During the cultural revolution around 1959, Tibet was invaded and at the age of 5, the young boy having been recognised as the 9th incarnation of the Traleg Tulkus made a dangerous trek across the himalayas to safety, and became a refugee in India along with many other Tibetans. He spent many years in India, Sikkim and Bhutan as a young Lama in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. At the age of 25, Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX having been a Buddhist monk for most of his life, disrobed and moved to Australia. His untimely death at the age of 57 and the subsequent recognition of his rebirth the 10th Traleg Tulku, is a story that draws together the activities of a remarkable man who demonstrated what it is to lead a meaning life, in the guise of both a modern man and traditional teacher of one of the most ancient religions of the world. This will be a moving, intimate and insightful documentary. It has thus far been funded through my own funds, friends and generous people who knew my husband Traleg Rinpoche, and some wonderful Facebook friends. We have come so far with the documentary. And now we need the final funds to finish the documentary and create a master copy. I hope to enter the documentary into some film festivals, but mainly I just want people to see what a remarkable life my beloved husband lived. Here is a link to a description of the documentary project .
- Joyce Isabelle
- Gail Griffiths