My Reincarnation

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In Buddhism, patience is one of the perfections to be practiced on the path to enlightenment. By that measure, Jennifer Fox (Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman) must be a near-flawless filmmaker: She spent 20 years chronicling the uneasy relationship between Tibetan Buddhist master Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche and his son, Yeshi, who initially rejects his father's path and resents Dad's aloof parenting. It's fascinating to watch Yeshi grow from a skeptical teenager into a spiritual leader---a transformation that still doesn't bring him any closer to his father. The film could use one scene of the two men acknowledging their differences, but even without that, My Reincarnation won't test your patience.

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