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The Dalai Lama's Mother
Gyalyum Chemo - The Great Mother
archival records and contemporary
A film by Rosemary Rawcliffe, Frame of Mind Films, 2009
Sunday 2 October at 6.15pm
In conjunction with ROKPA "Circle of
helping mothers and new-borns at Mowbray Maternity Hospital
Please visit ROKPA website.
(Please donate a baby blanket or clothes for 0-3 month if you can - bring to Labia).
Ticket: R75 includes a glass of wine / juice from 5.30pm
Book with Labia on 021 424 5927 or
Bonus! Internationally loved Ken Holmes, Head of Rokpa
France and Buddhist teacher, will introduce ROKPA and
also the trailer of the freshly produced film
Akong - A Remarkable Life that features Akong Rinpoche
founder of ROKPA International.
The Great Mother recounts the compelling life story of Dekyi Tsering, the mother of one of the world's leading ambassadors for peace, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. During the course of her extraordinary life, Dekyi Tsering, known by Tibetans as 'Gyalyum Chemo' or 'Great Mother,' gave birth to 16 children, only seven survived, three of whom were recognised as incarnate lamas.
The film weaves together a rich life history of anecdotal threads and personal reflections from Dekyi Tsering's children, grandchildren and friends who share the details of her long and full life. With never before seen photographs from their family collections and rare footage of Tibet, our film offers a rare glimpse into Tibet's first family and the woman who inspired them.
His Holiness talks about how his mother helped shape the man he is today and the relationship between healthy family and healthy humanity, and how it all begins with a mother’s love.
Dr. Marion Woodman (Addiction to Perfection), Alice Walker (The Color Purple), and Angeles Arrien (The Second Half of Life) link this uniquely Tibetan story to a much broader perspective of how Mother and the Great Mother archetype touches all our lives.