Journey into Buddhism: Vajra Sky Over Tibet (2006)

Journey into Buddhism: Vajra Sky Over Tibet

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Travel to the sacred temples, remote monasteries, and lively festivals of the Himalayan landscape with filmmaker John Bush in a cinematic pilgrimage into the heart of Tibetan Buddhist culture. All is not well in this central Asian region, however, and as Bush offers a compelling glimpse into a culture that has endured for centuries, his exploration of the Chinese efforts to destroy this ancient wisdom from within provides a poignant snapshot of a contemporary tragedy in the making.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Faith & Spirituality, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: John Bush
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 4, 2007
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Journey into Buddhism: Vajra Sky Over Tibet

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (9)

In order for audiences to better appreciate the underpinnings of Buddhism and the risks involved with modern-day practice in Tibet, the man who made Vajra would've needed to get his documentarian's hands a little dirty.

Full Review… | November 30, 2006
Chicago Tribune
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Eventually you can't help wishing for some human contact. While the lulling narration by Bush and two exiled Tibetans is informative, it doesn't quite fill the gap.

Full Review… | September 29, 2006
Seattle Times
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The material is so compelling that we keep watching.

Full Review… | September 22, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
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Vajra Sky Over Tibet demonstrates one alternative for moviemaking inside Tibet: the rhetorically inflated vacation video.

September 15, 2006
New York Times
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The film simply takes too long to deliver its message.

Full Review… | September 15, 2006
Denver Post
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A well-photographed inside look at a fascinating culture and its people.

Full Review… | September 13, 2006
Los Angeles Times
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