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Journey into Buddhism: Vajra Sky Over Tibet (2006)



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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.


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.

November 30, 2006 | Rating: 2/4
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.

September 29, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4
Seattle Times
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The material is so compelling that we keep watching.

September 22, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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 | Rating: 1.5/5
New York Times
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The film simply takes too long to deliver its message.

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

September 13, 2006 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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