a pig, a chicken and a bag of rice   


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'a pig, a chicken and a bag of rice' is a love story, two people, two cultures and a love for the spiritual journey offered by Tibetan Buddhism. Phil Bathols is an Australian and Ongmu Denzonpa is a Sikkimese. Geographically, Sikkim is wedged between Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan in the heart of the Himalayas. Phil and Ongmu Denzonpa met in Sydney. Telling the story of their wedding, high in the Himalayas, this enchanting program gives the viewer a rare glimpse into the elaborate preparations of a traditional Sikkimese wedding. Over two days of ceremonies and blessings, pujas and deal making, singing, dancing and drinking, the bride and groom receive over 1500 guests.