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Reincarnation: The Boy Lama
Reincarnation tells the remarkable story of a child destined to become one of the most important and unusual spiritual leaders of our time. Osel Hita Torres became the focus of world attention when he was recognized by the Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of Lama Yeshe (beloved teacher and author of Introduction to Tantra, and others), who died in California in March 1984....more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 15th 1996 by Wisdom Publications
(first published October 31st 1988)
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Half of this book is a biography of Lama Yeshe (who I have a spiritual crush on, see my review of "Introduction to Tantra"), and half of it is the story the search for his reincarnation, and the childhood of Osel Hita, believed to be Lama Yeshe. Osel is now 24, going to college, and living a private life. Reading this book made me wonder, does he experience himself as Lama Yeshe? Does he resonate with the story of Krishnamurti? Does he experience his guru identity as liberating, or stultifying?...more