quarta-feira, 6 de janeiro de 2010

Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk

Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk Rinpoche, Himachal Pradesh, India, 1997

Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk, a highly revered master of the Sakya lineage, trained under the late Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro at Dzongsar Monastery in Tibet. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has received teachings and empowerments from him. He is the head abbot of the Dzongsar Institute, but in recent years has been mainly in retreat. He shared with me the following: "The main merit of the practice of Buddhism is in the improvement or the evolution of the mind and the way of thinking. It stops evil thoughts and instills the power of positive thinking. This will bring, in this life, a harmonious coexistence with all sentient beings. It will end the will to harm, it brings peace, and it instills the will to help and to be compassionate and caring. This thought will grow during a man's life, during his death, after his death, even when he is reborn, and through many other rebirths until finally reaching the ultimate aim of Buddhist practice, enlightenment, which will be devoid of any suffering of the body or of the spirit. These are the merits of Buddhism, which are not only for this life but also for all the coming lives until the attainment of buddhahood."
by Don Farber

O Khenpo Kunga (1921-2008) veio a pé do Tibet para a Índia para ver a incarnação de seu guru. Com ele vieram muitos ensinamentos que estariam perdidos sem ele. S. S. Dalai Lama disponibilizou seus médicos e fez para o khenpo pujas de longa vida, tal a importância de sua vinda. Foto de R. SAMUEL, KATMANDHU, 1993.
NO ano de 1993 Khenpo kunga durante o DUN TAB KUNTU nos deu o lung do tantra de Tara. Foram dois dias, de manhã e de tarde, de leitura em tibetano.