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  • Writer's pictureLama Jigme Gyatso

Is Tantric Empowerment Necessary? - 11nov21

There is a controversy

about tantric empowerment.

As a young man the Tibetan Lama:

Dza Patrul Rinpoche

wrote a fundamentalist tome

extoling a rigid view of Buddhist practice;

this book is very popular.

However after a lifetime of practice

his final meditation manual

“The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones”

(which is available on Amazon dot com)

views Buddhism

through a progressive lens.

In the context of explaining the Chenrezig practice

the book explains (amongst other things)

that traditional transmission and empowerment

are not important.

Surprisingly the fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet

wrote an enthusiastic forward to this book.

Essentially a lifetime of practice

transformed Dza Patrul Rinpoche

from a Mace Windu

into a Qui Gon Jinn.

Let us conclude

with a simple

call to action

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