Glyn wrote:Please share stories of Tulkus who have rejected their roles and are doing other things with their lives? The only ones I can think of are somewhat controversial, with the exception of Osel Torres, who is now teaching a bit.
I'm sorry, I didn't read the whole thread. However here are some notes I have, you may enjoy this first link to Ossian's story as told by his mother Hetty on her blog:
Namtar of the Wee Lama Boy:http://www.phantomlyoracula.com/2007/03/namtar-of-wee-lama-boy.html
Ossian short flick
Premiere Date: September 4, 1990
Filmmaker: Thomas Anderson
News of Ossian's mother's passing away. "My dear Hetty passed away on the 10th June 2011",
post at bottom of page...http://ladylavona.blogspot.com/2009/07/hetty-maclise.html
Book: "Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions"
edited by Vanessa R. Sasson mentions Ossian & others...all around page 424 (find page 424) : http://books.google.com/books?id=_TytPQ1gCvwC&pg=PA425&lpg=PA425&dq=Ossian+tulku&source=bl&ots=4l8Vu5uj7G&sig=5GYCFIdEDDjlQlnft4o171UEo3E&hl=en&sa=X&ei=tLZxUo2zBYnQ7Ab4v4CoDw&ved=0CFgQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=Ossian%20tulku&f=false
Tulku Thondop's Book an interview on youtube (INCARNATION in three parts):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5fIEa9te1A
Besides this you might want to see the movie "My Reincarnation" with CHNN's son if you have not seen it already, it is really excellent imho. There is a kind of reluctance which is described in the video with the "whys" concerning CHNN's son to just kind of step into what he describes as a traditionally prescribed role...he didn't take to this idea of this role right away...some important details of their father/son relationship are shared in this video.