3:00 pm | $10/$8 members | (2008) | Spiritual/Documentary | 1h 44m
Q&A with Ani Depa, Kagyu Thubten Choling
Unmistaken Child, a documentary set in Nepal in the early 2000s, directed by Israeli filmmaker Nati Baratz. Follows a young English-speaking Tibetan Buddhist monk searching rural Nepal, on the border of Tibet, for the reincarnation of his beloved teacher, a renowned lama. Charts the monk’s emotional journey in his arduous quest, the result of which will be approved or not by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Ani Depa will be on hand to speak about the film and respond to questions. She is an American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun who received ordination from the great meditation master Venerable Kalu Rinpoche in 1986. That same year, she entered the traditional three-year, three-month silent meditation retreat at Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery in Wappinger Falls. She then went on to do a second retreat of the same duration and intensity in 1991. Ani Depa has since continued to live and work at the monastery, where she generously serves on the teaching staff.
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MaMA, Marbletown Multi-Arts
3588 Main Street
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
(Dharma, a Sanskrit word referring to the truth or ultimate reality of the way things really are.)
From September through January, on the third Sunday of the month at 3pm, Rosendale Theatre will show a major motion picture with a dharmic theme. After each screening, an esteemed teacher from a regional meditation center will offer a response to the film followed by a Q&A.
The originator and curator of the Series is Joanna Rotté, Professor of Theatre Emeritus and teaching-artist in the NY prison system. The Series is sponsored by MaMA in Stone Ridge (Evry Mann, founder and director) and produced in cooperation with the Rosendale Theatre Collective.
The Dharma Series
September 15: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring
October 20: Dhamma Brothers
November 17: Kundun
December 15: Unmistaken Child
January 19: Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island