"Buddha Wild" journeys to and provides an "affectionate glimpse" into the cultural and monastic lives of Thai and Sir Lankan missionary monks living on a remote monastry in the Western world. The film explores the basic tenets of Buddhism, celibacy, politics, the role of women in Asian society and the day to day lives of monks.
New Yorkers get their first chance to see this "fascinating" film in a special screening at Tibet House in New York on 19 March 2008.Tickets to the screening can be purchased on line at www.tibethouse.org. Anna Wilding will be in attendance for a discussion following the screening. Tibet House was founded by the Dalai Lama and Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman and holds amongst its trustees Phillip Glass, Uma Thurman and other notable New York luminaries. Executive Director of Tibet House Gandan Thurman organized the screening.
"Buddha Wild" was produced by Carpe Diem Films LLC which has unveiled a development slate that includes an international narrative feature film on a pioneering aviatrix, a black comedy on the economics of growing grapes, and a project on celebrity silk screen artist Russell Young. Many fans of the film, including monks, have asked and invited Ms. Wilding to make a follow up film on Buddhism.