Lineage2018-10-21T21:59:19+00:00

“The teacher with infinite qualities complete Is the wisdom and compassion of all Buddhas.  Appearing in human form for beings’ sake, He is the unequalled source of all accomplishments.”
– From ‘Words of My Perfect Teacher

“The teacher with infinite qualities complete Is the wisdom and compassion of all Buddhas.  Appearing in human form for beings’ sake, He is the unequalled source of all accomplishments.”
– From ‘Words of My Perfect Teacher

In the Buddhist tantric tradition, the Lama or Guru is the most important element for one’s spiritual progress. Without a perfect teacher – one who has traversed the path and who possesses an authentic lineage – it is difficult to attain stable realization. As Patrul Rinpoche writes in his famous text, “The Words of My Perfect Teacher:”

No sutra, tantra or shastra speaks of any being ever attaining perfect Buddhahood without having followed a spiritual teacher. We can see for ourselves that nobody has ever developed the accomplishments belonging to the stages and paths by means of their own ingenuity and prowess. Indeed, all beings, ourselves included, show particular talent in discovering wrong paths to take – while when it comes to following the path leading to liberation and omniscience we are as confused as a blind person wandering alone in the middle of a deserted plain. A spiritual teacher is our true guide, and we must follow him with respect.

In the Buddhist tantric tradition, the Lama or Guru is the most important element for one’s spiritual progress. Without a perfect teacher – one who has traversed the path and who possesses an authentic lineage – it is difficult to attain stable realization. As Patrul Rinpoche writes in his famous text, “The Words of My Perfect Teacher:”

No sutra, tantra or shastra speaks of any being ever attaining perfect Buddhahood without having followed a spiritual teacher. We can see for ourselves that nobody has ever developed the accomplishments belonging to the stages and paths by means of their own ingenuity and prowess. Indeed, all beings, ourselves included, show particular talent in discovering wrong paths to take – while when it comes to following the path leading to liberation and omniscience we are as confused as a blind person wandering alone in the middle of a deserted plain. A spiritual teacher is our true guide, and we must follow him with respect.

Lineage Lamas

Lineage Lamas