Friday, December 23, 2005

Buddha Boy in Nepal

Watch the video
A 6 min film about the Buddha Boy Ram Bahadur Bomzon in Nepal.
We spoke to his brother and mother and had it all translated into English.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any news about the Buddha boy?

3:19 AM  
Anonymous yves said...

Hello sam and laura!
I thank you so much for this wonderful movie you made there. I have been looking for update about Ram Bahadur from 2 months ago now and your website is wonderful. Please continue to update if you can. mille merci.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Audiosan said...

This is really interesting
I hope he really does suceed
All the best

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the video, it was quite interesting.

I keep coming back here, but I'm disappointed by the lack of updates since the video -- not just on this blog. This story seems to have completely dried up. I can't understand why, as no matter what one's perspective on this is, it's fascinating. Is it real? If it's not, how long until they get found out? How is it affecting the local community either which way? Who profits? How far off is the truth from any one of the mainstream viewpoints?

I'm sincerely interested in the process of how this story unfolds, almost more than the story itself. If y'all are still in the area, could you post some additional info? Updates? New pictures? Have the pilgrimages increased or decreased? What is the "word on the street"? Isn't anybody going to pick up the trash? What happened to the idea of "scientific" investigators arriving on the scene any minute now?

I'm most interested in knowing about the gold. What little I know about this region is that it is one of the poorest on Earth, that subsistence is a way of life. Ram's brother however sports a gold necklace and a wristwatch in your video, and even a spiffy looking haircut. Is this common in this region? How has this boy's family's life changed? "Follow the money" might answer more questions on authenticity than medical examiners who focus exclusively on a boy to whom they cannot approach closer than 15 feet!

It's a little frustrating. I wish I could investigate firsthand. I am able to rely on the Web for most things, but I'm suprised how quickly this story has dropped off the event horizon. What's going on?

11:28 AM  
Blogger Wayne said...

Thank you very much for this wonderful video that has translated interviews with the family members.

I have been following this story closely since Mid-December for some very personal reasons.

While by nature I am a skeptic, this story intrigues me.

I spent a couple of weeks in Nepal during March/April 2004. Perhaps I will return again someday soon.

4:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this video. I have just seen a documentary on this meditating-boy tonigh on the french Tv channel 2, quite interesting.

4:06 AM  
Anonymous sudeep said...

hi Sam and Laura,
thanks for starting an interesting blog.
I am sudeep adhikari, a Nepali, now working in Tokyo.
The video about the Buddha boy was really nice.
Few days back, the Buddha boy abandonded the place he used to meditate and till now there is no any information about his whereabouts.

Please post further informations if you have more informations about it.

many thanks


3:27 PM  
Anonymous nia said...

what a beautiful, film. It is so great to see how humble and real and well adjusted his family are. i pray that people will continue to go there in peace and not disturb him.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello !
My name is Lucie. I'm french. I would have known if you have some news about Little Buddha ? I red he has left his tree so do you know where is he now ?

Please answer me :

12:19 AM  
Blogger flacey said...

Look forward to hearing more about this kid in a few years time...

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Iskandar said...

Great documentary!
All good wishes to him for succeeding!

6:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is also shown in Discovery channel and shows some live recording for few days non-stop, look around 6mins onwards some interesting discussion are translated in English towards the end...

1:41 PM  
Blogger said...

thought you'd like to know, your blog and video are featured in the Video of the Moment section of our homepage.

keep up the good work!
"Pop-and sub-culture for Dharma people.
Dharma for pop- and sub-culture people."

5:37 AM  
Blogger agwada said...

hi, thank you for this blog.
I saw the interview and heard someone telling that a light and fire was on "little buddha" and someone told me there is a video of this fire.
Do you have it or know how it is on the web?

4:54 PM  
Anonymous _Mu said...


We have a great Google Group dedicated to discussing Palden Dorje. Please visit us and share your experience!!

12:59 PM  
Blogger Luis said...

It is a great idea to share your information about this with the rest of the world. The truth will come up with time, at this moment all the conditioning won't allow people to see what's behind the story. The intention of the blog is pure, I'm glad I got in touch with this. Luisito

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paramahansa Yogananda mentions other people with similar practices in his book "Autobiography of a Yogi."

8:53 PM  

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