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...
By Buddhistdoor Buddhistdoor Global | 2016-09-23
Buddhistdoor Global: Thank you very much for joining us, Rinpoche. To begin, could you tell us about some of your unique experiences during your wandering retreat? Could it be said that you have reached a certain milestone in your own practice as a result, and if so what will this mean for your future teachings?
YMR: There were two things that I learned. One was to really improve my meditation. The whole purpose was to develop meditation. The second was that I learned a lot of things about life. more...