The Buddha Path Hostel

Dissatisfied with the frustrations of urban life, Maya escapes to the Himalayas in the hopes of finding peace of mind. Instead, she falls prey to an elaborate catfishing scam and endures heartbreak in the departure of a flighty lover. However, an irreverent monk guides Maya to discover the gems of wisdom hidden within her adversities. Will Maya choose to remain a victim to her circumstances or let go of the conditions that lead to her unhappiness?

The purpose of this film is to communicate Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s teachings of the Four Seals in Buddhism in a manner that is relatable to students of Buddhism, new and old. All participants are members of the Deer Park Sangha and come with varying abilities of film crew experience, right from beginner to professional. The funds for this film have been sourced from volunteers and other Sangha members.

  • David Stevens
  • David Stevens
  • Sankalp Rawal
  • Deer Park Institute
  • Sheetal Agarwal
    Key Cast
  • Monk Karma Jinpa
    Key Cast
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    34 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2021
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    1,000 USD
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    English, Hindi, Tibetan
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Director Biography - David Stevens

David Stevens works in both the United States and India on a regular basis? His childhood was spent roaming the streets of Hong Kong and the western plains of Oklahoma. His unique and inimitable talents have enabled him to casually stroll between worlds like a fantastical mystical being living in the ether rather than bound to the physical forces of nature.

Was in-charge of Sound for Khyentse Norbu Rinpoches film's - Hema Hema and Vara. I've also worked on Indian show's such as the Family Man on Amazon Prime.

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Director Statement

This is my light hearted take to show the beauty of Buddha's teachings as explained by Khyentse Rinpoche such as the four noble truths, kinds of suffering and the four Seals of Buddhism. Presenting them all in a light hearted entertaining way. Hoping the viewers will remember them for life.