The pure and fulfilling film Dalai Lama Awakening is a heart-felt expression from the filmmaker’s poetic soul. It inspires and moves people at a most profound level, and deeply impacts audiences.
Producer Khashyar Darvich meditated on what to call the film, and it became clear that Awakening deserved its own unique title because it is much more than a director’s cut of the original Renaissance film. Awakening is a completely new cinematic and poetic edit, and includes 35 minutes of new footage, with a new music soundtrack.
Aside from featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and being narrated by Harison Ford, Awakening features innovative thinkers like Dr. Michael Beckwith of The Secret, Quantum Physicists Fred Alan Wolf and Amit Goswami of What the Bleep Do We Know, revolutionary Social Scientist Dr. Jean Housgon, and others. The Hi-Desert Center for Spiritual Living and Wakan Films presents a preview screening of Director Khashyar Darvish’s documentary film, Dalai Lama Awakening, on Friday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. The film features the Dalai Lama and is narrated by actor Harrison Ford. This is a re-visioning of Darvich’s award-winning film Dalai Lama Renaissance, which won 12 film awards and screened more than 1000 times around the world.
The profound and life-changing journey of innovative Western thinkers who travel to India to meet the Dalai Lama, and seek to solve many of the world’s problems, with the result of an inner transformation for the participants. Audiences have also reported personal transformational experiences after watching the film.
“When I was making the Dalai Lama Renaissance,” says Director Darvich, “Dalai Lama Awakening is the film that my heart and soul wanted to make.” Although happy with the international success and impact of Renaissance, compromises were made in editing to meet the requirements of the distributors. Darvich felt his cinematic child had received invasive surgery and had lost some of it’s authentic beauty and what it was destined to be. He feels that the Renaissance film is like the screenplay about a novel, while Awakening is the novel itself.
Awakening will screen at the Hi-Desert Center for Spiritual Living on Friday, February 28, 7:00 p.m. It will be followed by a question and answer period with Director Darvich. General admission is $20.
The Hi-Desert Center for Spiritual Living is lcoated at 18575 Corwin Rd., Apple Valley. Call (760) 242-2302 for more information.