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Video available! Discussion of "Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache" by Khyentse Rinpoche and Paul Harrison

title image for film, "Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache"

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

After the film screening of "Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache," Khyentse Rinpoche joined Professor Paul Harrison in a discussion of the film. 


Features Speakers:

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, also known as Khyentse Norbu, is a Buddhist scholar and teacher. He is the head of monasteries and meditation centres on five continents, including Dzongsar Khamje College in Sichuan, China; Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute in Bir, India; and Chökyi Gyatso Institute in Dewathang, Bhutan. Rinpoche has also established centres in Asia, Australia, and North America and is a sought-after teacher of Buddhadharma all over the world.

A prominent scholar of the Tibetan Rimé (nonsectarian) tradition, trained in Buddhist studies from a very young age, Rinpoche follows the heritage of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and other Rimé masters. He attended Sakya College in India and studied with some of the greatest contemporary masters, particularly HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and Khenpo Appey Rinpoche. He went on to study at the School of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of London and has lectured at Oxford University, the University of California at Berkeley, Beijing University, and many other academic institutions.

Rinpoche is the author of several books, including View and Practice in Buddhism, Almost Buddhist, Not for Happiness, Poison Is Medicine, and Living is Dying. He served as an advisor to filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci on Little Buddha and wrote and directed the films The Cup, Travelers & Magicians, Vara, Hema Hema, and Looking for a Lady with Fangs and Moustache.

Rinpoche is the founder of and head of a number of charitable organizations engaged in both Buddhist and humanitarian work, including Siddhartha's Intent International, Khyentse Foundation, Lotus Outreach, and 84000, a 100-year global initiative involving nearly 200 scholars and translators to translate all of the Buddha’s teachings into English.


Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison is the George Edwin Burnell Professor in Religious Studies and Co-Director of the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies.