Set at an ancient nunnery above the majestic Irrawaddy River, A THOUSAND MOTHERS is an unprecedented look at the lives of Buddhist nuns in Sagaing, Myanmar. While the choices available to girls and women in Myanmar are quite limited, this film poetically reveals the opportunities offered to them at the nunnery, and the deep grace and dignity of a life dedicated to service.

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“Beautifully filmed, A Thousand Mothers’ shines a light into the simple, dignified lives of a group of nuns at a long established nunnery in Myanmar. A must see for anyone interested in Buddhist monastic ways, this film is like a window into the customs and attitudes of the women who walk this path.”

Sharon Salzberg
Meditation Teacher, best selling author