University of Hawai'i | Dr. Leslie E. Sponsel, Professor of Anthropology, Author, Spiritual Ecology: A Quiet Revolution
"This truly awesome film is disheartening because of the terrible suffering of innocent local people and their homeland caused by distant people through their careless pollution of the atmosphere resulting in global climate change. However, it is heartening because of the practical spiritual ecology of the Buddhist pilgrims unselfishly and courageously trekking through the treacherous terrain of the Himalayas to show by example their compassion and loving kindness for all beings and nature in general. It will stimulate viewers to think more seriously about acting green."
University of Washington | Dr. Nathalie Williams, Assistant Professor Department of Sociology & the Jackson School of International Studies
"Superb cinematography and an open and realistic portrayal of the peoples and cultures of the Himalayas bring Pad Yatra to life. The Drukpa's combination of extensive Buddhist learning and an open and kind spirit make his example both impressive and accessible. Overall, Pad Yatra gives not just an example of what can and should be done to care for our planet, but also the reasons why we should want to do it"