Written and Directed by Niko von Glasow
Documentary film . 30 min
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is a Buddhist teacher from Tibet. He is a master of the Kagyu Order, trained in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Despite his nickname of „The Lazy Lama“ he teaches Buddhism and meditation at over 50 universities and Buddhist centres across the world. His many projects include monasteries, hospitals and retreats. He’s written many books about Buddhism as well as several children’s books.
The film shows Ringu Tulku not only as a Buddhist master and teacher – it also offers a personal, humorous and honest insight into his family and working life. It shows Ringu Tulku preparing four students for a retreat which lasts three years, three months and three days, in Sikkim, North India. Spending time with the Lazy Lama gives the audience the opportunity to reflect on their own lives, and find ways to create more room for spirituality, meditation, empathy and the right kind of „laziness“.