The film "Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World" is both a portrait of the Tibetan Buddhist master Sogyal Rinpoche and a work which offers fundamental insights into the essence of Buddhist teaching. To the Western world, Sogyal Rinpoche is known as the author of "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying", originally published in 1992 and considered a spiritual classic today. The film presents the essence of his teachings in clearly structured chapters – with his catchy sense of humour always shining through. John Cleese, the brilliant actor best known for "Monty Python", also contributes to astonishing insights: be it about the nature of Buddhism or death.
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After completing a course of studies in classical music at the end of the 1970s,
Jens Fischer was a co-founder of Tri Atma, a German-Indian formation and one
of the first World Music projects in Europe. Later on he shared the stage with
such bands and artists as Inga Rumpf, Georgie Red and Falco. He accompanied Eberhard
Schoener, a composer and conductor, at his Satellite Concerts and multimedia
events which took him to Tokyo, Bali and Sydney. While en route he played together
with Australian Aborigines and a Balinese gamelan orchestra. Since 1990 he has
composed music for numerous television productions, documentary films and radioplays.
At the same time he has actively produced instrumental CDs for the Erdenklang
label under his own name, as well as for other recording artists. In Metavista,
his current solo programme, he combines acoustic guitar with a loop sampler and
delay effects to form a quadrophonic sound. Flowing audiophonic surfaces and
cascades of rhythmic patterns emerge in the process. Fischer uses these “waves” to
literally surf on them. Following a concert given to celebrate his birthday,
director Robert Wilson bestowed Jens Fischer with the title “the Philip
Glass of the Guitar”. In 2007, Metavista was visualised within a three-dimensional
full-dome show at the Mediendom of the Fachhochschule in Kiel, Germany.