Friday, September 30, 2005

Chatral, Dudjom and Dilgo Khyentse, Rinpoches

This is one of the most famously copied pictures in India and Nepal, yet rare to find in high quality. It was also a rare occasion to have such great masters sitting together. The place must be either Kalimpong or Darjeeling in the early 1960s.
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8 comments:

veronica maas said...

An excellent book wealth of of stories and advice, easy to read,
profound to contemplate upon

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the Book, the tour and the blog.
The pictures are amazing.
With GRATITUDE...

Anonymous said...

what is the significance of the red and white shawl rather than the maroon one?

Erik Pema Kunsang said...

The maroon shawl originates with one of the 18 schools of the Vinaya which was brough to Tibet. The Red and white shawl is specifically Vajrayana and has profound symbolism, f.i. the indivisible unity of bliss and emptiness.

Daniel Spitzer said...

Thank you for posting such important and memorable photos so that they are openly accessible to anyone with a computer.

Zopa said...

Lovely pictures of the wonderful Tibetan Masters. Thanks for sharing them.
I have a site as well, http://www.tonglen.oceandrop.org/

Great blessings to you and all

Trisha

sherabray said...

once i ask Rinpoche,the reason that some of the yogi keeping long hairs and some not, a they can take the tantric vow for keep their hairs for their whole life...And, in Vajrayana, the hair may represented the "wisdom"aspect,just like in the case of Chimey Dorje...

Erik Pema Kunsang said...

For Sherab Ray,

Sometimes the long hair that symbolizes the Sambhogakaya deity and naturalness may be for the practitioner's own progress and realization. Sometimes, in the case of a high master, it may be for the benefit of other beings. Taking the position of a monk or a minister may also be for the benefit of other beings. I have found that, sometimes, it is better for us to withold judgement.