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Beautiful film on a Buddhist ritual only 46 monks have completed

The Kaih?gy? is a quest to become a living Buddha through 1000 days of gruelling rituals. Ivan Olita was granted rare access to a temple near Kyoto to film The Seven Year Pilgrimage to Enlightenment. (more…)
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