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The Life of Guru Rinpoche

Lord Shakyamuni Buddha enters Parinirvana Guru Rinpoche departing for the Land of the cannibals

‘The Life of Guru Rinpoche’ is a 10 hour Tibetan language film in 15 chapters produced under the direction of the late Holiness Penor Rinpoche. It was the wish of HH Penor Rinpoche that the film script be translated into English and the completion of this project was entrusted to Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje. Having spent several years working closely with members of the Nyingma University at Namdroling Monastery, the script has been translated into English.  In addition to English subtitles, a selection of  languages are also available to accompany the film.  The film has been re-mastered into high definition with brand new CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) special effects to replace some of the original set pieces so that the film can offer enhanced enjoyment for the viewers.

Subtitle Language Selection

Subtitles are available in English, French, Romanian, GermanGreek, ItalianPolish, Bulgarian, VietnameseJapanese and Chinese. To access the subtitle options click on the CC icon on the bottom right corner of the video player.

Chapter One of 'The Life of Guru Rinpoche - The New Edition'

Chapter One of 'The Life of Guru Rinpoche - The New Edition' shows the passing into parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha and Chenrezig bringing the light of blessing to the country of Tibet.

Chapter Two of 'The Life of Guru Rinpoche - The New Edition'

In order to replenish his wealth for the benefit of his people, and to bring about the good fortune to beget an heir, the Great King of Oddiyana, Indrabodhi, embarks on a quest to retrieve the wish-fulfilling jewel from the daughter of the Naga King.

View the Credits for the Original Film 

Trailer for The Life of Guru Rinpoche - Remastered

A trailer for the 12 hour video presentation produced under the directive of HH Penor Rinpoche in the 90s and digitally remastered by Pathgate Institute.

The making of 'The Life of Guru Rinpoche'

A short presentation on the making of the film of the Life of Guru Rinpoche that features the filming locations, post-production, visual effects, digital remastering process, rotoscoping, 3D tracking, 3D animation and music score used by Pathgate Institute in producing The Life of Guru Rinpoche - The New Edition.