Gelek Rimpoche In Memoriam (video)

2017-02-24 13:20 #0 av: Fredrik1

"Gelek Rimpoche (b 26 October 1939)
died on 15 February 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan after undergoing surgery the previous month. "(https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gelek_Rimpoche )

"Gelek Rimpoche
Born in Lhasa, Tibet, in 1939, Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche was recognized as an incarnate lama at the age of four. Carefully tutored from an early age by some of Tibet’s greatest living masters, Rimpoche gained renown for his powers of memory, intellectual judgment and penetrating insight. As a small child living in a monk’s cell in a country with no electricity or running water, and little news of the outside world, he had scoured the pictures of torn copies of Life Magazine for anything he could gather about America. Now Rimpoche brings his life experience and wisdom to both the east and the west.

Among the last generation of lamas educated in Drepung Monastery before the Communist Chinese invasion of Tibet, Gelek Rimpoche was forced to flee to India in 1959. He later edited and printed over 170 volumes of rare Tibetan manuscripts that would have otherwise been lost to humanity. Rimpoche was also instrumental in forming organizations that would share the great wisdom of Tibet with the outside world. In this and other ways, he has played a crucial role in the survival of Tibetan Buddhism.

He was director of Tibet House in Delhi, India and a radio host at All India Radio. He conducted over 1000 interviews in compiling an oral history of the fall of Tibet to the Communist Chinese. In the late 1970’s Rimpoche was directed to teach Western students by his teachers, the Senior and Junior Masters to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Since that time he has taught Buddhist practitioners around the world.

Rimpoche is particularly distinguished for his thorough familiarity with modern culture, and special effectiveness as a teacher of Western practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. Recognizing the unique opportunity for the interface of spiritual and material concerns in today's world, Rimpoche has also opened a dialogue with science, psychology, medicine, metaphysics, politics, and the arts.

In 1988, Rimpoche founded Jewel Heart, a Tibetan Buddhist Center. His Collected Works now include over 32 transcripts of his teachings, numerous articles as well as the national bestseller Good Life, Good Death (Riverhead Books 2001) and the Tara Box: Rituals for Protection and Healing from the Female Buddha (New World Library 2004). Rimpoche is a U.S. citizen and lives in Michigan."

The video included is the last episode in his Sundays with Gelek Rimpoche-teaching series.

 "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible"   H.H Dalai Lama

2017-03-13 15:39 #1 av: Fredrik1

Rememberances of Gelek Rimpoche by Glenn Mullin.

 "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible"   H.H Dalai Lama

2017-05-19 12:03 #2 av: Fredrik1

"Prayer for Gelek Rimpoche’s Quick Return
Ri me dro wai ma dri dza she chig
De zhin sheg dang dam chö gen dun de
Gyü de ne sung yi dam lhag pai lha
Kün la yo me nying nä söl wa deb
I bow to Buddha,
The One who loves All sentient beings,
To Dharma and Sangha,
The Yidams and special Bhagavans of the tantric texts.
Nga gi wang chug jam pel nying po yi
Wang gyur yön ten du mä rab gyun pa
Ge lek je wa bum gyi jung nä che
Leg she gyun mar drog la söl wa deb
I bow to you,
Ornamented by a wealth of Manjushri's qualities,
Who teaches us continually;
You are the source of inestimable goodness and virtue.
ལས་ཅན་འགྲོ་བ་ད... "

 "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible"   H.H Dalai Lama


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