The Buddha Wallah. A 90 minute documentary issued 2011. International travels of Christopher. Now freely available on Vimeo

The Buddha Walllah* is a 90-minute documentary following the international journeys of Christopher Titmuss between 2008 and 2010.

The documentary includes Totnes, England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Palestine, Myanmar and Thailand,

There are extracts from his teachings/inquiry/dialogue on retreats, pilgrimages and workshops. The film includes responses to his work from Nshorna (his daughter), Sonya (a former partner), and time with his grandchildren.

Distributed in 2011, the documentary shows his work in areas of conflict and his efforts towards reconciliation.

Christopher, a former Buddhist monk, visits his former monastery in Thailand to pay respect to his dying teacher, Venerable Ajahn Dhammadharo. He also visits the cave on an island off the coast of southern Thailand, where he spent nine months in 1973.

The film was made available primarily for international distribution for television, edited to 60 minutes.

Christopher advocates love of aloneness and deep friendship with people, animals and the environment. He emphasises mindfulness, meditation, service and wisdom as important contributions for a fulfilled and liberated way of life.

Zinnoberfilm, a leading documentary filmmaker in Germany, filmed more than 100 hours of his travels over a two year period.
Director: Georg Maas and Dieter Zeppenfeld
www.zinnoberfilm.de
Duration: 90 min, plus four extra clips

Thank you to Kali Franciska von Koch in Sweden who encouraged Dieter to make the documentary.

*Wallah is a Hindi word meaning ‘worker,’ such as chai wallah.



  • A friend told me The Buddha Wallah was freely available after eight years since it became available. I put the link on the blog. Within two or three days, the documentary required a password.
    I have no idea who controls the release and how to get hold of a password. The corporate world often shows little regard for values, such as sharing, giving and supporting. It has a primary value – numbers of $. I am not sure if it it is available even with payment. If you find out any info, let me know. I will pass the word on.

  • Hello Christopher. I’ve wanted to watch this film for years and I’m glad it’s freely available, but it says I have to use a password because it’s a private video. Now what would that password be?
    Best regards to you. I hope we meet again one day.
    Ernest

    • Dear Ernest, I posted on my eNews the free viewing of The Buddha Wallah. Possibly lots checked it out. So now it needs a password to block access. I will try to find out about the password. Warm wishes,
      Christopher


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