Words of My Perfect Teacher Overview

Acclaimed Halifax-based documentarian Lesley Ann Patten, director of the multiple-award winning film Loyalties, has tackled a more personal yet universal subject with her feature-length non-fiction project Words Of My Perfect Teacher. Featuring guest appearances from legendary film director Bernardo Bertolucci and action actor Steven Seagal, Patten follows the great Buddhist teacher Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche as he globetrots from Bhutan to London, England, in a quest to bring knowledge and awareness to a whole new generation of enlightenment-seekers. Spiced with unexpected humour and a vigorous humanism, Words of My Perfect Teacher brings the spark of illumination to the darkness of a world convulsed with the uncertainty and violence of the last two years.