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Be the CATALYST. Spread MY REINCARNATION, an epic documentary about spirituality, family and destiny...

WE’RE SPEECHLESS…

You’ve really shown us what an incredible, international movement MY REINCARNATION has become.  Your generosity astounds us.  We’re truly in awe of your support. 

With your help, we are well on our way to spreading this crucial story of cultural survival to the world.  Every last bit helps, though. There is always more to do. While all good things – like our 90 day Kickstarter Campaign – must come to an end, you can still continue supporting the outreach and film through the MY REINCARNATION website.

Here are ways to help:

- If you still want to make a donation to the distribution of MY REINCARNATION, please consider donating here: http://myreincarnationfilm.com/support/donation/

- The Limited Special Preview Edition DVD of MY REINCARNATION will continue to be for sale till August 1 only. To order: http://myreincarnationfilm.com/support/buy-the-dvd/

- Please sign up on the website to become part of our contact list and continuing receiving updates on the progress of MY REINCARNATION. There is so much to come: http://myreincarnationfilm.com/contact/newsletter/

- We will soon be setting up a more extensive STORE on the site where various fabulous items will be for sale. Check back in the next days to give Stefanie time to do her magic and create a new STORE with beautiful photos of the various goodies you can buy.

Thanks to all of you who are the Catalysts for getting MY REINCARNATION completed and into the world! To those who donated: you will be contacted in the next week about how to proceed. 

Words do not describe our gratitude. Sometimes the world contains magic. You have all been part of creating the magical phenomenon of MY REINCARNATION.

Love,

Jennifer and the "Team" - Katherine, Lisa and Stefanie

JOIN THE MOVEMENT! HOW HIGH CAN WE GO?!

Spread the word! Visit our Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts!

How far….into the world?….into space?…can we send MY REINCARNATION?!  All of you have taught us to hope beyond what we thought even remotely possible.  You’ve skyrocketed this campaign beyond our wildest dreams!

And that’s what it feels like, like a ROCKET!  We’ve broken Earth’s atmosphere and now we are shooting for the moon.  Can we raise enough to release MY REINCARNATION theatrically in the US?  Can we raise enough to qualify MY REINCARNATION for an Oscar?  Can we raise enough to subtitle MY REINCARNATION into 10 languages, including Chinese?! And distribute it to the world!

All of you have turned (launched?) MY REINCARNATION into an international movement.  A movement to get this film, this crucial story of the survival of an endangered spiritual tradition, to the world!   We can’t stop now.  How high can we go?!

Love,

Jennifer & “The Team”

NEW INCENTIVE! GOLDEN RING DONATED BY CHOGYAL NAMKHAI NORBU!

This personal,  gorgeous Gold Ring with 7 Small Diamonds, was donated and worn by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, film protagonist and esteemed Buddhist Teacher to benefit the film's completion costs. (See sidebar below for more information)

MORE FEATURED INCENTIVES!

Director/Producer Jennifer Fox has offered three new beautiful incentives to choose from, in order: Chenrezig Thangka (Authenticated on the back by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu), Wrathful Guardian Thangka (Authenticated on the back by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu), and this museum quality painting of Flying Dakinis by esteemed artist and Buddhist teacher Dugu Choegyal Rinpoche to benefit the film's completion costs. (See sidebar below for more information)

VAJRAPANI PAINTING

Director/Producer Jennifer Fox has offered this museum quality painting of Vajrapani by esteemed artist and Buddhist teacher Dugu Choegyal Rinpoche to benefit the film's completion costs. (See sidebar below for more information)

Click here for a bigger view of the painting!

5/23 New Video! Please watch!

Director Jennifer Fox does a Q&A after a sold-out screening of MY REINCARNATION at the Singapore Film Festival and explains the importance of the film's Kickstarter campaign (kck.st/​hyTdIc).

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

MY REINCARNATION has been a 20-year journey. For two decades I have filmed the esteemed Tibetan Buddhist master, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, and his son, Khyentse Yeshe, around the world, from Italy to Venezuela, from Russia to Tibet and back again. This film is a never-before seen insiders look at the passing of spiritual knowledge from a Tibetan Master to his Western-born son. It is a positive story of cultural transplantation, adaptation and renewal that gives hope for the future of Tibetan culture in exile.

Now is a crucial moment for Tibet, as the last of the great non-monastic Tibetan trained reincarnate teachers remain alive; if we don’t capture some of their true spiritual heritage now—more than just a few esoteric scenes, but a living tradition—it will be lost forever.

MY REINCARNATION is just beginning to venture out into the world, starting by being invited to three prestigious International Festivals this past fall and even more festivals around the globe this year. Amazing partners have joined me along the way, including ARTE (German-French TV), Swiss TV, The Dutch Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation, Finish TV, The Buddhist Film Society, Impact Partners and PBS’ Premiere Series, POV, among others, but it takes a village!

