The Monk at Rongbuk Monastry

Years and years ago I had trekked to the Rongbuk Monastry, which is the last Monastry on the way to the Everest Base Camp... ...where I met a young Monk that kept laughing. He must have been in his late 20's at that time, and we spent a lot of time talking. He had been [...]


A lot of people, including pim, ask me when Buddha is going to be made, Buddha is one of those films that has it's own Destiny, and I found I could not push it along. I just need to let it happen. Just let it go, for it to form itself organically. I tried very [...]

Buddha, hope

Thanks to friend and co- writer, Deepak Chopra, the hope for Buddha as a film has been re-ignited a raging fire in my bieng was dowsed, but a lamp still burns reaching out to inflame my passions once again a director in the middle of a film is like a pregnant mother vulnerable, emotional and [...]

buddha no more

Oh, well I guess it had to happen I am not doing Buddha any more I am both very sad and somewhat relieved Sad because I was looking forward to a personal journey Relieved because my interpretation was so personal that I knew I would have had to fight all the way for the creativity [...]


All Art is interpretation. Life is interpretation. For what is life but our ever-changing perception of all things. Our ever-changing perception of reality. Ask a hundred witnesses to a single event, and each will describe that event differently.. So when I am asked if I will be true to the story of Buddha, I have [...]

Brad Pitt ???

Today, I had 3 calls from the press asking me if Brad Pitt is acting in Buddha. I assume they are asking if Brad is playing the Buddha ? I have no idea where this idea comes from. I have heard that Aishwarya Rai also is in the film. That is not far from the [...]