The plan to open a Chinese Buddhist temple in the Nether­lands starts dynam­i­cally. But the project turns into a long search for what it means to be a real Buddhist.

The promi­nent Chinese Buddhist monastic order Putuo Shan is plan­ning to open its first temple outside of China: in Utrecht. The mild-mannered and deter­mined busi­nessman Hu, the project’s initiator, is given the blessing by the abbot of Putuo. He starts ener­get­i­cally by collecting half a million euros for the construc­tion and by inviting Chinese monks to advise him. The plan seems to unfold pros­per­ously. But it turns out to be the begin­ning of a long search for what it means to be a real Buddhist.


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Title: Mr. Hu en de tempel
Year: 2015
Duration : 53 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2016

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