Project ‘The Man of Freedom’

A four-part documentary devoted to the history of development of Diamond Way Buddhism in the West.

In 1972 Lama Ole Nydahl and his wife Hannah were officially asked by 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, the head of the Kagyu lineage, to represent his activity in the whole western world. Till now 640 centres have been created in which thousands of people practice Buddhism, until recently known only among Himalayans. The film will present the beginnings and thepresent situation of Diamond Way Buddhism in the West. The document will be mainly composed of archive materials and will be based on interviews with Lama Ole, in which he describes the beginnings and the present situation of Buddhism. It will also be a reflection onthe contemporary world.

The premiere of the first part of the movie titled “Wintertour” is planned for summer 2012.