Human compassion is a fascinating subject, as there seems to be a resounding lack of it, but filmmaker Andrew Hinton was able to find an incredible source of such care in the form of one Buddhist Monk. The Monk, named Lobsang, opened a community for abandoned children and preached love and acceptance, though he found a bit more difficulty with a troublesome little girl named Tashi, which Hinton focuses on in the upcoming HBO documentary, “Tashi and the Monk.” In the exclusiveclip above, we see their relationship in action, as Lobsang scolds Tashi for wrongdoing in probably the kindest and warmest way.
Courtesy of the film’s website, the official synopsis reads: “On a remote mountaintop a brave social experiment is taking place. Buddhist Monk Lobsang was trained under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama but 8 years ago he left behind a life as a spiritual teacher in the United States to create a unique community in the foothills of the Himalayas which rescues orphaned and neglected children. 5 year-old Tashi is the newest arrival. Her mother recently passed away and she’s been abandoned by her alcoholic father. Wild and troubled, Tashi is struggling to find her place amongst 84 new siblings.”