Former Buddhist monk creates home for 85 abandoned children

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Buddhist monk Phuntsok Lobsang with 5-year-old Tashi in the documentary "Tashi and the Monk," co-directed by Andrew Hinton. Photo courtesy of “Tashi and the Monk”

Buddhist monk Phuntsok Lobsang with 5-year-old Tashi in the documentary "Tashi and the Monk," co-directed by Andrew Hinton. Photo courtesy of “Tashi and the Monk”

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(RNS) A new HBO documentary tells the story of Lobsang Phuntsok, who gave up being a Buddhist teacher in the U.S to start a remote orphanage.