MY REINCARNATION needs your help now more than ever. After twenty years of working by hook or by crook, the production is still 100K away from making it out into the world and another 40-70K to having a strong theatrical release in the USA.

HOW YOUR MONEY WILL HELP

Your support will help us finish the film and allow us to spread the story of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and his son, Yeshi, to the world. With such an incredibly important, personal, spiritual, and international story, I believe it is crucial that it reaches the largest audience possible. Besides releasing it on international television to as many territories as possible, we also hope to launch a theatrical release of MY REINCARNATION in the USA and other countries. The market is harder then ever, however, and we can’t do it without you! Please consider helping in any way you can.

If you are able to contribute financially we have amazing incentives to the right. If you can spread the word about our Kickstarter campaign to your friends, on Facebook, to strangers in the grocery store we would be eternally grateful!

Here’s a breakdown of how we plan to use the funds:

  • 01. Pay for Film Music Rights (for world release)
  • 02. Pay for Film Sound Design and Mix
  • 03. Pay for Editing Film Trailer
  • 04. Pay for Subtitling Final Film in English
  • 05. Pay for Editing various versions of the film to share in as many different outlets as possible: Theatrical, Domestic Broadcast, International Broadcast
  • 06. Pay for Translation and Subtitling Final DVD into Spanish, Russian, French, Chinese, German, Italian, Hindu and more...
  • 07. Pay for the creation of an Educational Guide to accompany the film to schools and universities. The Educational Guide will also be made available for free download from the website.
  • 08. Pay for A Multi-city Theatrical Release in the USA.

WHY DONATE?

It may seem strange that a film so successful still needs funding, but this is the state of independent documentary filmmaking in the world. Independent documentary making does not follow a capitalist model, which judges success by the dollars a product makes in the market place, but more of a NGO or non-profit model, which judges success by the number of people it reaches and the change it effects. Because of all the film’s success so far, we have the opportunity to have the film reach millions worldwide. People are interested in programming it and airing it everywhere. However, the challenge is ours to raise funds to complete the film so it can get to the audiences that will and can actively watch it and use it as a tool in their lives to learn about Tibetan heritage and this special story.

Moreover, with documentary films like this not only production, but distribution is dependent on donations or state grants to fund the outreach to a broad audience. MY REINCARNATION is a classic ‘social issue’ film that can and will have a broad impact on communities everywhere if the funds can be found to do the work properly.

MY REINCARNATION IS A SURE BET

Most films that you might want to make a donation to are high risk propositions: will they even get finished and be any good, let alone be seen by more than the filmmaker’s friends and family? MY REINCARNATION is a rare, no risk film that has already received acclaim but needs your help to reach the larger world. Your donation will go to a project that once it makes it’s budget is guaranteed distribution on television channels all over the globe, will be translated into at least seven languages, and will play in cinemas in many countries! See your name in lights!

HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS

Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative ideas and ambitious endeavors. Kickstarter is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands. In other words, if we don’t raise our goal of $50,000, we lose everything. Once we have reached our goal we will contact you to get your address and then we will start working on getting those awesome incentives (at right, ahem) to you!

HOW TO PLEDGE

Just click the green “Back This Project” button in the upper right-hand corner. You will be asked to input your pledge amount and select a reward. From there, you will go through the Amazon checkout process. You must finish the Amazon checkout process for your pledge to be recorded.

WHAT IF WE DON’T REACH OUR GOAL?

If funding fails, all pledges are canceled and that's that. Your card is not charged, it’s like nothing ever happened. We hope this doesn’t happen! Those 90 days will fly by, donate today!

CAN WE EXCEED OUR GOAL?

Yes, and we need to!

CAN YOU DONATE IN ANOTHER’S NAME?

Of course! We will contact you once funding is complete to gather information so that we can get your incentives to you. Just let us know then the name you would like to donate under.

CAN YOU DONATE OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES?

Yes and Yes! Just click on the Amazon Payment Button and you will see that you can pay with a credit card from any country! But you must finish the Amazon checkout process for your pledge to be recorded. If you have any problems just contact us.

WANT TO HELP BUT CAN’T DONATE?

Become an Outreach Partner. Spread the word about the film in your community and receive a special Outreach Partner credit on our website. We’d love to discuss partnering with you, your organization, your community to help get the word out about the film. Please contact us and we’ll get the collaborative juices flowing!

And of course we need your help broadcasting the Kickstarter campaign. Facebook it. Tweet it. Sing it from the mountain tops.

INTERESTED IN PLAYING AN EVEN LARGER ROLE ON THE FILM?

