Host a Special Screening
of "Dalai Lama Renaissance"
(or "DLR Vol. 2: A
Revolution of Ideas"):
The London, England premiere screening of "Dalai Lama Renaissance"
at the historic Central Hall, Westminster - London. Because of
audience demand, the festival scheduled a second screening of the
How you can host a Special Screening of:
|"Dalai Lama Renaissance"
||"Dalai Lama Renaissance Vol
2: A Revolution of Ideas
"Dalai Lama Renaissance" has screened in front of sold out
film festival audiences throughout the world, has received many positive
reviews, has won numerous awards at international film festivals, and and
has touched, impacted and inspired many thousands of people.
It was very successful in theaters, screening in over 100
cities in the U.S., as well as in cinemas around the world.
We would like to
provide the opportunity for organizations to schedule a Special Screenings of "Dalai Lama Renaissance"
(or "DLR Vol. 2: A Revolution of Ideas") for their community.
Our main intention and goal in producing "Dalai Lama
Renaissance" was to inspire and positively impact as many
audiences as possible, and to serve the Highest and Greatest Good.
Making "Dalai Lama Renaissance" available to as many audiences as
possible is important so that the film fulfills its purpose of
serving the Highest Good of others.
** We understand that some centers may not
have projection equipment to project the film, or a large hall. We
recommend that centers rent a video projector (which are not costly to
rent), and screen the film in the room that they have available. For
smaller centers and organizations, please email us about the possibility
of screening "Dalai Lama Renaissance" with the equipment (and space) that
your center has available to you. We would like to do our very best to
accommodate every center that wants to screen "Dalai Lama Renaissance" for
its audiences. Our goal is to do everything we can to enable as many
people as possible to see "Dalai Lama Renaissance," which many audiences
have described as a film that has deeply impacted their lives. Please
email us concerning your special circumstances, and we will do our best to
work with you to enable you to screen the film.
organizations are saying about their screenings of "Dalai Lama Renaissance":
We had a wonderful event; everyone loved the film and the dialogue after was very rich. Thanks for creating such a beautiful and thought-provoking film.
Community Film Series
San Francisco, CA
Those who attended were impressed and 5 said they'd like to buy dvds
when they come out...
There was an excitement in the air as people left, though, as if something that had seemed out of reach was not so far after all.
The film was a big success, all loved it!
New Thought Spritual Center
Thank for for making
We hosted our screening of the "Dalai Lama Renaissance" this past Monday
and had a wonderful turnout. What a beautiful film! We all really enjoyed
We would love to show it again, but I just wanted to check in and see
what, if any the deadline is.
Thanks again. I look forward to
hearing from you.
New Orleans, LA
Exciting conversation and discussion of the film went late and was thought provoking and inspiring. Thank you for making a film that is both a gift and service.
Your generosity has been awesome and everyone at the monastery is grateful.
Good luck with it, and we wish you every success in the months ahead.
Mount Tremper, NY
Dear Khashyar, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and all involved in this film,
The three showings of the "Dalai Lama Renaissance" in Loveland, Colorado was a true success. I believe that the seed that has been planted is growing amazingly. We do not know the numbers yet as of this morning who attended, but feel that the showings were very successful. Many attendees thanked us for hosting the showings and asked how they may host a showing. We sent them to your website for more information.
We humbly request that you create a banner link as we also had many people interested in purchasing the DVD when it comes out.
This was a powerful experience that left me personally inspired to keep up the good work we are doing at Monk Yoga giving by people a tool to find inner-peace and happiness. As the "synthesis" groups found that compassion is a more difficult art than it seems, so too have I had difficulty in trying to be a yogi, while running a business in the "real" world. I have struggled with whether or not I am capable to persevere, especially with our economy in trouble. I am committed, now more than ever, to being the change. I was reassured that following my favorite quote by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, "Happiness is a Birthright," that I am doing good work. I have much hope that the people who attended this film will feel the way I feel and be the change also. My spirituality has been defined by knowing my own inner-peace includes service to humanity.
