We’ve talked about the fascinating documentary My Reincarnation before, and now PBS’ documentary series POV (Point of View) is kicking off its 25th season with a screening of the film, which follows the life and teachings of Tibetan Dzogchen master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. It airs on most PBS stations at 10 p.m. Thursday night.
Filmed over 20 years, Jennifer Fox’s documentary follows Namkhai Norbu’s long teaching career, and his relationship with his Italian-born son Yeshi. Namkhai Norbu and his followers believe Yeshi is the reincarnation of Namkhai Norbu’s own master, and expect him to follow in his father’s footsteps. Yeshi, though, wants to live a normal Western life in Italy. Click through to watch a trailer for the film.
My Reincarnation will be shown on PBS’ POV tonight, June 21, at 10 p.m. Check here for local TV listings. Also, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu is touring the United States for a series of teachings and retreats this summer; click here for his schedule.