Saturday, January 9
7:00 – 9:30 pm
The Unitarian/Universalist Church, 1625 Wiehle Ave., Reston VA 20190
Suggested donation: $10
Please join us for the Guhyasamaja Center’s first Movie Night! Come and get to know one another outside of class.
Rebecca Freeman, our Spiritual Program Coordinator, will introduce the Center with a short video about our parent organization FPMT. This will be followed by a relaxing social hour. We’ll watch the new movie “Unmistaken Child”. Students of Lama Zopa Rinpoche (the spiritual director of FPMT) have a close connection with this movie! Lama Zopa is in the film. Tenzin Zopa, the main character, is the Program Director for FPMT-Malaysia and Geshe Lama Konchog whose reincarnation he searches for in the film was an FPMT teacher. We’ll end the evening with dedication prayers.
Light refreshments will be served, please feel free to bring something to share. Bring your friends and family. Children are welcome to attend.
RSVP appreciated: email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or reply via MeetUp.
The Buddhist concept of reincarnation, while both mysterious and enchanting, is hard for most westerners to grasp. UNMISTAKEN CHILD follows the four-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.
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 so that he can make the final decision.
Stunningly shot, UNMISTAKEN CHILD is a beguiling, surprising, touching, even humorous experience.