Art and Wisdom

danielle Saturday

Saturday October 1st
Cinema 2
6 min
USA 2016

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche is a well known and highly respected meditation teacher. He began painting under the guidance of the French abstract expressionist painter Yahne Le Toumelin. In this short film he demonstrates his painting technique, playing on canvas with a mixture of turpentine and oil paints. Discussing the freedom aspect in creativity, he creates, destroys, then re-creates. DKR: “The role of the artist is to stop creating and allow experience to unfold in a natural way”.

Produced, directed and edited by Laura Weiss
With: Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
Co-producers: Christopher Dodge and Sarah Poppitz
Camera, sound:  Sarah Poppitz, Barry Weiss and Christopher Dodge
Editing and consultation: Michael Velasco