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A visually stunning, feature length, theatrical documentary on the magical Tibetan sacred art form that was developed by the Karmapas.
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    4x6" Photo of His Holiness, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa. (at left).

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    A paperback of copy of The Heart is Noble; Changing the World from the Inside Out, by H.H. the Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. “The Heart Is Noble is the ultimate text for social transformation in our times. Here’s a spiritual leader talking about how the current food system creates hunger, how our view of the earth as dead matter creates the ecological crisis, and how the idea of gender identities and other cultural identities being fixed is at the root of so much violence.”—Vandana Shiva, scientist and ecofeminist

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    A DVD of The Oracle. David Cherniack filmed this documentary with permission from the Dalai Lama that has never been granted before or since. With exclusive scenes shot during His Holiness' private trance with the State Oracles.

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    A DVD of Dharma Rising David Cherniack's two hour mini-series on how Buddhism is adapting to its encounter with the West and modernity. Seen through the eyes of more than two dozen of the first generation of Western-born Dharma teachers.

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    A personal HD digital download of Thongdrol: Liberation Through Seeing when the film is in distribution.

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    A signed paperback of The Heart is Noble; Changing the World from the Inside Out, signed by the author, H.H. the Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje.
    “The Heart Is Noble is the ultimate text for social transformation in our times. Here’s a spiritual leader talking about how the current food system creates hunger, how our view of the earth as dead matter creates the ecological crisis, and how the idea of gender identities and other cultural identities being fixed is at the root of so much violence.”—Vandana Shiva, scientist and ecofeminist

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    A personal HD digital download of Thongdrol: Liberation Through Seeing when the film is in distribution. Plus a poster signed by the director.

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    An 55x29 cm art print suitable for framing of the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya. This is a unique aerial view with the river in the background that the Buddha forded on his way to the Bodhi tree. The aerials in the preview were shot by a Red Dragon camera at 6144 by 3160 pixels - 9 times the number of pixels in a standard HD video camera. The color work is by Thomas Yeshe Dalarud. See it at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/90qkfdxr1u8xhmb/AAAQatbzwS6I7ZqAhL1C1Npaa?dl=0 or click on the picture of it below.

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    A limited edition DVD or Blu-ray of the finished film signed by David Cherniack and delivered to you by registered express post.

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    A business consultation with Trisha Lotzer, JD. Trisha is a project/business consultant for the film and a business attorney at the Lotzer Law Group, PC, the founder of Yogattorneys and CEO of Ideal Transitions, Inc, an international business consulting firm. One (30) minute business start-up, nonprofit or project consulting session by phone with Trisha.

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    A 40 minute Skype session with the director about this film or any of his previous works. His filmography: http://allinonefilms.com/html_pages/filmog.htm or click on the picture of him with His Holiness the Dalai Lama below.

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    A 40 minute Skype session with executive producer Terris Temple about this film and Karma Gadri thangka art.

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    A gorgeous art photography print (70 by 50 cm) of a photo by thangka artist and photographer Thomas Yeshe Dalarud. Select your print from any of the ones at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mrhfyih5xiwb8bx/AAAmL62XanyIZsjcadN9kuDBa or click on the picture below.

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    A 40 cm wide (various heights) cloth print of a painting by Terris Temple with calligraphy by His Holiness, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa. Please see the choices available at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1sygkeur9r1f8qh/AACQ-RvXgw7ELSYBjjBOIWR3a?dl=0 or click on the picture below.

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    A 40x50 cm cloth print of a appliqué thangka by Leslie Nguyen Temple Please see the choices available at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hm94qdfh0ojkn97/AADPVNGdlXipwlxbKXJvaYtda?dl=0 or click on the picture below.

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    Dinner for two people with the director in Toronto at one of the city's finest restaurants. Your pick from his short list. Date to be determined from mutual availablity.

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    For two people. Attend a day's teaching by Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa in Delhi and attend a small group audience with him on the day. All travel, hotel, and food costs not included. Date to be determined.

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    Your chance to have input into the editing of the film. Download a next-to-final cut and submit your notes to the director for him to consider and discuss his reasons for accepting or rejecting them. You will get a special mention in the tail credits.

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    Business consulting, yoga and wellness retreat. Includes up to four hours of personalized business or project consulting with Trisha Lotzer, JD, airport transfers from/from Tucson International Airport, all resort amenities including yoga, gourmet healthy cuisine, use of spa facilities and three day/two nights luxury accommodations for one or two people at Miraval Resort. Resort policies apply and travel dates subject to
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    Be an executive producer of the film. Get a co-executive producer credit and have input into the editing of the film. Download a next-to-final cut and submit your notes to the director for him to consider and discuss his reasons for accepting or rejecting them.

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    An original, signed, brush and ink drawing - it may be a calligraphy - especially created by Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa. This is the reward referred to in Update 9.

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    A paperback of copy of The Heart is Noble; Changing the World from the Inside Out, signed by the author, H.H. the Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. “The Heart Is Noble is the ultimate text for social transformation in our times. Here’s a spiritual leader talking about how the current food system creates hunger, how our view of the earth as dead matter creates the ecological crisis, and how the idea of gender identities and other cultural identities being fixed is at the root of so much violence.”—Vandana Shiva, scientist and ecofeminist

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    A Blu-ray of RETREAT, a feature length cinema-verité film that follows thirty-five Westerners as they attempt an intense, eight-week, silent, meditation retreat in Thailand led by B. Alan Wallace. The film follows the retreat from start to finish. We see the joy and the difficulties experienced by four of the retreatants through their video diaries. When one retreatant has a sustained psychotic episode things threaten to come apart. Afterward they come together in surprising and touching ways.

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    Custom Logo development and design from our graphic designer and established artist; Rawe Awenasty.

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    An original brush and ink drawing especially created by Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa. It will be signed.

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