Stills from Kora

In many ways, “Behind The Waves” is a continuation of “Kora”, A project based on first person perspective and a pilgrimage. Kora is both a type of pilgrimage and a type of meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Kora is performed by making a walking circumambulation around a temple, stupa, or other sacred site. Kora…

Saga Dawa

Excerpt from 55 minutes total footage. The footage depicts an incense burning ceremony during Saga Dawa, the most important Buddhist festival in Tibet. Kailash (崗仁波切峰), the holy mountain, comes in view frequently throughout the video. The presence of police and military personnel provides a grim backdrop for the current political condition in the region. The…