AKONG – A Remarkable Life

Coinciding with Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche’s  third death aniversary, it was launched yesterday the official trailer for the film AKONG – A Remarkable Life.

The film tells the story of Akong Tulku Rinpoche, a reincarnate lama (Tulku)  who fled Tibet in 1959 during the Chinese occupation and was one of the main pioneers who introduced Tibetan Buddhism to the West. His escape through the Himalayas along with many other Tibetans was a real ordeal, and out of 300 people in his party, only 13 arrived in India. His  life took a turn after he and his friend Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche met Freda Bedi in refugee camp in India.

Akong Rinpoche was the c0-founder of Samye Ling, the first Tibetan Buddhist Centre in europe, located in Scotland and a humanitarian who helped countless people around the world through his charity ROKPA International.