Gully Boy famed Spitfire collaborates with NBA for Hoop Nation
The initial thoughts one has when they hear of ‘Dharamshala’ is – Himalayas, forests, monks, Buddhism. Well, the people of the city are also hooked to the game of Basketball and are ardent fans of the sport. To get a sneak peek of the ideologies, lifestyle and passion of the people for the sport, the third sensational episode of Hoop Nation featuring Spitfire, monks and fans will surely keep you entertained. The episode focuses on the three ideologies inspired by the teachers and preachers of Dharamshala and of the exiled Tibetan children, to whom, playing the game is a means of both meditation and brotherhood.
Zen In The Dunk features Geshe Tenzin Damoche, a monk, lecturer and coordinator of Sarah College of Higher Tibetan Studies, who believes not in blind faith, but in developing faith through wisdom and mindfulness, with sports as a road to universal compassion. It also features, Sangey Gyatso, a 20-year-old monk and philosophy student from the Institute of Buddhist Dialects who is a Stephen Curry fan, and plays the sport of basketball with one true passion. Apart from Geshe and Sangey, the video also focuses on the beliefs of Tsuiltrim Dorjee — the director of the Tibetan Children’s Village, who is of the opinion that the most important education is the one that instills a sense of love and compassion, and that of brotherhood.
This series has been produced by CM Studios, the content production arm of Rainshine Entertainment focused on creating long form content and audio podcasts. Hoop Nation will be available to fans on NBA and Uber’s respective digital media platforms and CM Studios’ YouTube channels like Being Indian, Blush and pop-cultural platforms like The Vibe.