Wheel of Time

Wheel of Time

DVD - 2005
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"Wheel of Time is acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog's gorgeously photographed look at the largest Buddhist ritual in Bodh Gaya, India. It is said that Buddha found enlightenment under a tree in Bodh Gaya and today, Buddhist monks are ordained in this holy place. Herzog magically captures the lengthy pilgrimage (which for some, is over 3,000 miles), the monk's creation of the beautiful and intricate sand mandala (the wheel of time) along with many secret rituals that have never been seen before on film. He delivers a personal and introspective look at what Buddhism really means to the most ardent followers, as well as giving outsiders an intimate look into a fascinating way of life." - - from cover.
Publisher: [United States] : Fox Lorber Video, 2005
ISBN: 9780794205911
0794205917
Branch Call Number: DVD 294.3 Whe

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1aa
Mar 29, 2016

A slow and pedantic account of pilgrimages to see the Dalai Lama.

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miriam666
Jan 13, 2014

Wonderful window into another world, filmed with Herzog's mixture of beautiful compositions; commentary which is informative, irreverent, and sometimes irrelevant; and wry slightly-awkward takes where he keeps the camera on someone for just a little too long.

There is poignancy and absurdity in the close observation of humans.

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buzzed
Mar 05, 2010

I'm always curious to see and learn how people around our globe live. To view the monks and the people go through such extremes to celebrate this ritual. is almost exhausting. Typical beautifully-filmed Herzog - the colours, the people, their faith just explode on screen. Watching the monks creating the Wheel of Time is meticulously unbelievable.

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