Happy 85th, The Dalai Lama!

(Photo: The Dalai Lama working in a neuroscience laboratory, courtesy PeaceJam)

The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, turns 85 today. But if that’s all you know about him, get ready to meet The Dalai Lama – Scientist! In honor of his birthday, this 90-minute bio doc, which premiered last year for $3.99, is streaming free on Vimeo through Tuesday, June 14.

Also, tonight at 8:30 pm ET, you can access a free screening of Infinite Potential, a new documentary about David Bohm (1917-1992), a physicist who inspired The Dalai Lama. To see the film, go to InifinitePotential.com. A panel discussion and Q&A with director Paul Howard and others will follow the screening. If you can’t make it at the scheduled time, enter your email address at the above URL and they’ll send a link to watch the film at your convenience.

To see The Dalai Lama – Scientist, visit vimeo.com/ondemand/thedalailamascientist and use code FREE85TH.

The Dalai Lama – Scientist posits that the world has changed as a result of the 85-year-old’s teachings in such fields as cosmology, quantum physics, cognitive science, neuroscience, molecular biology, epigenetics…and the nature of consciousness itself.

The film features insights from the Dalai Lama himself, plus interviews with such scientists as Nobel Prize winners Steven Chu and Yuan T. Lee.

Dalai Lama: Scientist was produced by the PeaceJam Foundation, whose 14 Nobel Peace Peace Prize-winning members include the Dalai Lama and five others who have previously been subjects of films in PeaceJam’s “Nobel Legacy Film Series”: Bishop Desmond Tutu (Children of the Light), Betty Williams (Contagious Courage), Oscar Arius (Without a Shot Fired), Rigoberta Menchú (Daughter of the Maya) and Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (Rivers of Hope). For info on how to stream those films — via free services, subscription services or rentals — visit peacejam.org/films.

(The above is an updated version of a previously published article)

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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