The Bhutanese Buddhist teacher and filmmaker, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, also called Khyentse Norbu, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his fourth film, called Hema Hema: Sing Me A Song While I Wait.
He describes his new project as “an unconventional feature film set in the jungles of Bhutan about what is unleashed when identity is concealed.” The drama will be filmed on location in Bhutan this fall and Khyentse Rinpoche says it is his most personal and artistic project to date.
Born in 1961 in Khenpajong, East Bhutan, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche gained worldwide fame in 1999 with his first film The Cup. He is also the director of Travellers and Magicians (2003) and Vara: A Blessing (2013).
The Kickstarter campaign has already raised over one third of the $135,000 goal for the first phase of funding.
Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche is the reincarnation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and has studied with some of the greatest Tibetan masters, including the late Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and the late Dudjom Rinpoche. In addition to his filmmaking, he supervises his traditional seat of Dzongsar Monastery in Eastern Tibet, colleges in India and Bhutan, and meditation centers in Australia, North America, and the Far East.
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