My deep gratitude to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, to you and your film team and all who participated in the making of this film. Thank you for such a wonderful tool in showing my community and the world that we can solve the worlds problems with compassion.
As you may know we are donating 1/3 of our profit from the film to helping homeless families with children in Loveland. We also set out a donation box which was filled during our three showings. Thank you very much for this gift.
Please let us know if we can be of service to you again.
May you have peace, happiness and loving kindness.
here to read what AUDIENCES have said after seeing "Dalai
One thousand people attended the "Dalai Lama Renaissance" opening night
screening at the Frozen River Film Festival in Minnesota, where "Dalai
Lama Renaissance" had two sold out screenings, and won the festival's
"People's Choice Award."
Hosting a Screening:
Here is how you can host a Sneak Preview
Screening of "Dalai Lama Renaissance" in your theater or for
1) Decide which film that you would like to screen,
either the original "Dalai Lama Renaissance" Documentary Film
(narrated by Harrison Ford), or the second DVD in the series,
"Dalai Lama Renaissance Vol. 2: A Revolution of Ideas." (In some
cases, you may be able to screen both films for the same
Many Audiences have found it powerful to first
screen the "DLR" Documentary Film first (Vol. 1), and then
afterwards, or on a different date, to screen "DLR Vol. 2," with
group discussions after each screening. We highly recommend
|Choose the film that
you would like to screen:
award-winning documentary film narrated by Harrison
Ford. Go on this personal journey to transform
yourself and the world. Winner of 12 awards, and
screened to sold-out audiences in cinemas around the
world. Includes 105 minutes of Special Features.
Explore deeper with Volume 2 of "Dalai Lama
Renaissance." What is it like meeting the Dalai Lama
and speaking with him in a small room about his
ideas about facing the challenges of our time?
Eavesdrop on this intimate conversation between
great minds in their quest for a better world.
*Please be aware that "DLR" Vol.1 is a feature
length award-winning documentary film (narrated by Harrison
Ford), and "DLR" Vol. 2 is an in-depth experience of the
profound dialog between the Dalai Lama and these innovative
thinkers like Michael Beckwith (from "The Secret"), Fred Alan
Wolf ("The Secret" and "What the Bleep Do We Know"), Amit
Goswami ("What the Bleep Do We Know" and the "Quantum
Activist"), Jean Houston, Thom Hartmann and others.
2) Decide and choose what date(s) that you would like to
hold one or more screenings of "Dalai Lama Renaissance." You may
browse other Sneak Preview Screenings that have already been scheduled,
( www.dalailamafilm.com/screenings.html#Screening )
3) Read and fill out the screening form below.
4) So that the screening of "Dalai Lama Renaissance" serves
the Greatest Good, and is a benefit to audiences, your organization and Wakan Films
(in helping us pay back our expenses in producing the film and to
helpus produce more films in the future), we believe in equally sharing the ticket revenue from
screenings of "Dalai Lama Renaissance" with the hosting organization and Wakan Films. This is a similar model as other "spiritual cinema
screenings" used with other spiritual films.
5) The Sneak Preview screening fee is a minimum of $150 USD. We ask that you charge
$10 USD per ticket sold to the screenings (and $15-$20 per ticket per
screening if Director Khashyar Darvich is present for a personal
appearance and Q&A), and so $150 covers half of the
total ticket sales of 30
people who can watch the film at your Sneak Preview Event. We ask that you
pay the $150 minimum to reserve a date for your screening(s). One
screening deposit covers multiple screenings of one or more films. You can pay
this amount by check, money order, or credit card. *(So that every
organization will be able to share "Dalai Lama Renaissance" with
their community, we are committed to work within the budget of all
organizations in determining a screening deposit, so please
contact us if you would like to screen the film, cannot afford the
$150 screening deposit, and would like to request a lower
6) To pay the $150 screening deposit fee (so that your
screening date(s) will be reserved for one or more of the films), you may pay by credit or debit card, or
contact us by email for directions as to where you can send a check or
money order. Once you have filled out and sent the screening form below,
you will be taken to the webpage where you can make your $150 screening
If I purchase the "Dalai Lama Renaissance" DVD,
then don't we have the right to screen it for our church,
group or audience without asking permission to do so?
