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My Reincarnation

Premiere Date: June 21, 2012

'My Reincarnation' in Context

Dzogchen

Part of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Dzogchen is an ancient set of teachings and meditation practices intended to help participants achieve consciousness of the true nature of all beings. The teachings are known in English as "the great perfection" or "the path of self-liberation."




Part of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Dzogchen is an ancient set of teachings and meditation practices intended to help participants achieve consciousness of the true nature of all beings. The teachings are known in English as "the great perfection" or "the path of self-liberation." Dzogchen is considered the most difficult path in Tibetan Buddhism. Dzogchen was traditionally kept secret in Tibet, and practiced only by the most advanced practitioners. When the Chinese invaded Tibet, many of the high masters of Dzogchen fled into exile and brought this secret tradition with them. The protagonist of the film My Reincarnation, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, fled Tibet in 1959, eventually ending up in Italy, where he worked as a professor at the University of Naples.

My Reincarnation offers a glimpse into the life of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu ,who is a master of the Dzogchen tradition. When he began teaching Dzogchen openly in the West in the mid-1970s, he was the first Buddhist teacher to do so. In 1981, he founded the first Dzogchen center in Italy's Tuscany region. Over the years, thousands of people from all over the world have become members of the Dzogchen community. Centers have been created in the United States, in various parts of Europe, in Latin America, in Russia and in Australia.

For more information on Dzogchen, please visit:
http://myreincarnationfilm.com/resources/what-is-dzogchen/

Photo caption: Chögyal Namkhai Norbu teaches while his son, Yeshi, looks on as Rinpoche gives teachers to thousands of local Kalmyks
Credit: Zohe Film Productions, Inc.

Sources:
» An Oral Commentary to the text "The Precious Lamp: A Brief Explanation of the Three Paths of Liberation," Tashigar Norte, January 27 - February 4, 2006



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