We added this to our movie collection tonight. I had tears in my eyes at the end! I've been reading a couple of the Dalai Lama's writings of late so I guess that I may have had a more emotional tie to the movie then the average watcher.
My husband DID say it was an action movie.... before we watched it ... and halfway through we paused it and went to go get a hot chicken from down the road for dinner. Brad Pitt's accent at the start was a little difficult to handle... but it became more easy to live with it as the movie progessed.
Not really what I would call an action film, but still an enjoyble a few hours of entertainment as you learn of one man's struggle with his own Ego and a little bit of Tibetan history.
Which of the Dalai Lama's books have you read so far?
I found the movie to be excellent, even with Mr. Pitt's butchering of the accent. I think I read somewhere that he changed accents like three or four times during the film. I didn't really notice it as much though because I was caught up in the rest of the movie.
One of my favorite parts was where they delayed the building of the movie theater to remove any worms from the soil that might be killed during construction. I like humor, can't you tell?
That part was very humbling... and yes it was humorous to boot.
I've been reading "Stages of Meditation" & "The Heart of the Buddha's Path".
I studied Tibetan Buddhism for a while, and sort of practiced it a little too. I found it to be a very relaxing philosophy, but that was all I found. I won't try to "witness" to anyone here, because I don't believe that this is the right place to do so, but I did give myself to God after attending my first and last Buddhist retreat. I have great respect for the Dalai Lama and his way of life, but something about my belief in God is much more reassuring to me.