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Rimpoche Nawang Gehlek: One of the Last Reincarnated Lamas

It's what everyone wants to know — do I survive death? Where do I go? What do I become? Rinpoche Gaelek, expert in the ancient teachings of reincarnation, helps us examine the four questions most of us ask ourselves: Who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going?  He tells stories of the mystical Tibet he lived in, as well as the contemporary America he is now a citizen of, and shares the wisdom of the great masters. He asks us to open our minds and see if we can entertain a bigger picture of life after life, even for a moment.

Rimpoche Nawang Gehlek 1939 -2017.  Born in Lhasa, Tibet, in 1939, His personal name was Gelek; kyabje and rimpoche are titles meaning “teacher” and “precious,” respectively. He  was recognized as an incarnate lama at the age of four. Carefully tutored from an early age by some of Tibet’s greatest living masters, Rimpoche gained renown for his powers of memory, intellectual judgment and penetrating insight. As a small child living in a monk’s cell in a country with no electricity or running water, and little news of the outside world, he had scoured the pictures of torn copies of Life Magazine for anything he could gather about America.

From the Archives: This live interview was recorded on November 2, 2001 on the nationally syndicated radio program, hosted by Laura Lee . See more at www.lauralee.com