This weekend I followed a monk through Tibetan villages in search of a reincarnated soul from the comfort of my bed.  Unmistaken Child is a beautiful, insightful documentary about the rituals of Tibetan Buddhism.  Without smooth, glossy effects and big production, the lush fields and quiet mountains protecting Tibetan villages exude such exquisite grandeur that you must whisper to yourself, ‘wow.’  The monk leading us through the film bursts of humility, joy, innocence, loyalty, and pure good, and we learn from his vulnerability and blind dedication to his mission.  It allows us to see both the traditions and rituals of the monks as well as the humanity and softness of the structured and disciplined men.  If you have any interest in Tibet or Buddhism, this is the film to see.

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