Sitar Rose

Documentary filmmaker             Openhand Productions


Blue Poppy

Three extraordinary young Tibetan women, trained as traditional doctors, leave  their nomadic homeland  for Scotland.  What they learn at Edinburgh’s world-famous Royal Botanic Garden  may help ensure the survival of Tibet’s medicinal plants.

Shown at Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival in New Zealand 2009

Broadcast on The Community Channel


Learning the Tibetan Way

Three young Tibetan women from poor nomadic and farming familes were orphaned as children in eastern Tibet.They tell the story of how they were provided with an education through the Rokpa charity.They are about to graduate as Tibetan doctors and are passionate about passing tibetan culture, language and compassion down to the next generation.

Samye Ling Tibetan Centre


Samye Ling Fulfilling the Visions

An exploration of the spiritual, humanitarian and therapuetic work of Kagyu Samye Ling, Europes oldest Tibetan monastery.

Broadcast on The Community Channel

Clip from Samye Ling Fulfilling the Visions

Rokpa UK is a non-political, non-religious charity, which has been working since 1980 to relieve suffering in some of the poorest parts of the world,: Tibetan areas of China, Nepal and Zimbabwe.

Buddhist and Tibetan themes