|Bon: Mustang to Menri|
|A man returns to the Menri Monastery in Northern Indian to protect its ancient cultural heritage.|
Bön: Mustang to Menri (Andrea Heckman, et al., Nepal, 2011; 60 min.) Tells the story of Asonam, a 10 yr. old boy, who made a journey from his homeland, the ancient kingdom of Mustang (now part of Nepal) to Menri Monastery in Northern India. There Asonam made the commitment to become a Geshe, equivalent to a PhD, and after 13 additional years of education in languages, philosophy, debate, and Bön traditions he achieved this goal.
Decades after leaving his village, Asonam returns with the education, skill and will to answer a critically emerging need of the people of Mustang, those who follow Bön as well as those who follow other religious paths, by establishing a cultural center that will support and encourage the sustainability of their ancient and traditional heritage.