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Film Screening: THE MOUNTAIN PATH & Discussion with Director Edward A. Burger

Thursday March 17th 2022, 7:00 - 9:00PM
Event Sponsor
The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies


T. T. & W. F. Chao Buddhist Art and Film Series

Film screening of The Mountain Path and conversation between film director Edward Burger and Professor John Kieschnick will take place via Zoom Webinar.

Registration Required.

Featured speakers

Edward A. Burger, Film Director, One Mind Productions

John Kieschnick, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Professor of Buddhist Studies, Co-Director of The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford


A spirited young man journeys into the mountains of China in search of a Buddhist hermit master. Along the trail he meets an unexpected cast of dedicated recluses; the gaunt ascetic, the persevering nun, a wise old master and his disciples, all who, despite living far from the world, teach him all about how to live within it.

Edward A. Burger has lived in China for over twelve years and has studied with hermits of the Zhongnan Mountains. The Mountain Path recounts his personal journey, including the story of how he found his teacher and entered into the world of dedicated recluses.

The Mountain Path is crafted from original footage Edward A. Burger gathered over fifteen years ago to make the film, Amongst White Clouds. The Mountain Path includes new interview footage and a new voice-over narration and editing style.

A film by Edward A. Burger/2021/filmed in Shaanxi Province, China/93 minutes/Mandarin with English subtitles


Please note: Due to copyright issues, we were only able to record the discussion of "The Mountain Path" by film director Edward Burger and Professor John Kieschnick. The following video is the discussion of the film only. The home viewing of "The Mountain Path" will be available at a later time. Please visit: One Mind Productions for updates.