Director: Yan Ting Yuen
Country: The Netherlands
Year: 2015

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How hard could it be to start a new Buddhist temple? Quite hard indeed, the Chinese businessman Mr. Hu discovers during this documentary, as unforeseen tensions with the sponsoring monastery in China threaten his dream of founding a temple in the Netherlands.

This film will be available to stream until midnight EST on Friday, September 3.

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Mr. Hu is a successful businessman and a second-generation Chinese immigrant seeking to start a Buddhist temple in the Netherlands. | Image courtesy  Jia Zhao

Mr. Hu tours Mount Putuo. | Image courtesy Jia Zhao

my soul drifts light upon a sea of trees

Mr. Hu and a monk tour Mount Putuo. | Image courtesy Jia Zhao

my soul drifts light upon a sea of trees

Master Xin Guang, of Mount Putuo, clashes with Mr. Hu. | Image courtesy Jia Zhao

Mr. Hu argues with representatives from Mount Putuo. | Image courtesy Jia Zhao

Mr. Hu and the Temple