Thursday, September 15, 2011

Climbing Everest for Middle East peace (video)

Wisdom Quarterly

Narrated by Nichiren Buddhist Orlando Bloom (pictured left) and hailed as a "tremendous achievement" by the Dalai Lama (Tibet's pope-king), "Everest: A Climb for Peace" is no typical Everest film. It is a socially relevant documentary about peace, war, and the human spirit -- an inspirational adventure film with some of the most incredible Mt. Everest footage ever shot, including a dramatic rescue from near the summit of a mountain some regard as Mt. Sumeru (the mountain at the center of the Buddhist cosmology). Tibetans call it Goddess Qomolangma ("Holy Mother"), whereas the local sherpas who frequently climb it call it Sagarmāthā, and the Chinese, who are still occupying Tibet, call it Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng in Mandarin.

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