The relationship with a teacher

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Part of a series of teachings on Essence of Refined Gold by the Third Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso. The text is a commentary on Songs of Experience by Lama Tsongkhapa. These teachings were given during the 2007 Chenrezig Winter Retreat at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Why pleasing the spiritual mentor is stressed in the teachings
  • What it is that pleases our teachers: transforming our minds
  • The qualities of a teacher and developing a relationship
  • The dangers of thinking negatively about our teachers
    • Doesn’t mean whitewashing things

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