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Post by  on Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:00 am

American director Edward A. Burger takes us on his
unforgettable journey into the hidden lives of China’s forgotten Zen
Buddhist hermit tradition.
Amongst White Clouds
is a look at the lives of zealot students, gaunt ascetics and wise
masters living in isolated hermitages dotting the peaks and valleys of
China’s Zhongnan Mountain range. The Zhongnan Mountains have been home
to recluses since the time of the Yellow Emperor, some five thousand
years ago.
Many of China’s most realized Buddhist
masters attained enlightenment in this very range! And now? It is widely
thought that this tradition was all but wiped out by the twists and
turns of history (Cultural Revolution). Amongst White Clouds shows us this is not the case.

One of only a few foreigners to have lived and studied with these hidden
sages, Burger reveals to us their tradition, their wisdom, and the
hardship and joy of their everyday lives.


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