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The Great 14th
The Great 14th

Sat, Jun 01


San Juan Community Theatre

The Great 14th

Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama In His Own Words

Time & Location

Jun 01, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

San Juan Community Theatre, 100 2nd St N, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA

About the event

SCREENING SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2024, 7 PM PDT at the San Juan Community Theatre

Followed by an in-person Q&A with Director Rosemary Rawcliffe moderated by Kathleen Quinlan.

If you are in the Pacific Northwest, don't miss this Special Spotlight Event on the big screen!


How does one capture the essence of one of the most legendary lives of our time? A boundless and heroic life filled with extraordinary loss, resilience, and achievement—and a man whose philosophy of kindness continues to inspire millions of people around the world, regardless of faith or political persuasion? In this profound and inspiring portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama, the answer is: In his own words. Through intimate conversations and previously unreleased archival footage and images, the Dalai Lama reveals his story and his experience of the personal, political, spiritual, and historical events that shaped his life. The Great 14th offers an extraordinary, unprecedented insight into the complexities of his life—from past lives of the 5th and 13th Dalai Lamas to his current life as the spiritual and former political leader of Tibet and as a tireless Nobel Peace Laureate. This is a story—and a film—for the ages, revealing the soul of the simple monk who aspires every day to walk the enlightened path of the Bodhisattva.


Friday Harbor Film Festival, San Juan Islands of Art (SJIMA), photokunst, and Frame of Mind Films

in conjunction with the Shades of Compassion Traveling Exhibition currently on view at SJIMA through June 3, 2024.

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