Jew in the Lotus
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In 1990, Tibet's Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama invited eight Jewish delegates to Dharamsala, India, to ask them, "What is the secret of Jewish spiritual survival in exile?"

Writer Rodger Kamenetz was there to record the historic meeting: "I'd come to Dharamsala as a skeptic. A cultural Jew, a Jew by birth. But my religion? Nervous was my religion."

Exploring one man's surprising personal journey, Laurel Chiten's documentary THE JEW IN THE LOTUS shows us how lessons of spiritual survival apply to a troubled individual as much as they do a to a troubled nation.


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