Yangsi to premiere at Rubin Museum, December 8

Northeast USA  

December 8, 2012

Saturday, Dec. 8, 12:00, 3:00 & 6:00 p.m.
$13 incl. Q&A with director Mark Elliott
Rubin Museum of Art, NYC (map)

An intimate portrait of a young Tibetan boy who is recognized as the reincarnation of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, one of the most revered Tibetan Buddhist masters of the twentieth century. He is known as the Yangsi, “the one who has come again into existence.”

This film is a coming-of-age story with universal themes, made over a fourteen-year period by Mark Elliott, an acclaimed film maker (The Lion’s Roar, Bodhisattva) and longtime student of Tibetan Buddhism, who will be present for all three screenings.

Narrated by Yangsi Rinpoche, the young teacher gives a first-person account of his experience of growing up in, and coming to terms with, his unique inheritance. Beginning with his enthronement at age four before a crowd of fifteen thousand people in Kathmandu, Nepal, he is placed in the care of the previous Khyentse Rinpoche’s regent, Rabjam Rinpoche, at Shechen monastery. With unprecedented access, the film chronicles his life during his training in Tibetan philosophy and various rituals, along with learning English, intimate family visits, and meetings with masters within (and without)  his lineage.

Buddhadharma is pleased to be a sponsor of the film’s premiere.