A longtime Buddhist, the filmmaker Paul MacGowan went to Naropa Institute in the early 80’s and then traveled to Kathmandu in 1983 where he met Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and became a devoted student. In the mid-eighties Paul started a video production company and worked on a wide variety of projects until 2010 when a friend asked for help filming the teachings of an up and coming young lama. That’s when he met Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche for the first time and was inspired by him to produce A Joyful Mind. Paul was in the process of moving to Kathmandu when Rinpoche returned from his 4½ year wandering retreat. Soon after, Paul asked Rinpoche if he could make a film of Rinpoche’s retreat based on the wonderful stories Rinpoche was sharing during his teachings. As a result, the new film Wandering…But Not Lost was recently completed. It is now in 11 film festivals and has won four awards, including Best Documentary and Best Biography Film.