the tragic life of a choephe Tibetan artist and intellectual A compelling story, beautifully told.
Who knew that Tibetans keep pictures of Chairman Mao on their walls to ward off demons? Largely ignored or reviled in his lifetime, the ‘angry monk’ Choephel has become an important figure in a rapidly changeing Tibet”. See all 7 reviews. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.
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