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Great filmography - no substance
on 31 May 2010
German filmmaker Werner Herzog as usual is exceptional at film and captures everyday life of Buddhists on their pilgrimage to Bhod Gaya. We concentrate on the 12 day Kalachakra initiation. For those familiar with Buddha you recognize Bhod Gaya as the location where the Buddha attained enlightenment.
There is great background music much of it sounds a little more Hindu. However, we do hear some well-known chants. Occasionally there is conversation with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. In addition, get a glimpse of a few people mugging for the camera.
All in all this film is worth watching but does not give any real insight or surprises.