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Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, spiritual director of Gaden for the West meditation centres in Canada, U.S. and Australia.
The writers and editors at Buddha Weekly wish Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche a very happy birthday — and wishes for his long life. Our headline is a quote from the long-life prayer to Zasep Rinpoche composed by the illustrious Kyabje Trijang RInpoche at the request of Ponpo Nawang Losang.
The birthdays of any great Buddhist teacher should be celebrated — they have dedicated their lives to the Dharma — and especially the great lights who came out of Tibet, teachers of ancient lineage stretching back to Shakyamuni Buddha (563 BCE – 483 BCE).
There is something special about Dharma preserved in the ancient land of Tibet — and the people who migrated from the high mountains. As Rinpoche explained in his Autobiography, A Tulku’s Journey from Tibet to Canada:
“To become who I am today, I began with many advantages. I was born into a loving, well-to-do family in an incredibly beautiful homeland rich in tradition, and I was given a rigorous spiritual education from highly realized Buddhist masters. Later on in my youth, I had a lot of suffering. I had to flee my homeland, I had to endure great hardship and loss as a refugee, and I had to adapt to a strange new world with values and customs so very different from the ones I had learned as a child. My experiences as a refugee faced with building a new life made me who I am today.”
Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, here pictured in a teaching trip to Mongolia.
For the full review of A Tulku’s Journey from Tibet to Canada (soon to be available in second edition paperback on Amazon), view here>
By: Lee Kane
Title: Happy Birthday Venerable Zasep Rinpoche: May the pure white light of your peerless wisdom shine undiminished until the end of existence
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Published Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 06:05:55 +0000