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Ganden: A Joyful Land

Season 06  Episode 2

Likened by Buddhists to the Vatican City, Ganden is considered the most influential monastery of Tibetan Buddhism. GANDEN: A JOYFUL LAND is a revealing, intimate look at the lives and remembrances of the last remaining generation of monks to have studied at the renowned monastery in Tibet where the Dalai Lama’s lineage began.

For more than 500 years, monks lived in Ganden in simplicity and contentment before a brutal invasion drove them to start anew in India. Embodying the strength and joy the faith teaches, survivors of the forced exodus tell of their lives in Ganden, old and new, in this moving film.