not take me long to realize my great good fortune in having met
Rinpoche under such wonderful circumstances. Shortly after the
Bodghaya meeting, Rinpoche came to MALAYSIA to
give a series of teachings and to conduct a one week religious
retreat in the mountains just outside of KUALA LUMPUR.
few days I took the most intensive course imaginable in Mahayan
Buddhism. It was such an exhilarating & mind-blowing experience...
beautiful beyond anything I could ever have imagined.
what a perfectly qualified lama I had inadvertently
met. I saw first hand His awesome qualities of humility
and compassion. There was an aura of purity around Rinpoche
that words cannot describe. I felt very blessed. I devoured His
words like a hungry and thirsty man starved of food and water.
know that week changed my life forever.
after the retreat, I took REFUGE with Rinpoche,
fomrally becoming his student and taking him as my Lama.More importantly,
He gave me permission to participate in the GREATER CHENRESIG
INITIATION which He was granting. The initiation opened
a new world for me. In time I would be able to learn the secret
teachings of Buddha which would put me on the quick path
to come to understand the Bodhisattva vows
and the mind training that would make my Bodhicitta
heart arise. All these terms seemed starnge then, but
over time I was to develop an easy familiarity with them... if
you have read this far, let me bring you on my journey of bliss.
For me, the root of my path is Lama Zopa Rinpoche.