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Victress Hitchcock

Narrated by Richard Gere

Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet tells the story of 3000 nuns living in the remote nomadic region of Nangchen in Eastern Tibet who practice an ancient yogic tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Despite near extinction during the destruction of the Cultural Revolution, these remarkable spiritual practitioners have emerged to rebuild their monasteries by hand — stone by stone. Now, their tradition of wisdom and compassion is once again vital and growing.


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In the summer of 2005, renowned Buddhist teacher, Tsoknyi Rinpoche III, accompanied by a handful of western students, traveled to the Nangchen region in Eastern Tibet.

The purpose of the trip was to meet the Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns – 3000 remarkable women who live and practice an ancient yogic tradition in nunneries and hermitages scattered across this remote, mountainous region.

BLESSINGS: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet tells the story of this extraordinary journey.

Narrated by Richard Gere, the video explores the roots of the nuns’ wisdom and compassion and shows how we, as ordinary human beings seeking happiness in a modern world, can find that same thread of sanity and inner strength in the everyday confusion of our lives.

The film inspires all of us…women and men…to open ourselves to the blessings of a full and authentic life.



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Meet the Author

Victress Hitchcock

Victress Hitchcock has been directing award winning documentary and educational films for 35 years. She has been studying and practicing Buddhism for the same length of time. She graduated from the London Film School and is a recipient of a Creative Fellowship in Media from the Colorado Council on the Arts.

Her documentary films include What Can I Tell You, Song of the Open Road , Children of Wind River and Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet. She wrote and directed Grandfather Sky, a short dramatic film for Native American Public Broadcasting. Her educational films include Nicholas and the Baby and numerous violence and drug prevention programs for Discovery Education.