A Tibetan monk's search for the reincarnation of his beloved teacher
The Buddhist concept of reincarnation, while both mysterious and enchanting, is hard for most westerners to grasp. UNMISTAKEN CHILD follows the 4-year search for the reincarnation of Geshe Lama Konchog, a world-renowned Tibetan master, and former teacher at Chenrezig Institute, who passed away in 2001 at age 84. The Dalai Lama charges the deceased monk's devoted disciple, Tenzin Zopa (who had been in his service since the age of seven), to search for his master's reincarnation.
Tenzin sets off on this unforgettable quest on foot, mule, and even helicopter, through breathtaking landscapes and remote traditional Tibetan villages. Along the way Tenzin listens to stories about young children with special characteristics, and performs rarely seen ritualistic tests designed to determine the likelihood of reincarnation. He eventually presents the child he believes to be his reincarnated master to the Dalai Lama so that he can make the final decision.
Stunningly shot, UNMISTAKEN CHILD is a beguiling, surprising, touching, even humorous experience.
2 very special screenings!
Wednesday 14th October 7pm at Nambour Cinema
Friday 23rd October 7pm at the J in Noosa Heads
Tickets $15.00 per person
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Reviews for Unmistaken Child:
"A rather fascinating look at a beautiful culture. The imagery is BEYOND STUNNING." --New York Observer
"Rich in drama and in the glimpses it gives of other worlds." --The New York Times
"Lovely!" --New York magazine
"Fascinating insider's perspective...captures the beauty in wild nature and elaborate Buddhist rites and rituals." --Variety
"A poignant piece of non-fiction filmmaking...manages to be as graceful as its subject is divine." --Boston Globe
A fundraiser for Chenrezig Institute
Chenrezig Institute is a centre for Buddhist study, meditation, retreat and practice. Established in 1974 Chenrezig Institute was the first Tibetan Buddhist centre in the Western World and remains one of the largest. Today, the Institute is home to two Tibetan Geshes (Lamas), a large community of ordained Sangha (nuns and monks), residents, volunteers, retreatants and guests. Apart from the formal study programmes, Chenrezig Institute is a peaceful, calm and relaxing place to spend a few hours, days or weeks. Stroll along the bush paths, wander in the formal garden, sip espresso in the caf, have a vegetarian meal, drop in for a meditation class or teaching, or just sit and listen to life.
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