Date: Thursday, Nov 29, 2018
Building 356, Room: 109, Top of Fourth Street
Tulku (2009). Directed by Gesar Mukpo. 76 min. Canada. In English. No Rating.
What does it mean to carry on an ancient tradition when you're living in a new world? Gesar Mukpo, son of a renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher, was three when he was recognized as a tulku, the present-day reincarnation of a spiritual master. Born in the West, Gesar's been trying his entire life to figure out just what that means. In this intensely sincere personal documentary, Gesar meets 4 other tulkus who struggle with the same dilemma: to reconcile an 800-year-old system of power and authority that has been transplanted into a completely different culture.
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