We are not a big film studio, we are an
independent film company that has made a deep personal
commitment to create films that inspire audiences and serve
Humanity and the Greatest Good.
Because we felt that
"Dalai Lama Renaissance" was important to produce and share
with audiences, we spent our own funds (even taking out
loans) to produce the film.
Screenings help us share
the film with audiences, as well as to help pay back to
expenses we incurred to create the film, and allow us to
create other inspiring, life-affirming films in the future.
Purchasing a DVD (otherwise known as "home video") gives an individual the right to
view the DVD privately in their home. But screening a DVD or
film for a group or in public involves receiving a different
permission from the filmmaker to do so. Many people do not
realize that it is against the law (a violation of copyright
law) to screen a film in public or for a group with the
For more information
regarding this, you may read more here:
We just want to do what is fair and serves everyone's Highest Good.
Copyright law helps protect the rights of artists whose work is to
create art that (in our case) has the intention of inspiring
audiences and serving Humanity and the Greatest Good.
Please feel free to email us if you have any questions
regarding this or any other question.
7) One week before your screening, we will send you two
DVDs of "Dalai Lama Renaissance." You can download promotional materials
from the www.DalaiLamaFilm.com
website. We will email you the link to the materials once a screening has
8) Please feel free to contact your local newspapers and
press to help promote your screening. To help you promote your screening,
the filmmakers of "Dalai Lama Renaissance" will be available for
interviews with the press in your city or community. We ask that you make
the first contact with the press in your community, and then have them
contact us for an interview.
9) Your $150 deposit covers half of Wakan Film's share of
the first 30 tickets that you sell for your event. For each $10* ticket that you sell above
30 tickets, the
ticket price sold is split evenly between Wakan Films and your
organization. For example, if you sell 200 tickets to your screening (for
a total ticket sales of $2,000), your organization would keep half of that
amount ($1,000), and then you would send the other half (minus your $150
deposit) to Wakan Films, which would equal $850.
*($15-$20 per ticket per screening if Director Khashyar Darvich is
present for a personal appearance and Q&A)
10) 7 days after your screening, please send back the two
DVDs, as well as make the payment to Wakan Films from your ticket sales.
11) Also, we would like to help your organization fundraise
by offering the DVD of "Dalai Lama Renaissance" to your
audiences after your screening. Audiences have shown great
interest in purchasing the "Dalai Lama Renaissance" DVD after
screenings, to watch again and to share their experience with
friends. You may purchase wholesale copies of the DVD (Please see:
http://dalailamafilm.com/wholesale-dvd-purchase ), or may
become an affiliate partner and receive a commission of each DVD
purchased by your members (please see:
12) Producer-Director Khashyar Darvich has conducted many Q&As
with audiences after screenings of "Dalai Lama Renaissance"
around the world. His appearance at screenings brings more press
coverage for your screening, as well as offers a special
experience for your audience whereby audience members may ask
Khashyar his experience with the Dalai Lama, and the process of
making the film. Please email us if you are interested.
12) If you have any questions, please email us at:
Producer-Director Khashyar Darvich answers questions from the
audience after an 800-seat sold out show of "Dalai Lama Renaissance"
at the Boulder International Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado.
"Dalai Lama Renaissance" was the only film in the history of the
festival that received a second screening.
Please fill out this Screening Hosting Form and Agreement.
Once we have received the form, we will contact you about scheduling your
The second sold out screening of "Dalai Lama
Renaissance" at the Frozen River Film Festival in Minnesota.
