Samsara

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Tashi is a gifted young monk who is just completing three years of solitary mediation in the mountains. Though he is highly revered for having attained a profound level of enlightenment, Tashi discovers the sudden awakening of his own sex drive when... read more

Tashi is a gifted young monk who is just completing three years of solitary mediation in the mountains. Though he is highly revered for having attained a profound level of enlightenment, Tashi discovers the sudden awakening of his own sex drive when he encounters beautiful peasant girl Pema. Arguing that to properly renounce the world he would have to experience it first, he leaves his order to marry Pema.

Original Release

01/01/2001

US Release

01/01/2001

Cast

Shawn Ku Husband / Tashi
Christy Chung Wife / Pema
Neelesha Barthel Sujata / Migrant farm worker
Lhakpa Tsering Local merchant / Dawa
Tenzin Tashi Tashi and Pema's son / Karma
Jamayang Jinpa Monk / Sonam
Sherab Sangey Monastery mentor / Apo
Kelsang Tashi Pema's former fiance / Jamayang
Tsepak Tsangpo Head Lama / Chen Tulku
Jampa Kalsang Tamang Wedding Singer
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Pan Nalin

Writers

Pan Nalin, Tim Baker

Cast

Shawn Ku Husband / Tashi
Christy Chung Wife / Pema
Neelesha Barthel Sujata / Migrant farm worker
Lhakpa Tsering Local merchant / Dawa
Tenzin Tashi Tashi and Pema's son / Karma
Jamayang Jinpa Monk / Sonam
Sherab Sangey Monastery mentor / Apo
Kelsang Tashi Pema's former fiance / Jamayang
Tsepak Tsangpo Head Lama / Chen Tulku
Jampa Kalsang Tamang Wedding Singer
Norbu Dolma Dolma
Sonam Gyatso Tenzim

Producers

Editors

Isabel Meier

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