“Traditionally, most Tibetan spiritual seekers, as well as their teachers, were celibate monks or nuns with limited knowledge of family life, gained primarily from their childhood.”

Wisdom via Alexander Berzin.

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“For example, Western students may think that they need to act like Tibetans, or that Tibetan teachers should behave more like Westerners.”

Wisdom via Alexander Berzin.

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“It is only natural, then, that the relationship will differ according to whether the parties are both Tibetan, or both Western, or one of each. “

The Wisdom via Alexander Berzin.

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“Charlatans and scoundrels may present themselves as great teachers. They may even have professionals launch effective advertising campaigns for their books and lecture tours.”

Wisdom via Alexander Berzin.

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“Neither the Dalai Lama nor the heads of the four traditions have the authority to dictate who are qualified teachers or to declare people incompetent”

Wisdom via Alexander Berzin,

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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche sans robes a work in progress?

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“Chaotic situations must not be rejected”

Wisdom via Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, image mine.

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Nothing is outside the scope of a Karmapa’s activity, speaking of Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s Panama Papers Kagyu Monlam LTD scandal

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“You have to make use of every aspect of yourself” 

Wisdom via Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, image mine.

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Ogyen Trinley Dorje is a Chinese active measure, always has been always will be…

A woke dharma practitioner can deal with this, it’s all good.

Marpa wasn’t a good person either.

Nothing is outside the scope of a Karmapa’s activities.

How we process what the guru appears as to us therein is the fruition of our practice as such.

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