The Great Transmission explores the remarkable journeys Buddhist knowledge has made in the course of its 2,500-year lifespan. It meditates on the fragility of knowledge in the face of global events and asks the crucial question: What is the future of this ancient wisdom?
What does it take to keep ancient knowledge alive? Tibetan culture has deep roots, but the turmoil of the 20th century has left its vast text tradition in jeopardy.
This is a story of a historic act of cultural preservation, chronicling one refugee lama's lifelong efforts to preserve, print, and return to his people, the sacred books that are their precious heritage.
His work unfolds against the backdrop of a centuries-long transmission, across continents and generations, upholding a legacy of transformative knowledge that dates back to the time of the Buddha.
6:30pm: Arrive and mingle
6:45pm: Official Welcome
7:00pm: Film begins (1 hour)
8:00pm: Discussion, sharing and connecting
This is part of a series of documentary screenings to come together, learn, raise awareness and discuss.
Join us for all 7 evenings or check the individual events for each screening: Conscious Movie Mondays or https://events.humanitix.com/conscious-movies
20 July: The Story of Plastic
27 July: Prayers of the Ancient Ones
3 August: The Pollinators
10 August: My Year of living mindfully
17 August: RiverBlue
24 August: The Great Transmission
31 August: Fantastic Fungi
Conscious Action events are a space to connect with like-minded people, collaborate to come up with inspiring ideas, and celebrate what we are already contributing to the collective.
How to get to The Workshop Auckland?
You could consider this as the preferred option of getting to the event. If anyone is interested in the Walking Bus, keep an eye on the Facebook event page.
By public transport
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Alright you cool conscious people - let's try to reduce our event footprint by carpooling! Use the Facebook event page to tell us if you intend to drive, and where from, and perhaps others in your area can join you!
Note that there is some parking at the premises using Parkable. Also, there is street parking, but being Ponsonby, make sure that you leave enough time to find a spot on the street.
Look for the sign on the street and the green door!