Little Buddha (1994)

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  • Piccolo Buddha Alternative

Synopsis

In Seattle, Dean and Lisa Conrad are distressed to learn from Lama Norbu, a monk at the Paro Monastery in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, that their young son Jesse may be the reincarnation of Lama Dorje, a Tibetan monk who died in Seattle nine years previously. In order to confirm this, Jesse would have to travel to Bhuttan. Before Dean accompanies Jesse to Bhutan, Norbu introduces the Conrad’s to the story of Siddartha, born 2,500 years previously in Kapilavastu (Nepal), who as a future Buddha was fiercely protected by his father until he discovered the existence of suffering and death, which led to him adopting a life of self-deprivation.

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