* PROFITS FROM "DALAI LAMA
RENAISSANCE" WILL SUPPORT THE PRESERVATION OF TIBETAN CULTURE
We are deeply concerned about
the troubling situation in Tibet, which is a result of the deep
frustration, unhappiness and desperation of the Tibetan People,
fundamentally caused by the Chinese government systematically
importing millions of Chinese immigrants into Tibet, and
implementing laws and policies that minimize and repress Tibetan
language, arts and culture in favor of implementing Chinese
language and culture. The Chinese Government's intention is to
overwhelm Tibetan culture in Tibet with Chinese culture. We agree
with the Dalai Lama that these Chinese Government policies amount
to a Cultural Genocide of the Tibetan People and culture.
We know that people want a way
to help and do something positive for the Tibetan People and
Culture. We want to take positive steps to compassionately
counteract the genocide of Tibetan culture in Tibet. The
filmmakers of "Dalai Lama Renaissance" want to do our part in
taking positive steps to help preserve and save Tibetan Culture,
arts, and Tibetan Buddhism, all of which have benefited and
enriched the world.
Thirty-three percent (33%) of all of the net profits from "Dalai Lama Renaissance" will be given to the Tibetan
organization of the Dalai Lama's choice, such as two Tibetan
organizations that were established by the Dalai Lama to help
preserve Tibetan arts and culture: 1) the Norbulingka Institute (
), and 2) the Tibetan Institute for
Performing Arts (TIPA) (
). "Dalai Lama Renaissance" was filmed
at the Norbulingka Institute, and includes dance and music from the
Tibetan Institute for Performing Arts, and it feels special to us
that we can give back to help support the Dalai Lama and Tibetan
culture and show our support.
By screening "Dalai Lama
Renaissance" for your community, not only will you be able to
watch and share a film with your friends that has inspired and
moved audiences around the world, but you will also be helping to
preserve Tibetan Arts and culture, which is being assaulted by
Chinese Government policies.
We want your screening of "Dalai
Lama Renaissance" to help and support everyone: 1) Helping to
preserve and support Tibetan Arts and Culture, 2) By enabling
audiences to see and experience an inspiring and powerful film
that has moved people around the world 3) by allowing
organizations and Spiritual Centers to financially support their
positive work by receiving half of the ticket proceeds, and 4) by
helping Wakan Films with the costs of distributing "Dalai Lama
Renaissance" to theatrical audiences throughout the world.
Audiences say about about
"Dalai Lama Renaissance":
Saw the film this last
weekend in Portland, OR and LOVED it! Please let me know
when it will be available for sale on DVD.
Thank you for the lovely work
you are creating. We need more of these types of films!
I saw the film two
days ago and it was amazing. I would love to own it and have
the chance to show it to others.
Thank for for making
Fort Lauderdale, FL
saw the film at the Rafael Theatre, California Film
Institute in San Rafael, California.
The film is so heart warming and heart opening, it
gave me the sense of being right there in the presence of
His Holiness. In many ways, it is a healing film. You
succeeded in creating an experience of being with the Dalai
Lama, himself, which itself is healing and
and a meaningful contribution. I have a hunch that
,if people were hooked up to a brain imaging
or biofeedback device, you
would actually see physical changes in most viewers.
would love to have participated in your filmmaking journey
are right on target with this one.
All the best to you,
I want to share my gratitude
(profound experience), in seeing the movie Dalai Lama
Renaissance, showing at the Hollywood Theater in Portland...
It touched me at my Core Self, in a
very beautiful way...
I plan to go again next weekend!
It was lovely meeting you, and seeing
your film. Last night, the film moved me so much.
