Thursday, June 4, 2009
Gassho to Nickxon for the link.
Cloud Path, Journey of a Wandering Monk (2006)
Cloud Path, Journey of a Wandering Monk is a documentary about a distinguished Buddhist monk. This was originally a locally produced TV program that had been aired in Korea and was selected by the Korea Foundation as an outstanding work for introducing Korean culture abroad. The original content has been dubbed into English, French, and Spanish. The documentary records the activities of Paul Muenzen (Buddhist name: Hyongak 玄覺), a Harvard University graduate who became a monk, as he learns the Manhaeng (萬行), experiences of the secular world. Along with its highly acclaimed cinematography, various aspects of Korea's rich traditional culture, such as samulnori (四物놀이) and onggi (crockery 옹기), are seen through the eyes of this American monk.
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