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        My Reincarnation: Comparative Religion Investigation: What Happens When We Die?

        In this lesson, students will research and discuss what Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism teach in terms of what happens when people die. Students will also watch two video clips that show a Buddhist man named Yeshi as he first resists and later accepts the idea that he is the reincarnation of a famous spiritual master. These clips provide interesting insights into Tibetan Buddhism and challenge students to consider how beliefs about death influence the way they live their lives. This lesson will also provide an opportunity for students to think critically about the differences and similarities between religions and belief systems.

        My Son is a Reincarnation of My Uncle

        In this video clip, Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche believes that his son Yeshi is a reincarnation of his uncle. Filmed over 20 years by acclaimed documentarian Jennifer Fox, My Reincarnation chronicles the epic story of exiled Tibetan Buddhist master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and his Western-born son, Yeshi. As Namkhai Norbu rises as a teacher in the West, Yeshi, recognized from birth as the reincarnation of a famed Buddhist master, breaks away to embrace the modern world. This clip can be used in connection with the support materials.

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        My Reincarnation: Yeshi Visits Tibet

        In this clip from My Reincarnation, Yeshi Namkhai visits Tibet and the monastery of his previous reincarnation, learning more about his culture and his past life. Filmed over 20 years by acclaimed documentarian Jennifer Fox, My Reincarnation chronicles the epic story of exiled Tibetan Buddhist master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and his Western-born son, Yeshi. As Namkhai Norbu rises as a teacher in the West, Yeshi, recognized from birth as the reincarnation of a famed Buddhist master, breaks away to embrace the modern world. This clip can be used in connection with the support materials.

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