By Tulku Sherdor
An emaciated yogi spending years in remoted retreat cabins in chilly northern climes, frequently with out electrical energy or operating water... suggestions to the US s such a lot prestigious litigation company, hurtling around the skies in a leased jet to place out criminal brushfires, with billions of greenbacks at stake... A reincarnate Lama swathed in maroon and gold gowns atop a throne of honor amidst hundreds of thousands of priests in a powerful temple within the distant Tibetan hinterland of Golog... A Human Rights activist suffering to unfastened indentured slaves within the sweltering jungles of western Nepal... Translator, attendant and middle disciple for a dozen years to a real King of loopy Wisdom.... One individual suits all of those descriptions, and plenty of extra. examine his notable existence s trip to this point, and his wry, sharp, and candid reflections on existence, dying, rebirth, and that which nor is born nor dies our precise nature.
A tender-hearted compliment and elegy to the nice Tibetan Buddhist masters of our occasions. - Moke Mokotoff, Zangdokpalri Foundation
An enjoyable and unique paintings of literature by means of a widely known western Lama within the Tibetan Buddhist culture, hailed as "deeply relocating and ... remarkably good written." --Erik Pema Kunsang, Rangjung Yeshe
"The remarkable tales rank correct up there with these in Blazing beauty, the memoirs of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche." -Lama Surya Das, Dzogchen starting place
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I was an elderly Lama living in tight quarters with a group of eight to ten monks in their teens and twenties, who were my students. We were in a small building amidst wintry night, with just oil lamps illuminating our simple abode. Our studies were interrupted by a small band of Chinese Red Army soldiers with bayoneted rifles. I advised my young charges to be submissive and play along with the soldiers, hoping that if we humored them, they would eventually get bored and leave. One of the soldiers handed his rifle to a robed student, and pantomimed that the student should stab one of his colleagues.
Including Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg, came to Nepal to study with my teacher, Tulku Urgyen. Standing, indeed rooted in the blessing of that time and that sacred place of the Buddha’s enlightenment, I found myself at the proverbial crossroads. To my dewy eyes, it seemed entirely possible to remain and practice in the East, and drop the life I had known until then, like a husk that had molted off my back. Truth be told, I had never felt more at home, happy and alive than in those heady days of entering the doorway of the dharma.
When I was a graduate student at the University of Virginia (studying with the oil, water and fire triumvirate of Bud-dhist scholar Jeffrey Hopkins, renowned philosopher Richard Rorty, and religious literature icon Nathan Scott), I happened across a thick, two-volume set of interviews Professor Ian Stevenson of the Psychology Department had conducted with Tibetan Tulkus, or reincarnate Lamas, and others claiming to recall past life experiences. The evidence was rather compelling that some people, at least, accurately recall their previous lives.