There is a Co-Executive Producer credit available at $50,000, an Executive Producer credit at $60,000 and a Presenting Partner / Executive Producer credit at $80,000. Your name will appear in the credits for all US Festivals, multi-city US Theatrical, Some International TV and PBS. And IMDB of course! These donations are tax deductible through our 501(c)(3) partner.

Please note that these are honorary titles and do not engender any creative or business involvement/decision-making nor does the credit entitle any claim of ownership.

REACH OUT AND CONTACT US!

Zohe Film Productions

Tel +1 212 966 4427 info@myreincarnationfilm.com www.myreincarnationfilm.com

www.facebook.com/myreincarnation www.twitter.com/RinpocheFilm www.youtube.com/MyReincarnationFilm

In constant awe of your open-heartedness and generosity,

Jennifer Fox

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ALL OF THE BEAUTIFUL INCENTIVE GIFTS WE HAVE, CLICK HERE

DOWNLOAD OUR BEAUTIFUL FREE GIFT MINI-POSTERS

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    MY REINCARNATION postcard signed by the director as well as your name on the Donor Wall, exclusive project updates and the email newsletter. (7.20 EURO est.)

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    BREATHE: The Perfect Harmony of Breathing DVD. New Instructional Yoga DVD with Instructors Fabio Andrico and Yamila Diaz. Program Highlights include: Discovering and training abdominal breathing; innovative exercises to clarify the four phases of complete breathing; easy routine for everyday life; and breathing with awareness and relaxation. Your name will also appear on the Donor Wall and you will receive exclusive project updates and the email newsletter. (14.11 EURO)

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    MY REINCARNATION T-shirt. Your name will also appear on the Donor Wall and you will receive exclusive project updates and the email newsletter. (21.75 EURO est.)

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    THE CRYSTAL AND THE WAY OF LIGHT by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and John Shane. A beautiful book in which Namkhai Norbu tells the story of his own childhood in Tibet and discusses Dzogchen teachings. Your name will also appear on the Donor Wall and you will receive exclusive project updates and the email newsletter. (36.25 EURO est.)

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    Official MY REINCARNATION poster. Your name will also appear on the Donor Wall and you will receive exclusive project updates and the email newsletter. (50.70 EURO est.)

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    Limited Edition, pre-release MY REINCARNATION DVD (When available, est. Summer 2011) Receive your copy of the film before the official release. Your name will also appear on the Donor Wall and you will receive exclusive project updates and the email newsletter. (78.25 EURO est.)

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    Jennifer Fox DVD Package. Receive signed editions of Jennifer Fox’s previous films: BEIRUT: THE LAST HOME MOVIE, AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY and FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN. Your name will also appear on the Donor Wall and you will receive exclusive project updates and the email newsletter. (145 EURO est.)

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    3 Hour DVD of never before released footage shot by Jennifer Fox of the teachings of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu from 2002 - 2008 on love, death and enlightenment. Unbelievable! Available Christmas 2011. (181 EURO est.)

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    1 1/2 hour Skype session with Director Jennifer Fox. Whether it's producing advice (such as raising funds), or creative development (what to shoot), Jennifer can give you a short consultation in these areas! The topic choice is up to you! Film discussion and Q&A, director commentary... whatever you'd like!

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    MY REINCARNATION poster signed by one of the protagonists of the film, Khyentse Yeshe (Yeshi Silvano Namkhai), son and student of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. H.H. Sakya Trizin recognized YSN at birth as the reincarnation of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s maternal uncle, Khyentse Rinpoche Chökyi Wangchug, giving him the name Jamyang Chökyi Nyima. Your name will also appear on the Donor Wall and you will receive exclusive project updates and the email newsletter. (252.45 EURO est.)

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    Limited Edition Print of the Mandarava Painting by Dugu Choegyal Rinpoche and personally signed by Dugu Choegyal Rinpoche himself! Dugu Choegyal oversaw the making of these prints personally for the cause of raising funds for the film. Plus MY REINCARNATION 2012 Commercial DVD, your name on the Donor Wall, exclusive project updates and the email newsletter. (362.10 EURO est.)

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    Wrathful Guardian Thangka from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, in Brocade. The Tanka is authenticated by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche on the back panel. (38" l x 22" w). Plus MY REINCARNATION 2012 Commercial DVD, your name on the Donor Wall, exclusive project updates and the email newsletter. (460.92 EURO)

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    3-Hour consultation with internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker Jennifer Fox. Screen or discuss your film project idea with Jennifer and receive feedback. In NYC only, transportation not provided. Learn more about Jennifer at http://zohefilms.com. Plus Jennifer Fox DVD Package including MY REINCARNATION 2012 Commercial DVD, your name on the Donor Wall, exclusive project updates and the email newsletter. (507 EURO est.)

