Synopsis: An intimate insider's look at the reclusive Buddhist masters living in scattered retreats dotting China's Zhongnan mountain range. These peaks have reputedly been home to reclusive monks since the time of the Yellow Emperor, some five thousand years ago. It was widely thought that the tradition was all but wiped out, but this remarkable film emphatically and beautifully shows otherwise.
Inspired in part by the popular book by Bill Porter (better known as Red Pine), Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits, and filmed in China by American director Edward Burger, the film is an unforgettable journey into the hidden tradition of Chinese Buddhist hermit monks and nuns. One of only a few foreigners to have lived and studied with these practitioners, Burger is able to present their tradition, their wisdom, and their hardship and joy of their everyday living among the clouds.
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"All of this is the practice…it's not just sitting quietly somewhere." Master Guang Kuan.