An unforgettable journey into the hidden tradition of China’s Buddhist hermit monks, Amongst White Clouds is an intimate insider’s look at students and masters living in scattered retreats dotting China’s Zhongnan Mountain range. These peaks have reputedly been home to recluses 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 film emphatically and beautifully shows us otherwise. One of only a few foreigners to have lived and studied with these elusive practitioners, American director Edward Burger presents, with humor and compassion, their tradition, their wisdom, and the hardship and joy of their everyday lives among the clouds. Filmed on location in China.
DVD, 86 minutes