The Spiritual Teacher
The spiritual teacher has a key role in Tibetan Buddhism. He is an instructor, a friend and a spiritual support. He is also an experienced guide who knows the way and can advise and support us.
But more than anything, his presence is a constant inspiration and example, and the living proof that Buddhahood is possible.
The Power of Lineage
Within the context of Tibetan Buddhism, the importance of lineage extends far beyond the ordinary sense of a particular line of inheritance or descent. Lineage is a sacred trust through which the integrity of Buddha’s teachings is preserved intact as it is transmitted from one generation to the next. Therefore, albeit having received teachings from authentic teachers doesn’t say anything about somebody’s spiritual realization, tracing someone’s line of transmission still is paramount.
Teachers from whom I received the most teachings, instructions, and empowerments
Kyabje Rinpoche was a very close disciple of both Dudjom Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. I also had the great fortune to receive many teachings and empowerments from him.
Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche was born as the eldest daughter of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen. I received teachings and empowerments from her and feel great respect and devotion.
Pema Wangyal Rinpoche was recognized at an early age as one of the two incarnations of Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche. It was under his direct guidance that I did the 3 years retreat.
I also received teachings and transmissions from a number of other teachers, among which: