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heart wrote:Yes, many years ago, I felt something "Oh Yeah, I'm home" when I met Guru Rinpoche. It was so true. Today is Guru Rinpoche day, the 25th day of the lunar month, so it is very auspicious that you ask about this.
MrDistracted wrote:Welcoming but steadfast sounds about right
Was it POL/Vajrayana Foundation by any chance? If so, that statue was made and painted by Dungsey Thinley Norbu Rinpoche.
Lama Tharchin Rinpoche (below) who is the lama at POL is a great, great lama and I would try to meet him if you have a chance. I have travelled from the UK a few times to POL....
They have cancelled their Losar retreat, but if you can get to the spring retreat please go. I cannot recommend the place and Lama Tharchin Rinpoche enough
You can also get dvds and recordings of his teachings if you wanted to see those http://heartteachings.com/ , actually i think the Jnanasukha foundation has some of his teachings you can download here http://www.jnanasukha.org/media/
All the best
ngodrup wrote:Generally speaking, images is Guru Rinpoche have subtle aspects in their facial expression
of peace, bliss (or playful if you will) and wrath. So, what you see is what your karma
gives you to see.
Paul wrote:Indeed - some are very peaceful:
Some are very wrathful:
And some manifestations are extremely wrathful:
Nirmanakayas are like a Rorschach test...
MrDistracted wrote:Lama Tharchin's close relative, Loppon Jigme Rinpoche, who is a heart son of Chadral Rinpoche, is in Marin if that's near you aswell. http://www.loppon.info/