The simplicity and brilliance of capturing the essence of
the heart message is so important in reconnecting as a
global family, and more than anyone or any film I have seen
of late, YOU DID IT. The problem presently, is material and
spiritual glamour. This movie gets to the heart of what is
Thank you so much
for doing this film. It will change planetary consciousness
Mount Shasta, CA
saw Dalai Lama Renaissance at the Frozen River Film Festival
in Winona, MN. The film was intensely moving, thought
provoking, and filled with the surprisingly pure humanity
and humor of the Dalai Lama. It was a bright spot in my day
and a reminder to be a kinder me. Thank you!
I saw this film in California
it was really amazing, good job! =)
I would like to
purchase a DVD of Dalai Lama Renaissance.
On Friday night, May 30th in Greensboro, NC I went to a
pre-screening of the film. It was wonderful. Congratulations
on a job well done.
I want a copy of my
own so that I can hear the Dalai Lama laugh whenever I want!
I saw the film at Delhi's
Tibetan Film Festival and immediately began spreading the
news of it to all my friends. Please let me know when the
DVD is available for purchase.
New Delhi, India
Last Sunday, my
friend Annie and I (David) had the honor of watching your
film, the Dalai Lama Renaissance. It was emotional for both
of us to listen to the simple and yet, so profound, words of
the Dalai Lama.
After the movie was completed, we
had the honor of meeting Khashyar Darvich. Within a few
minutes of our conversation, it was very clear to both of us
what a huge heart he has, and like the Dalai Lama, he moved
Please share these words with him -
thank you Khashyar - for bringing the worlds of the Dalai
Lama to us, and for sharing your own words with us - it kept
us talking about the movie and about our encounter for the
rest of the evening.
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
I would like to order two (2)
copies of the DVD Dalai Lama Renaissance.
I saw the film
yesterday in Hilo, Hawai'i. It was a beautifully put
together documentary and I was very moved by the Dalai
Lama's teaching. I commend Mr. Khashyar Darvich also and
thank him for bringing it to us.
saw the film in Chicago tonight, and it touched my heart.
I'd like to purchase at least a couple (or more!) for
friends and myself. Please let me know when its copies
just saw the film. Bravo.
Before the film we (a group of women) were discussing what
type of conversation we would like to have with Obama, if we
happened to be having tea with him. We were discussing what
we can do to support the direction of this country, this
Then we saw the film. We all thought - Obama
would find this film inspirational, encouraging, and
Thank you... it's a
great movie, a great message and very well put together. I
can't imagine what it was like to find the best footage out
of 140 hours; you did a magnificent job of getting to the
point and delivering the Dalai Lama's message.
was a great pleasure for myself and my boyfriend to meet and
speak with you at the 6:00 showing of "Dalai Lama
Renaissance" last Friday. We heard through the grapevine
that The Valley Art Theater in Tempe, AZ is going to
continue showing your movie this coming week, and we offer
our congratulations! We take great delight in spreading the
word about the positive messages of your film.
Essentially, your film is a doorway for which to bring
healing to All, and that is something we are very much about
Khashyar, we hope that many people watch your film to expand
their awareness of themselves, so living from the heart
comes naturally to us once again...and ultimately bring
peace and harmony to our world!
With our best wishes to you and continued success with your
loved the film. Will you be selling the soundtrack? It was
so beautiful! As a yoga instructor I would love to have this
soundtrack for teaching.
San Rafael, CA
We so enjoyed the abundant feast you
presented ... facets of the very precious Cosmic Heart of
Love and Compassion manifesting as the Dalai Lama! THANK
What a marvelous presentation you and
your colleagues created for the world! It will definitely
touch, inspire, and encourage many to transform themselves
more greatly into their higher immortal blueprints. This we
must all each do for ourselves, individually...
With love and
support for your Soul's heart-felt expressions, and your
powerful determination to serve the greater good,
May Spirit Bless You.
M. and J.
I really loved your
movie and the Dalai Lama! ? You did contribute to the
collective effort for a better Humanity!
Let us keep in touch
in Love and Light! May our paths meet again!