What People Are Saying
I LOVED the movie. Thanks so much for making it and sharing it with us.
This is a film I will watch again and again
I thought this a well directed and edited film. Lovely referencing and images of HH.DK. along with the new incarnation taking us through to the Yangsi in the present day. Also good bonus material. Really heartfelt interviews with H.E. Rabjam Rinpoche,Matthiue Ricard and the Yangsi’s family.I think the film also conveyed the importance of the Yangsi receiving authentic teachings and empowerments from a line of authentic teachers.This is so important for the Yangsi to mature in to the global responsibilities that he is now taking on. This is a film I will watch again and again. Very well done and thank you for making this film.
Watching is a blessing in itself
Watching Yangsi felt like a privilege: that of sharing space and time with great beings (all the masters that we see). It is also interesting to witness how continuity goes about from one life to another. After watching, there is a sense of tranquility. Even non-buddhists will appreciate.
Charming and touching!
What a charming and touching film. Something I haven’t thought about is what the continuation of a soul from one person to the next would be like. The film does a wonderful job following this. It is not anything that we can see easily – because the body is changed. What touched me most was how in him there is a wonderful blend of feelings and mind. Thank you again, and congratulations to you, for creating such a thoughtful and interesting film. Elyn.
“There are completely good people in the world”
The documentary Yangsi is indeed a movie like none other. This story of the reincarnation of the majestic Dilgo Khyentse begins when the boy is a toddler, and for the next decade and a half director Mark Elliott diligently follows and films the boy-into-adolescent-into-young-man as both he and the Tibetan Buddhist world he belongs to change in unpredictable ways. Yangsi may or may not convince you about the truth of reincarnation, but it will convince you that there are completely good people in the world and that it is a rare pleasure and inspiration to watch a documentary about them. – Jeffery Paine, author of Father India and Re-enchantment.
One of the Best
One of the best, if not the best, dharma films I’ve seen. A beautifully made documentary in every respect. Fascinating to see Khyentse Yangsi’s training and development over the years. It was a wise choice to have the narration done by Khyentse Yangsi and Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche as it added to the intimate feel of the film. Thank you!
“Original, authentic, and inspiring. I’m grateful to have seen it.” – Lawrence Shainberg, author of Ambivalent Zen
I really enjoyed this film – it’s content, direction and editing. Yangsi has definitely got something(!) and I have no doubt he will become a great spiritual leader for the 21st century. He is such a lovely man and he’s still so young.
A beautiful documentary. Very informative. Excellent interviews. Many different situations. Many shots of privacy: usually not possible. Balanced commentary. I’m a filmmaker. I know Yangsi since he was 5 years old and its environment.I made 2 DVDs with Matthieu Ricard.
I ordered this movie as soon as I could. Then I invited friends over to watch it. We all agreed that this is the best of its genre. Four of us had been to meet the Yangsi in Colorado, so it made viewing the movie even more meaningful. I highly recommend the movie to Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.