Reborn in the West: The Story of Western Men and Women Reincarnated as Tibetan Lamas
In the last 30 years, there have been a growing number of Tibetan Buddhist teachers who have chosen to reincarnate as Westerners. Tibetan Lamas know how to control the time of their deaths and reincarnation. Often before they die they leave clues about the place and the family into which they will incarnate. After their death a search is carried out for the incarnation. Candidates for the reincarnation are rigorously tested and finally approved by the Dalai Lama. This book tells the story of Westerners who have been identified as the incarnation of important Lamas. The stories include Lama Osel, the little Spanish boy from Andalucia who is the reincarnation of Lama Yeshe and Jetsunma, a woman born in Brooklyn, New York, who is the first western woman to have been recognized as a reincarnation Lama.
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