Marc Wennberg is a first-time filmmaker and full-time restorative justice consultant. His film, Precious Guru, took eight years to complete from conception to completion and was a journey of learning and then more learning. Marc lives happily in Burlington, Vermont, with his wife and cat. “I did not set out to make a film. I began this project because Guru Rinpoche’s story kept surfacing in my life, dreams, and travels and I wanted to know more. What began as a personal exploration became an idea for a multimedia project which became a production trip and finally, my first film. Precious Guru is my expression of gratitude for this journey; for the surface, depths, and beauty of Guru Rinpoche’s story; and for the Himalayan storytellers who keep this story alive and present.“
Tibet House US was founded at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who at the inauguration in 1987 stated his wish for a long-term cultural institution to ensure the survival of Tibetan civilization and culture, whatever the political destiny of the six million people of Tibet itself.