By Tulku Sherdor
An emaciated yogi spending years in remoted retreat cabins in chilly northern climes, usually with no electrical strength or working water... assistance to the United States s so much prestigious litigation enterprise, hurtling around the skies in a leased jet to place out felony brushfires, with billions of greenbacks at stake... A reincarnate Lama swathed in maroon and gold gowns atop a throne of honor amidst millions of priests in an impressive 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 center disciple for a dozen years to a real King of loopy Wisdom.... One individual matches all of those descriptions, and plenty of extra. examine his striking 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 real nature.
A tender-hearted compliment and elegy to the good Tibetan Buddhist masters of our occasions. - Moke Mokotoff, Zangdokpalri Foundation
An wonderful and unique paintings of literature via a well known western Lama within the Tibetan Buddhist culture, hailed as "deeply relocating and ... remarkably good written." --Erik Pema Kunsang, Rangjung Yeshe
"The outstanding tales rank correct up there with these in Blazing attractiveness, the memoirs of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche." -Lama Surya Das, Dzogchen origin
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There across the room sat Tulku Urgyen in his meditation box next to a large picture window, waist wrapped in a simple blanket, more composed than I had ever thought it possible for anyone to be. He looked at me through his large glasses. I entered. I hardly noticed his student and translator, Erik Schmidt, sitting quietly by his side. ” Our eyes met, and then I watched myself bow without premeditation and with uncontrived respect, struck to my very marrow by his presence, his calm, his mind enveloping the entire space and dissolving every last concept of self-importance I had carried into the room but a moment before.
I stepped up and out through that aperture, and in that moment, everything changed. My awareness, like a fourth of July firework, burst wide open, and raced toward and joined with every star in that sky, all at once. I experienced every point of light as a node within a great field of awareness, with which I was one. I was home. This was who “I” really was. This, I felt, was what it was like, or could be like, to die. I awoke awash in tears. , I called Andrew’s home and woke his mother. I related every detail of this dream, and she promised to relate it to Andrew in turn, in the morning when she was to see him in the hospital.
Homage to Trungpa Chokyi Gyatso, whom I never met in person, yet taught me so much by placing his noble sangha along my path of service over and over again. Homage to Bhokar Tulku, who could not have been more gracious and genuine. Homage to Chadral Sanjay Dorje, who dispenses with false charm and modesty and simply trains great and humble lamas. Homage to Khenchen Trangu, he of gentle lucidity, my preceptor and advisor on the mahamudra teachings of the supreme siddhas. Homage to Khenpo Tsultrim Gyatso, who dances with lyrical prowess over and through many fields of precious learning, always leaving a great harvest behind.