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Second Friday Spiritual Cinema - Sept. 13

SEPTEMBER SPIRITUAL CINEMA
Friday, September 13, 2013
7:00 PM - Filmmakers' Shorts
7:30 PM - Unmistaken Child

Free - Love Offerings Gratefully Accepted

UNMISTAKEN CHILD (2008, Israel, some English subtitles, 101 mins, Filmmaker Nati Baratz)
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 Lama Konchog, a world-renowned Tibetan master 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. He relies on astrology, dreams, and other signs to locate the child, knowing that if he succeeds, he must also convince the boy's parents to release their child into his care.

The shy 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, who will make the final decision. A fascinating story, beautifully filmed.

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  • marilyn v.

    I plan to attend this event.

    September 13, 2013

  • Wendy

    One of my Tibetan Buddhist monk friends in India has seen this film and recommends it! Here's what he said:

    "yes, i saw it. it is wonderful. if you have time to see it. I think that will be great"

    September 8, 2013

  • Gail M.

    We have received some interesting short films from around the world! We will show SILLY ROBIN, a sweet 15-minute British film by Ian Woodward about an amazing relationship between man and bird that will make you smile, as well as one other short which we will show before the main feature. Hope to see you there.

    September 5, 2013

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