Archive for December, 2009

Thoughts from Za Choeje Rinpoche on Duality from: “Unity and Duality: When Angel and Demon are one.” Panel Discussion with Niki Caro, Joan Scheckel and ZaChoeje Rinpoche on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 at the Rialto Newmarket, Auckland, NZ

Thoughts from Za Choeje Rinpoche on Duality

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A message from Jane Mason who attended the Vintner’s Luck special Rialto screening and Q & A on Saturday night.

What an inspiring evening! Questions were quite different from a Q and A I’d attended previously – more thoughtful, more probing. And as the audience settled in post the 10min mark, more open and honest. The Panelists were equally honest and generous. An experience that enhanced an already meaningful film for me. Thank you all involved!

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• A Good Performance all round
A perfect balance of mystique, incredible scenery, fairy tale and a dash of authentic realism of how life may have been.
This film requires concentration on all levels by the viewer.

Bravo Keisha Bravo Niki
By picnz

We ignored the critics – and often do and took off during the day to see this film yesterday. Whilst there are some scenes that we could see what some of the critics were saying, for the majority of the film we were completely swept away. One piece of advice is let this film wash over you with a good glass of red, it is stunning on screen and the international cast are a delight. The film is incredibly sensual and you will not be dissapointed
By blackwhiteandcolour

• Wonderful Vintners Luck
This film is simply stunning and we should be so proud its a NZ film. Great performance from Keisha and the other strong leads. Its looks wonderful and is a great emotional journey
By Missy

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After the December 5th screening of The Vintners Luck, the audience had an inspired reaction. Photo: L-R: Neil Cameron of the Dalai Lama Trust Visit NZ, Director Niki Caro, the Ven. Za Choeje Rinpoche, Screenwriter Joan Scheckel

The Vintner's Luck Screening responses

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We’re excited to share the audio podcast of “Unity and Duality: When Angel and Demon Are One” The Ven. Rinpoche, Director Niki Caro and Screenwriter Joan Scheckel discuss the themes of “The Vintner’s Luck”. We hope this will be the beginning of a wider dialogue with all of you. Check back soon! We hope you will post your comments and questions.

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Saturday December 5, 2009

After the screening of The Vintner’s Luck, Joan, Niki and Rinpoche opened up the discussion to the audience about the themes of the movie.

The Vintner's Luck PanelThe Vintner's Luck Panel

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December 5th, 2009.

ZaChoeje Rinpoche will have a post-screening dialogue of the Vintner’s Luck to discuss themes of Buddhism and how they relate to art as well as the film. After viewing the film, Za Choeje Rinpoche stated;

I loved it very much. I think…the film is a great metaphor about life. It teaches… about hope, acceptance and balance.

ZaChoeje Rinpoche

Rinpoche studied at the Drepung Loseling Monastery and received the Geshe Lharampa degree, equal to a doctorate in Tibetan Buddhism. After leading the Mystical Arts of Tibet cultural tour in America in 1998, he traveled to Phoenix with a group of monks, where he found himself personally drawn to the desert. He decided to settle there and began teaching. On September 10, 2001, he, together with Dharma friends and students, founded Emaho Foundation.

Official Biography of zachoeje rinpoche

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