Random Linkage

2012 June 24

Time for some random linkage of things that made it onto my radar this week:

But be careful. Just as you cannot simply assume that an Asian Buddhist in America is not a convert or that a Caucasian didn’t grow up in a Buddhist family, you cannot simply assume that eccentric Buddhist masters today, or in the past, are a result of the incorporation of Western Romanticism.

Filmed over 20 years by acclaimed documentarian Jennifer Fox, My Reincarnation chronicles the epic story of exiled Tibetan Buddhist master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and his Western-born son, Yeshi. As Namkhai Norbu rises as a teacher in the West, Yeshi, recognized from birth as the reincarnation of a famed Buddhist master, breaks away to embrace the modern world. Can the father convince his son to keep the family’s spiritual legacy alive?

3 Responses
  1. Jeff permalink
    June 24, 2012

    I’m told that Victor will return before long, so you may miss your chance to study Canadian Buddhism with him. I’m also told he’ll then move to BC, so he won’t be in you neck of the woods either.

    • Tanya McGinnity permalink*
      June 24, 2012

      Thanks for the update Jeff.
      It’s greatly appreciated. May all those in BC benefit from such a great professor. Maybe I’ll get my chance in my next lifetime :)

      • Jeff permalink
        July 4, 2012

        Poorly typed comment. I meant to say that Victor is supposedly retiring soon. When he moves to Vancouver Island, he probably won’t be particularly available as a scholar/practitioner. He’s put in a lot of years, he’s certainly earned some peace.

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