SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 BY TENPEL
Q: Your Holiness, what advice might you give those of us who are working to develop Buddhist communities and organizations in the West?
A: ... I would like to share some of my thoughts with all of you gathered here, brothers and sisters in Buddhism.
First of all, Buddhism corresponds to a new tradition, a religion which did not previously exist in the West. Consequently, it is normal that all those who are interested in Buddhism in its Tibetan form would also like to be informed about and continue to study other religions and traditions. This is perfectly natural. However, for those who are seriously thinking of converting to Buddhism, that is, of changing your religion, it is very important to take every precaution. more...