In Sanskrit the word for a human being is purusha. In English, this translates to “born with potential.”
Having obtained this precious human life, we have the intelligence to cultivate the wisdom that knows the true nature of all phenomena. This means we have the potential to realize the true source of both temporary and ultimate happiness for ourselves and others.
Engaging in the causes that result in the happiness we seek is what makes this human life ultimately meaningful.
~Khentrul Lodrö T’hayé Rinpoche was born in eastern Tibet. He began his formal training at the age of 7 when he took ordination as a monk. He then spent over 20 years studying in some of the most prestigious schools for Buddhist philosophy. He was fortunate to study and practice at the feet of some of the greatest masters of this century. During that time, he also spent three of those years in meditation retreats. He received the Khenpo Degree, equivalent to a PHD in Buddhist philosophy three times.
Rinpoche is the abbot of Katok Mardo Tashi Choling, a monastery in Tibet where he is responsible for over 300 monks and 100 Children for whom he provides food, lodging, education, a temple, and other facilities. Rinpoche traveled to the U.S. in 2002 to start a Shedra, a traditional study program for Buddhist philosophy. This year commemorates 14 consecutive years of this program. During this time he also established over 20 retreat centers and travels constantly throughout the U.S. and other countries.
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