El·e·na [el-uh-nuh, uh-ley-nuh; It. e-le-nah] /ˈɛlənə, əˈleɪnə; It. ɛˈlɛnɑ/ –noun a female given name, form of Helen // A proud student of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche // Personal assistant with a BSc (Hons) Psych from Uni of Warwick // These are snapshots of my life, in words and pictures

Kundun

April 5, 2011 0

kundunIf there is any point during the movie that always makes me cry, it is the point where His Holiness is asked to choose what ritual implements are his. What a groundbreaking moment that must have been for the entourage to witness something as special as that, for that was the moment the world regained our Chenrezig.

When I watch the movie, it makes me think of two things: one, that I am proud to belong to such a rich tradition and two, that every single day, all around the world our lamas are being reborn and recognised in the same way.

And so the cycle continues – lama teaches student and the student, if they truly are a student, practises. In this cycle, the Dharma is preserved in the practice and hearts of teacher and disciple.

There are so many other bits of this movie that I love – when His Holiness was receiving teachings from His Holiness Ling Rinpoche and His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche, or when His Holiness was talking to Taktra Rinpoche and, in the middle of conversation, asks his attendants to rescue some sheep…

May great lamas continue to be reborn and turn the wheel of Dharma for the benefit of all sentient beings, and may all beings who are suffering be free from their obstacles so that the holy Dharma may benefit them.

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