The worlds first Western Buddhist Monk – U Dhammaloka (Laurence Carroll, born in Dublin)

The Dharma Bum is a feature documentary film directed by Ian Lawton that unearths the adventure story of Laurence Carroll, a free-thinking atheist alcoholic Irishman born in Dublin in the late 1800s, who went on to become U Dhammaloka – the world’s first Western Buddhist monk. To learn more of this truly fascinating story and to help support Ian in the making…

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