Jhamtse International is pleased to present the award winning film ‘Tashi & The Monk’. Please join us in Massachusetts on November 15th for a dinner and film fundraiser, as we celebrate Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community with award winning filmmakers Andrew Hinton and Johnny Burke.
About the Film
On a remote mountaintop a brave social experiment is taking place. Buddhist Monk Lobsang was trained under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, but 8 years ago he left behind a life as a spiritual teacher in the United States to create a unique community in the foothills of the Himalayas which rescues orphaned and neglected children.
5 year-old Tashi is the newest arrival. Her mother recently passed away and she’s been abandoned by her alcoholic father. Wild and troubled, Tashi is struggling to find her place amongst 84 new siblings.
Lobsang has channeled his own unhappy childhood into an opportunity for other ‘uninvited guests of the universe’ to avoid a similar fate. But can the community’s love and compassion transform Tashi’s alienation and tantrums into a capacity to make her first real friend?
This inspiring story of Lobsang and the Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s community also highlights the unique work being done on ‘Tibetan Cultural Preservation’ and ‘Compassion in Education’.
This event is a fundraiser for the Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community.
More information about the film can be found at tashiandthemonk.com
Questions? Please contact us!