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Buddhism, Bhutan and Me

Season 3 Episode 304 | 26m 56s

18-year-old Rinzin Jurmey from Bhutan became a monk when he was 11 years old. He travels between his monastery, village and the city, meeting with hip-hop dancers, video gamers, and sports fans to understand the intersection of tradition and pop culture. Guided by filmmaker Cat Papadimitriou, Jurmey explores how he--and his country--are preserving ancient practices while embracing globalization.

Aired: 04/05/21 | Expires: 04/05/25
Distributed nationally by American Public Television.
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Diya Payal, a teen from India, explores plant biodiversity and sustainable farming.
20-year-old German activist Helena Marschall advocates for climate justice.
Kentucky teen Keith Griffith III shows how beekeeping supports mental wellbeing
Tymur Tsapliienko, Ukrainian refugee, shines light on the effects of war and displacement.
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