A spiritual love story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, in the Himilayas, Samsara is a quest; one man’s struggle to find spiritual enlightenment.
A caravan of Lamas journey across the mountains, on a mission to return a brilliant young monk named Tashi (Shawn Ku) to his ancient monastery, after three years of solitary meditation.
Brought out of a deep trance, Tashi unexpectedly experiences a profound sexual awakening, and falls in love with Pema (Christy Chung), a beautiful young woman. Tashi, questioning the spiritual values of his monastic existence marries Pema – quitting the monastery, for the promise of Samsara, the world.
Together they discover the bliss of sexual union and the joys – and sorrows – of possession. But Tashi is unprepared for other aspects of everyday life and he realises that life in Samsara is far more complex than he ever imagined. But his destiny turns, twists and comes to a surprise ending.