Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche passed away in 1991. Jigme Lhundrup is his “Yangsi”, or reincarnation He trained to uphold this legacy from the age of four. Even with the loving support of his teachers and family the way forward is not always clear.
In this documentary film, director Mark Elliott (The Lion’s Roar) follows a journey spanning fourteen years, culminating in the Yangsi’s introduction to the world as a young man, when he fully assumes the mantle of his predecessor. The film explores everyday life within a mystical tradition and reveals the indomitable spirit of the boy at its center.
Shot on location in Bhutan, Nepal, India, France, and the United States.
Featuring interviews with some of Tibetan Buddhism’s most eloquent and insightful teachers: Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche, Rabjam Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and Matthieu Ricard.
With over 40 Minutes of Bonus Material:
– Travel with Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche to the heart of Bhutan.
– Moments from the 2010 Tour in Portugal, France, Croatia, Bhutan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and USA.
– The 100th Anniversary of the Yangsi’s predecessor, celebrated at Shechen Monastery in Nepal with many of his closest disciples.
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