Never Give Up| 59mins
Director: Fernanda Rivero and James Gritz | Producer: Fernanda Rivero
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: Mexico
The documentary explores the inspiration and activities of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa as he leads the annual prayer festival in Bodhgaya, India. He emphasizes that spiritual practice in meditation cushions is not enough: we also need to be active in the world, manifesting our compassionate activity every day. Includes interviews with great contemporary spiritual teachers like Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Ponlop Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche and Matthieu Ricard. It also follow the stories of people, inspired by the Buddha's teachings on compassion to work for the benefit of beings in Bodhgaya.