Journey into Buddhism: Vajra Sky Over Tibet

Critics Consensus

Journey Into Buddhism: Vajra Sky Over Tibet explores a fascinating subject with visual flair, but dull narration and a dawdling pace make it a less than illuminating watch.

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Journey into Buddhism: Vajra Sky Over Tibet

All Critics (20) | 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.

    Nov 30, 2006 | Rating: 2/4
  • 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.

    Sep 29, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • The material is so compelling that we keep watching.

    Sep 22, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Vajra Sky Over Tibet demonstrates one alternative for moviemaking inside Tibet: the rhetorically inflated vacation video.

    Sep 15, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/5
  • The film simply takes too long to deliver its message.

    Sep 15, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • A well-photographed inside look at a fascinating culture and its people.

    Sep 13, 2006 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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