Akong – A Remarkable Life To Screen At Old Well Theatre

The Old Well Theatre in Moffat is screening ‘Akong – A Remarkable Life’, a film about Akong Rinpoche directed by a Brazilian, Chico Dall’Inha, on Sunday, August 13th.

Akong Rinpoche fled Tibet as a young man in 1959 when China invaded that country.  His is a positive refugee story.  After his perilous escape he went on to do many incredible things.  He established the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the West – Samye Ling – set amongst the hills of Eskdalemuir valley.  The monastery has grown from its small beginnings in 1967 to become a thriving community and is a centre for the preservation of Tibetan Buddhism, arts, medicine and culture.  The magnificent temple is well worth a visit.  Akong did many other wonderful things with his life and is an inspiration to many.

Following the screening there will be a talk about the humanitarian works funded by the proceeds of the film.  Executive Producer, Vin Harris, will be hosting a question and answer session.  Vin is well known to many in Moffat due to his involvement with Moffat Golf Club.

The Old Well Theatre will be making a contribution to the Akong Memorial Foundation.  Tickets can be bought from Moffat TIC on the High Street.  01683 221210

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