Light of the Valley presents the inspiring story of the 15th renovation of the Swayambu Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal, recognized as one of the most important stupas in the Buddhist world. Renowned for its great antiquity, blessings and power, this stupa has been worshipped continuously through the centuries by the people of Nepal and Tibet. It remains a focus of daily offerings, prayers and ceremonies today.
In 2008, Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche sent his daughter, Tsering Gellek to Nepal to direct the renovation, a project that is traditionally undertaken once in a century. With the help of 70 skilled artisans, in less than two years the project was successfully completed. This DVD screening tells the story of the restoration.
Join us for this compelling documentary and pre-screening conversation between film maker Pema Gellek, producer Barry Schieber, Assistant Curator for Himalayan Art, Jeffrey Durham, and Mark Fenn, Associate Head of Conservation. Co-presented with the Guna Foundation.