Thursday, April 24, 2014

"The Oldest Son" Tibetan lama incarnation

Wisdom Quarterly; (4-10-14) via ,
High lama of the Gelug sect of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism teaches (
Lincoln Center Theater to Stage World Premiere of Sarah Ruhl's THE OLDEST BOY this Fall
The Lincoln Center Theater will premiere Sarah Ruhl's new play "The Oldest Boy" this fall. The production, directed by Rebecca Taichman, will begin previews on Oct. 16, 2014 and open on Nov. 10 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). In it, Tenzin, the toddler son of an American woman and a Tibetan man, is recognized as the incarnation (tulku) of a high Buddhist teacher. Differing cultures contend with competing ideas of faith and love [as they did in Hollywood's "Little Buddha"] when two Buddhist monks seek permission to take Tenzin to a monastery in India to begin his training as a spiritual master. His parents must decide whether to send their young son away or keep at him home. More
Day 8 teaching the Dharma in Mundgod, India (

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