by Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Our Sangha recently had the pleasure of receiving a glorious teaching from Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche entitled, “How to become a good practitioner.” Rinpoche began his lecture with the following words:
In many ways, you know more than me. Because there are so many books about Tibetan Buddhism that are written in English, you have had the opportunity to read from many masters from many different schools. You can read teachings from Thai, Chinese and Zen Buddhism books as well as from the Indian and Tibetan Masters.
Yet, I have received many teachings from lots of Tibetan Masters, many of them being realized Masters. It is hard to really know who is on the path or who is realized. However, from my side, I respect them as Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. For me, they are very important spiritual teachers, the most important beings in my life. More than my parents, or the same as my parents.
This means that we are like 50/50. You know more than me in one way, by being able to read so much information on the Buddhadharma. Then, I know more than you in another way that I can share with you. That is why I am here today to sit down and give this talk, to be able to pass down to you the teachings that I have received over many years. I have tried very hard to learn English to be able to communicate with you in the best way possible, to save the time that it takes to translate.
If you would like to read the complete transcript, you can download it here.