In celebration of its new play about reincarnation, Manhattan’s Lincoln Center is hosting two talks on Tibetan Buddhism. The play, by Sarah Ruhl, is called, The Oldest Boy. It tells the story of an American toddler recognized as the reincarnation of a great Buddhist teacher.
On Tuesday October 28th, the Lincoln Center will host “Life Imitates Life, Again and Again,” a platform discussion between Ruhl, Gelek Rimpoche – founder of Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center – and filmmaker Mickey Lemle. On the following Tuesday, November 4th, they will host Thupten Jinpa Langri, the translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, for a talk entitled “The Story of Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism.”
Doors open for both events at 5:30. Admission to “Life Imitates Life, Again and Again” will be free, and tickets to “The Story of Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism” will be $20, with a portion of the proceeds going to Tibet Fund.