Films from Past Years/ My Reincarnation
Documentary Feature | USA | 2011 | 82 min | Website
Director: Jennifer Fox
Sponsored by: Duncan Wisniewski Architecture
The complex relationship between exiled Tibetan spiritual master Cheogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche and his Italian-born son Yeshi is examined in this fascinating documentary. Filmed over a 20-year period by Jennifer Fox (BEIRUT: THE LAST HOME MOVIE), it offers absorbing insights into Buddhist philosophies and a compelling study of Yeshi’s long and difficult process of recognizing himself as a reincarnated lama and continuing in his father’s footsteps. Aged 18 in 1988, Yeshi has an uneasy relationship with Norbu, a teacher of the esoteric Dzogchen system, whose open, funny and very non-guru-like presence is in great demand internationally. The path by which Yeshi eventually finds his calling and merges it harmoniously with his work and “other” life makes for a wonderful finale.