My Reincarnation

My Reincarnation

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 10:30pm

Pictured: Chögyal Namkhai Norbu teaches while his son, Yeshi, looks on as Rinpoche gives teachings to thousands of local Kalmyks.

Credit: Courtesy of FILM (J. Fox DOP)

Witness the epic story of exiled Tibetan Buddhist master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and his Western-born son, Yeshi. The 25th anniversary season of POV (Point of View) is replete with films that offer remarkable and individual takes on stories of national and global significance, and Jennifer Fox’s My Reincarnation is no exception. It tells of the tireless work of exiled Tibetan Buddhist Master Namkhai Norbu to transmit the highest path of Tibetan Buddhism—called Dzogchen—around the world. Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche (“Rinpoche” is a Tibetan honorific title for Reincarnate Teachers meaning “precious one”) feels enormously responsibility for keeping an ancient spiritual and cultural tradition alive in the face of a 50-year long diaspora that threatens Tibetan identity. My Reincarnation opens POV’s 25th anniversary season on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 10:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11). 

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