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Understanding Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s passing and praying for his swift return

Understanding Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s passing and praying for his swift return

An online talk for Shantideva Center in New York.

  • The importance of meeting a spiritual teacher
  • Dealing with grief and feelings of ambivalence
  • Staying connected to our teacher through the teachings
  • How prayers for a teacher’s swift return work 
  • What it means to take on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s obstacles
  • Dealing with regrets about the teacher-student relationship
  • Wanting praise and recognition from our teacher
  • Stop comparing ourselves to other practitioners
  • Questions and answers
    • The significance of when Lama Zopa Rinpoche passed away
    • How his reincarnation will be identified
Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.

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