The response to IRON BIRD from academic reviewers has been wonderful!

An intimate, compelling look at how the timeless teachings of contemporary Tibetan Buddhist lamas address the big questions–and doubts–of the contemporary west, seen through the narratives of leading practitioners, scholars, and researchers. The photography is dazzling, the portraits extraordinary, the flow natural and engaging. An excellent Facilitator’s Guide supports classroom discussion of the central themes. This film lifts Tibetan Buddhism out of mere historical exoticism, making it direct and relevant.” – Judith Simmer-Brown, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies, Naropa University, author of Dakini’s Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism (Shambhala)

“When the Iron Bird Flies offers a lively, gripping and down-to-earth introduction to the most basic of human truths: the ways in which our minds are never lastingly satisfied and our existential uneasiness — and how we can finally find peace. I highly recommend it.” Daniel Goleman, author, Emotional Intelligence

“Highly sympathetic and informative, this film wisely chooses a more finely grained focus specifically on Tibetan Buddhism as a tradition “in the West.” Researchers, educators and anyone interested in the cultural journey of Tibetan Buddhism will find it a key resource for understanding much about Buddhism in our late modern world.” John D. Dunne, Associate Professor, Department of Religion, Emory University