The Journey Into Buddhism series offers cinematic pilgrimages (or "yatra," in Sanskrit) to the spiritual wonders of Laos, Thailand, Burma, Bali, Cambodia, Java and Central Tibet. Each film in the "Yatra Trilogy"- Dharma River, Prajna Earth, and Vajra Sky Over Tibet- journeys into living traditions and lost civilizations to explore the universal ideals of wisdom, compassion and inner peace at the heart of these ancient Buddhist cultures. JOURNEY INTO BUDDHISM: DHARMA RIVER visits the sacred Buddhist temples and mystical sites of Laos, Thailand and Burma. The Buddha image reverberates throughout the region, in dozens of temples, caves and shrines, yet it never takes the same form. The film explores the different cultural representations of this universal icon and its contemporary relevance.
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Length: 1 hour, 22 minutes