Unmistaken Child 4/10/2010 WETA PBS channel 26


UNMISTAKEN CHILD
Sat., April 10, 2010
10:30 pm

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.

Catch the FPMT connection by watching this film – Lama Zopa appears in the film, the film takes place at Kopan Monestary and Tenzin
Zopa who searches for the reincarnation of Lama Konchog is the Spiritual Director for FPMT for Malaysia. This is a beautiful, haunting movie that you’ll enjoy.

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One thought on “Unmistaken Child 4/10/2010 WETA PBS channel 26

  1. I saw this movie and enjoyed it. Recently I found via The Buddhist Channel, that the child is, in fact, the nephew of Tenzin Zopa. This is never mentioned in the film or by the director or by any of the publicity about the film. I find this to be unethical on many levels and it serves to cast doubt upon the entire process.

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