Acclaimed Halifax-based documentarian Lesley Ann Patten
, director of the
multiple-award winning film Loyalties
, has tackled a more personal yet
universal subject with her feature-length non-fiction project Words Of My
. Featuring guest appearances from legendary film director
and action actor Steven Seagal
, Patten follows the great
Buddhist teacher Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
as he globetrots from Bhutan to
London, England, in a quest to bring knowledge and awareness to a whole new
generation of enlightenment-seekers. Spiced with unexpected humour and a
vigorous humanism, Words of My Perfect Teacher
brings the spark of
illumination to the darkness of a world convulsed with the uncertainty and
violence of the last two years.
He look`s and sound`s great very sincere and just awsome.
A rare opportunity to spend time with a Buddhist Master who is comfortable about revealing some of the secret teachings: answers to the Ultimate questions which some have spent lifetimes searching for. Have you ever wondered what causes suffering? Or, what is the path to happiness? Anyway, it was good for me.... Only fault I could fine worth noting would be the author/editor`s treatment of Steven Seagal. I had never really known much about him prior to this film`s introduction, but after seeing the way he was portrayed in this documentary, I am inclined to have compassion for him.....
I found that this film presents the essence of the student/teacher relationship in Tibetan Buddhism. It also presents the dilemma of bringing traditional eastern teachings to the modern western world.