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April 29, 2019 0


Tsem Rinpoche explaining to students about the holiness, background, and intense practice of some lamas of other traditions.

Oftentimes, Rinpoche will share quotes, teachings and stories about lamas of other lineages that he feels will enrich our spiritual practice and Dharma learning. For example, the time Rinpoche met His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and how Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche held his hands and smiled so benevolently, and how Rinpoche was totally overwhelmed by the compassion and bodhicitta radiating from the great lama.

Or how the practice of Dorje Shugden originated from the Sakya tradition, where Dorje Shugden was first enthroned as an enlightened Dharma Protector, and how many Gelug prayers propitiating his blessings today have their origins in the Sakya liturgies.

This occasion was no different when Rinpoche was having a meeting with residents of Kechara Forest Retreat, and explained about how the different traditions and lineages of Tibetan Buddhism are linked, and how attained some of the lamas are. When all’s been said and done, there is no ultimate difference between the different schools and traditions. What we all want is peace, both inside and around us, for ourselves and for others. Committing to our teachers and their instructions for us is the basis for results and spiritual success, and that is what Rinpoche teaches.

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