“Blessings” is a truly enlightening journey into an extraordinary world not as well known as the rest of the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition. A group of Western woman travel to various nunneries tucked away in the mountains of Tibet, not only to record an esoteric, spiritual culture, but to learn what it means to push forward, no matter who you are.
During the Chinese invasion and brutal takeover of Tibet, many of the nunneries filmed in this documentary were completely destroyed. Countless nuns were killed, placed in work camps or retreated to caves to hide and practice. After coming out of hiding, nuns began rebuilding, brick by brick– by themselves.