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Tulku (2009)

Only available in Canada, United States

Gesar Mukpo was three when he became one of the first people born in the West to be recognized as a tulku – the present-day reincarnation of a Buddhist master. For his entire life, he's been trying to figure out what that really means.

Starting in the mid-1970s, Tibetan teachers – including Gesar's father, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche – began recognizing Western children as tulkus. Suddenly, a system that had ensured stable spiritual power and authority in Tibetan society for 800 years was transplanted into a completely different culture.

In this intensely personal documentary, Gesar sets out to meet other tulkus to find out how they reconcile modern and ancient, East and West. Journeying through Canada, the United States, India and Nepal, he encounters six other tulkus who struggle with the meaning of this profound dilemma.

Ogyen Trinley, His Holiness Dorje, Ashoka Mukpo, Reuben Adrian Derksen, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Dylan Henderson, Wyatt Arnold, Gesar Mukpo
Gesar Mukpo
English, Tibetan with English subtitles

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propertymgmtlady, posted on July 14, 2016

It seems like it doesnt mean anything. We are all reincarnated. Im not getting what is special other then being labeled for it. What does it matter? Im missing something apparently.

Nancy Cavan, posted on June 1, 2016

Everybody has a story. These two brothers were able to share theirs worldwide. Their fable hasn't finished as yet.
I've lived in India and traveled to Nepal. I still question the purpose of Buddhist Monks. So many rituals practiced in the gathering of the male species.

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on June 2, 2016

Nancy, thank you for commenting! We appreciate your thoughts on the documentary.


pdgere, posted on January 23, 2016

Please , why are so many videos unavailable to Australia. There are so many that I would love to watch.

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on January 25, 2016

We're sorry for the disappointment on this film! In some cases, films that we license are not available to us on a worldwide basis due to limitations with the distributor. However, all of our videos produced by Gaia are available to view worldwide.


mikesil, posted on September 23, 2015

I believe your path along with your brother and other Tulku's is to start a new sect of buddhism in the states. Not like the buddhism in Nepal or tibet but we need to start our own traditions here from you. At least that is what I have picked up while watching this segment over and over, than tonight it just came to me. I thought you guys would think I am crazy but what the heck, I will be regretful if I did not say anything and I was suppose to. So do what you think is right with this information

Shyann1, posted on September 6, 2015

There r many paths to enlightenment, to God. The reason I loved this film is I got to see how others think, feel, learn & grow.
Seeing their struggles and what is the right path for them...and also seeing the truth to what is. The path of self-discovery.
I send Blessings, Love & Light,..and to all those who seek it, . . Namaste ~ ( thank u for sharing this film )

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on September 11, 2015

We're grateful to you for sharing your thoughts. Namaste.


patriciatenpenny, posted on September 5, 2015

Very interesting film.

ludi33, posted on September 4, 2015

This is wonderful, heartfelt film. It is about a few young boys, some as infants, who are discovered as reincarnation
of Buddhist teachers and masters while still in the West. And young men raised in a Western culture being transplanted into Buddhist monasteries to fulfill and continue their previous lives as revered, holy men. It is difficult enough being a teenager without carrying that sort of burden. The wonderful part is how they share, resolve and live lives that don’t remember asking for. This is spirituality in the raw. I loved it!

Trishaugello, posted on September 4, 2015

I also live in the U.S. And it says" we're sorry, but this video is unavailable in your region"

yoga4usurprise, posted on September 4, 2015

Although I live in the U.S., it won't let me play video in this country?

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