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Movie-making lama an unusual incarnation: Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche interview

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Buddhist Art News

Korea Joong Ang Daily
BY YOON JUNG-MIN
2013-08-09 08:09

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, an innovative Tibetan Buddhist teacher and filmmaker. Provided by Shechen Korea

A notable article about the faith of Tibetan Buddhism is its belief in the reincarnation of prominent religious leaders. Designated incarnations are bestowed the name “Rinpoche.”

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, who is also known as Khyentse Norbu, is the third incarnation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820-1892), a leading figure of Tibetan Buddhism in the 19th century. He was born in 1961 and was recognized as an incarnation of the famous Buddhist at age 7.

But in addition to being Rinpoche, the spiritual leader has an unlikely attachment to his name: filmmaker.

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