Words of My Perfect Teacher

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From the World Cup to the mythical mountain kingdom of Bhutan, "Words of My Perfect Teacher" follows three students 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 world's most eminent Buddhist teachers, but it's a job description he slyly rejects at every turn.

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  • Perhaps Patten is trying to do to us what Rinpoche does to his followers, but the film's meandering structure and intrusive narration detract from the focus on the master.

    Dec 7, 2007 | Rating: 2/4
  • Thoughtful, surprisingly fast-moving docu overcomes contextual messiness to provide a memorably quirky look at Dzonghsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

    Dec 7, 2007 | Full Review…

    Ken Eisner

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  • Dzongsar's blunt and dismissive tone will come as a rude shock, but the film surrounding him serves as an excellent springboard to spiritual discussion beyond its value as a stereotype-buster.

    Dec 7, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Much like Rinpoche has let go of what others expect a Buddhist leader to be like, Patten's documentary is her own way of letting go of what others expect a documentary about Buddhism to be like.

    Apr 23, 2007 | Full Review…

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