Director: Yuqi Kang
Country: Nepal, China, Canada, USA
Year: 2017

Glimpse the lives of children raised in Buddhist monasteries by following five-year-old Hopakuli and his older brother Chorten, two novice monks living in Lumbini, Nepal, as they navigate homesickness and infuse the rigors of a monastic lifestyle with youthful joy and imagination.

This film will be available to stream until midnight on Friday, November 6th, 2020. 

Hopakuli | Courtesy of Yuqi Kang

my soul drifts light upon a sea of trees

Young monks play in the courtyard of Karma Samten Ling Monastery in Lumbini | Courtesy of Yuqi Kang

Hopakuli | Courtesy of Yuqi Kang

The young monks of Karma Samten Ling Monastery | Courtesy of Yuqi Kang

Hopakuli | Courtesy of Yuqi Kang