The Buddha Wallah
This 90-minute documentary follows the international journeys of Christopher Titmuss. The documentary includes England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Palestine, Myanmar and Thailand, There are extracts from his teachings/dialogues on retreats, pilgrimages and workshops. There is a response to his work from Nshorna (his daughter) and also a response from Sonya, a former partner. Distributed in 2011, this film includes his work in areas of conflict and his efforts towards reconciliation. Christopher, a former Buddhist monk, visits his former monastery in Thailand to pay respect to his dying teacher, Venerable Ajahn Dhammadaro. He also visits the cave on an island off the coast of southern Thailand, where he spent nine months in 1973. Christopher, advocates deep friendship, service, and love of aloneness as important contributions for a fulfilled life.
Zinnoberfilm, a leading documentary filmmaker in Germany, filmed more than 100 hours of his travels over a two year period.
Director: Georg Maas and Dieter Zeppenfeld
Duration: 90 min, plus four extra clips
Language: English/German sub-titles available
In one clip, Christopher speaks for a few minutes
about the death of Por Longbhut - regarded in the monastery as a arahant (fully liberated).
Viewers expressed much appreciation for this clip.
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Wallah is a Hindi word meaning 'worker,' such as chai wallah.
Trailer shows an extract from the documentary of a guided meditation on a retreat in Israel.
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