Director: Nizan Lotem
Country: Israel, France
Year: 2018

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Serving as an Israeli military medic in the 1973 war, Jonathan Katzenelson experienced life’s impermanence, leading him to reject the conventional life his father wanted for him and ordain as a Tibetan Buddhist monk. For years, he’d lived a double life—dentist in the day, monk in the evening—until his father’s death freed him to live at a monastery, where he could finally fit in.

my soul drifts light upon a sea of trees

Photos courtesy of Nizan Lotem.

Photos courtesy of Nizan Lotem.

Photos courtesy of Nizan Lotem.

Photos courtesy of Nizan Lotem.

Photos courtesy of Nizan Lotem.

Photos courtesy of Nizan Lotem.

Photos courtesy of Nizan Lotem.

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