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    Chenrezig (Avoloktishvara) Thangka in beautiful brocade. Chenrezig is the deity of compassion. The Tanka is authenticated by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche on the back panel. (46" l x 36" w). Plus MY REINCARNATION 2012 Commercial DVD, your name on the Donor Wall, exclusive project updates and the email newsletter. (531.83 EURO)

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    THANK YOU credit on the official completed MY REINCARNATION, including the US theatrical version which will play on the big screen all over the United States! Thank you will also appear on credits for the US Festival premiere! Plus 2012 Commercial DVD of film. (724.20 EURO est.)

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    2 Tickets to the US Premiere. Meet the director in person. THANK YOU credit on the official completed MY REINCARNATION, including the US theatrical version which will play on the big screen all over the United States! Plus the 2012 Commercial DVD. Transportation not provided. (1,086.15 EURO est.)

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    Brand New, elegant Swiss - Maurice Lacroix - man's watch. This is a limited edition watch -- only 36 were made for the Zurich Film Festival where Jennifer was on the jury! In it's original box with all the original paperwork and original warranty. Valued at $3,500. THANK YOU credit on the official completed MY REINCARNATION, including the US theatrical version which will play on the big screen all over the United States! Plus the 2012 Commercial DVD. (1,810.25 EURO est.)

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    Exquisite watercolor on parchment Flying Dakinis Painting by esteemed painter and teacher, Dugu Choeygal Rinpoche, beautifully framed, museum quality, from my personal collection. (If Dhakinis can fly why not us?) (34.5" w x 38.5" l) You will also receive a THANK YOU credit on the official completed MY REINCARNATION, including the US theatrical version which will play on the big screen all over the United States, the 2012 Commercial DVD, Poster and T-shirt. (2127.35 EURO) (Shipping not included. Located in NYC, USA)

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    This personal, gorgeous Gold Ring with 7 Small Diamonds, was donated and worn by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, film protagonist and esteemed Buddhist Teacher. You will also receive a THANK YOU credit on the official completed MY REINCARNATION, including the US theatrical version which will play on the big screen all over the United States, the 2012 Commercial DVD, Poster and T-shirt. (3529.08 EURO)

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    Original Painting of Green Tara painted by Trimey Lodu, prime disciple of Dugu Choegyal Rinpoche (1997). Watercolor on Rice Paper, Unframed. One-of-a-kind painting and a great support of personal practice! From the filmmaker's own collection! Perfect for a Buddhist Center or a private home. Dimensions 32.5" x 24". You will also receive a THANK YOU credit on the official completed MY REINCARNATION, including the US theatrical version which will play on the big screen all over the United States, the 2012 Commercial DVD, Poster and T-shirt. (4,344.65 EURO est.) (Shipping not included. Located in NYC, USA)

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    Original Vajrapani Painting by the renowned Meditation Master and artist, the Eighth Dugu Choegyal Rinpoche (1983). Watercolor on Rice Paper, with Gold detail. Beautifully framed. Museum Quality. Dimensions 39" x 17” So special and sure to transform any space! Perfect for a Gar or a private home. From the filmmaker's personal collection! You will also receive a THANK YOU credit on the official completed MY REINCARNATION, including the US theatrical version which will play on the big screen all over the United States, the 2012 Commercial DVD, Poster and T-shirt. (5,069.15 EURO est.) (Shipping not included. Located in NYC, USA)

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    Donated by Khyentse Yeshe, this is a very unique statue of the deity Vajrapani in Yab-Yum, Heruka form. This is the main deity from the Terma Teaching of Heka Linga (The name of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche’s uncle, Khyentse, and Yeshi’s reincarnation). It is very heavy and 40 cm tall and 25 cm width. You will also receive a THANK YOU credit on the official completed MY REINCARNATION, including the US theatrical version which will play on the big screen all over the United States, the 2012 Commercial DVD, Poster and T-shirt. (5002.85 EURO) (Shipping not included. Located in NYC, USA)

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    Gorgeous, hand-painted, one-of-a-kind Tibetan Chest. This traditional, antique chest measures 39" L x 31" H x 15" W. You will also receive a THANK YOU credit on the official completed MY REINCARNATION, including the US theatrical version which will play on the big screen all over the United States, the 2012 Commercial DVD, Poster and T-shirt. (3669.21 EURO est.) (Shipping not included. Located in NYC, USA)

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit on the official completed MY REINCARNATION, on the USA theatrical version and -- a very special reward -- on the PBS BROADCAST VERSION on POV, PBS’ prime-time television series. See your name on the big screen, on PBS prime-time and on IMDB! Plus the 2012 Commercial DVD and Jennifer Fox DVD Package. (7,241.65 EURO est.)

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