CHINESE SERSHÜL MONASTERY


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Description 

Home to 1300 monks, Sershül Monastery is the largest Gelug monastery in Kham, and the religious center of Dzachukha County—the highest, largest, poorest, coldest, and most remote county in Sichuan Province. Sershül was established in 1760. Many of the buildings were destroyed during the Cultural Revolution, but have since been rebuilt. It is home to numerous important relics, including a tooth belonging to Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelug Order.

The films below were created in September 2007, as part of a collaboration between Sershül Monastery's resident videographers and facilitators from the Kham Film Project. The participants filmed an overview of Sershül Monastery, depicting its history and important landmarks. The resulting short film was edited by project facilitator Tsering Perlo, with input from Lynn True and Nelson Walker.

Made possible with the collaboration of Sershül Triwa Rinpoche and generous support from The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation


Videos

  • Sershül Monastery

Credits & Thanks

Participant Filmmakers
Chönyi
Sönam Tsering
Chimé Dorjé
Sönam Drakpa

Facilitators
Rikpé Dorjé
Nelson Walker III
Philip Maysles
Tsering Perlo

Editor
Tsering Perlo

Subtitles/Translation
Tsering Perlo
Jann Ronis
Chelsea Hall
William McGrath

Series Producers
Lynn True
Nelson Walker III

Special Thanks
Triwa Rinpoche
David Germano
Cecil Matthai Esquivel-Obregón
University of Virginia
Columbia University


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More Info

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