Return to Gandhi Road (2020)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 30m
  • 2020

Return to Gandhi Road is a feature documentary project on the extraordinary life story of Kangyur Rinpoche and of the select few Westerners who discovered him in Darjeeling India in the early 1970’s.

Told through the eyes of one of Kangyur Rinpoche’s first Western students, New Zealander Kim Hegan, who now after more than forty years since Kangyur Rinpoche’s passing will trace the journey he made from New Zealand to Darjeeling 45 years earlier, to tell Rinpoche’s story.

Guided by Kangyur Rinpoche’s two sons, Tulku Pema Wangyal Rinpoche and Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche, and with appearances by all of Rinpoche’s family, as well as those first Westerners to have met him in the late 1960’s, Return to Gandhi Rd will be a direct encounter with a man who’s little known, yet utterly extraordinary actions, led to such a widespread positive affect on the lives of tens of thousands people to this day.


Yeshe Hegan


English, French, Tibetan


New Zealand