THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

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Advice From Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.

During the SummerCamp at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde, Denmark, I had the opportunity to record a beautiful meeting with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and Erik Pema Kunsang. I was hoping to catch the intimate feeling of their deep friendship, their teacher-student relationship and the respect and love they share for each other. I’m sure you notice the extra gentle sweetness and kindness in Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s voice, while answering Erik’s questions. 

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Tara Trinley Wangmo

Tara Trinley Wangmo

Art of Life artist & promoter of all living beings’ right to freedom and enlightenment. Founder of LEVEKUNST.com. Other LEVEKUNST articles by the same author.

Graphic animation by Thomas Boedker.
Recommended reading by and about Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.

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  1. So welcome and appreciated especially after the US election. May unceasing healing happen everywhere and for all beings. Thank you

  2. This is very beautiful and appreciated.

    Long life to Rinpoche and all the teachers as well as Erik and Tara.

    Thank you

  3. Such a beautiful, pith summary of the Vajrayana path……a most simple, yet profound example of spiritual transmission between a teacher and his long time, devoted student. The way Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche stresses the need to ALWAYS combine living kindness in our daily human relationships as an expression of the realization of emptiness (non-dual samadhi) is one of his greatest qualities. Thank you Erik & Tara for sharing this type of interaction….it’s rare to see it on video. Very moving and inspiring for those of us who have known Rinpoche for many years throughout the many ups & downs of our lives. Without this unconditional compassion-love for others, what good are all the “higher” yogic realizations in the end? I remember hearing Chokyi Nyima once saying, on a Union of Mahamudra & Dzogchen retreat, that you can get fully enlightened just thru the realization of bodhichitta alone. I felt this message pierced my heart in that moment (I wept spontaneously for a long time) in a way that rewired my whole approach to Dharma practice in a refreshed way that allowed me to feel simultaneously more in touch with my and others suffering, while not restricting in any way the seemingly paradoxical joy and bliss of the freedom from the illusion of self that also was arising in awareness…..like tasting a bit of freedom from the terror of birth & death in a uniquely HUMAN way….as Milarepa said, “when the Great Compassion arose, I felt that all beings of the 3 realms were inslaved in a prison of fire”.

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