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My Reincarnation chronicles the epic story of exiled Tibetan Buddhist master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and his Western-born son, Yeshi. As Namkhai Norbu rises as a teacher in the West, Yeshi, recognized from birth as the reincarnation of a famed Buddhist master, breaks away to embrace the modern world. Can the father convince his son to keep the family’s spiritual legacy alive?
Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Bertha Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, with special support from The Fledgling Fund.
Filmed over the course of 20 years, Jennifer Fox's 'My Reincarnation' follows a father-son story amid Tibetan Buddhism spirituality. Fox sits down with POV's executive producer Simon Kilmurry to discuss the challenges of showing spirituality in a visual medium, the challenges of editing a film which such a mass of logged footage, and the nature of "truth" in documentaries.
To complement 'My Reincarnation,' POV is collaborating with meditation instructor Salil Wilson to bring you a weekly meditation program with easy tips to incorporate meditation into your everyday life. You can subscribe to the newsletter and receive new exercises each week to help you get started with practicing meditation.
Read excerpts from Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche's book to learn the basics of Dzogchen, one of the high paths of Tibetan Buddhism. Namkhai Norbu was one of the first people to present the traditionally esoteric Dzogchen teachings to the West trying to preserve his spiritual and cultural heritage.
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