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The Great Transmission

Film Premiere

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
8:00 PM–9:30 PM

2015, USA, Pema Gellek, 56 min.

New York Film Premiere

For 1,200 years Tibet has played a major role in Buddhism’s survival. The Great Transmission depicts the sacrifices made by generations of Tibetans to keep Buddhist knowledge alive, delving into the story of Buddhism’s arrival in the “Land of the Snows” and the flowering of art and culture that followed as Tibet became the inheritor of an ancient tradition.

The Great Transmission meditates on the fragility of knowledge in the face of global events and asks the crucial question: What is the future of this ancient wisdom?


There will be a Q&A after the screening with Jack Petranker. He has written and taught widely on the practice of mindfulness and the Buddhist notion of time, space, and knowledge. A former dean of the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, Petranker has been a student of Buddhism for more than forty years He is the author of When It Rains, Does Space Get Wet?

Premiere Tickets: $15.00

Member Premiere Tickets: $13.50