Words of My Perfect Teacher
Words of My Perfect Teacher (2006)

From the World Cup to the mythical mountain kingdom of Bhutan, "Words of My Perfect Teacher" follows three students on a quest they hope will lead to wisdom. The catch is the teacher,. soccer obsessed, charismatic filmmaker, and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 22, 2006
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Perhaps Patten is trying to do to us what Rinpoche does to his followers, but the film's meandering structure and intrusive narration detract from the focus on the master.

Ken Eisner

Thoughtful, surprisingly fast-moving docu overcomes contextual messiness to provide a memorably quirky look at Dzonghsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

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Beverly Berning

Much like Rinpoche has let go of what others expect a Buddhist leader to be like, Patten's documentary is her own way of letting go of what others expect a documentary about Buddhism to be like.

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