At age three, Gesar Tsewang Arthur Mukpo, son of renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and his British wife Diana, was identified as the reincarnation of the late Jamgon Kongtrul of Sechen, one of his father's own teachers in Tibet. Living in Boulder, Colorado and then Halifax, Nova Scotia, Gesar balanced competing cultures and strikingly different definitions of self. His life was far from that of an ordinary contemporary American or Canadian--his father was a world famous Buddhist teacher and author--but there was no monastery upbringing like that of perhaps the best known tulku, the Dalai Lama, or even like his father. And after his father's untimely death, he was on his own with this challenge...
60 MINUTES OF BONUS FEATURES
extended interview with Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
interview with Gesar Mukpo by Lesley Ann Patten (Words of My Perfect Teacher)
DVD, 76 minutes