I was invited to The Buddhist Society in London to give a talk on the subject of my film; U Dhammaloka. Being a person who is more used to being behind a camera and fading into the woodwork, this was a rather daunting task.
Reassured by the presence of author & journalist for The Telegraph, Mick Brown acting as moderator I persevered.
I stumbled through a shambolic presentation that was somehow well received by those in attendance. I guess the powerful story of Dhammaloka's history transcended my poor and nervous delivery.
To mark the occasion, they had arranged to unveil a photograph of Dhammaloka in the library of the society after the talk.
I stood by Mick as Desmond Biddulph, president of The Buddhist Society pulled the cloth revealing the image of Dhammaloka hanging on the wall, poetically right next to Allan Bennett. It was a very emotional experience for me, having championed this man to be brought back into public lexicon for the last year or so, this was definitely a victorious moment in this forgotten man's legacy.
I am humbled to have had this opportunity to participate in this event and am grateful to everyone at The Buddhist Society for being so hospitable and accommodating, especially Odin Biddulph for inviting me and for organising it all.
This amazing experience fuels my drive even more to get this film made.