Shortcut to Nirvana [DVD] [2003]

For over two millennia pilgrims and gurus from across the globe have been coming together every twelve years to attend the Kumbh Mela - a celebration that is widely considered to be the largest gathering of humanity on the planet. Though the Kumbh Mela has been shrouded in mystery in the eyes of western civilization, the secrets of this rapturous gathering are now revealed as cameras take a look into the very heart of the festival and speak with those in attendance about what the Kumbh Mela truly means to them. A special appearance by the Dali Lama takes viewers further than ever into this wondrous gathering while offering a glimpse of sheer ecstasy rarely experienced by western culture.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Featuring an appearance by The Dalai Lama
  • A special address by his holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Additional conversations with five spiritual teachers at the Kumbh Mela
  • Interview with the filmmakers, with behind-the-scenes footage
  • Mela Slide show gallery
  • Four years later, western pilgrims reflect on their experiences
  • Theatrical trailer
  • English closed captioning
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Soundtrack
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Shortcut to Nirvana
For over two millennia pilgrims and gurus from across the globe have been coming together every twelve years to attend the Kumbh Mela - a celebration that is widely considered to be the largest gathering of humanity on the planet. Though the Kumbh Mela has been shrouded in mystery in the eyes of western civilization, the secrets of this rapturous gathering are now revealed as cameras take a look into the very heart of the festival and speak with those in attendance about what the Kumbh Mela truly means to them. A special appearance by the Dali Lama takes viewers further than ever into this wondrous gathering while offering a glimpse of sheer ecstasy rarely experienced by western culture. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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