Tales of Awakening

Tales Of Awakening

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In Tales of Awakening 65 students of Namgyal Rinpoche tell stories of  interactions they had in a class or traveling around the world with  their teacher of meditation. There is great diversity in viewpoint,  realization before and after the interactions and in the signal he sent  to each student in that moment in their lives. In the sum of the  stories, teachings, and quotes, the essence of this book emerges.

Many  authors who share in these pages are also teachers. Centers in many  countries around the world and and books by Namgyal Rinpoche are listed  in appendices


 

Travels, Teachings and Transcendence with Namgyal Rinpoche (1931-2003)

 Gathered by Rab Wilkie & David Berry
Published April 23, 2012 

Quotes from Namgyal Rinpoche​

Don’t look to the Lama to save you. If the Lama could, it  would have been done long ago. You must walk the path yourself. Put  responsibility on your own true nature.

Namgyal Rinpoche, Dharma Centre of Canada, 1993 


 There are only two choices: Victim of life of  Victor of life. We are hurled from womb to womb. You can lie down to  wait or you can get on with it! That's life - you have to get engaged

Namgyal Rinpoche, Dharma Centre of Canada, 1996 

Book Excerpts

One Voice, Christine Wihak

Switzerland, 1980s

Rinpoche  was offering public teachings in Zurich. A woman in the audience had  been a student of the guru Osho, who had recently died. With a very  worried expression on her face, she asked whether she should be taking  teaching from someone other than Osho.

Rinpoche replied simply,  “If you know that all the Awakened Ones speak with one voice, you  should. If you don't know that, you shouldn't.”

Bridgeview, Carina Bomers

Kinmount, 1990s

We  were standing on the bridge in Kinmount and looking at a house in the  distance that was completely burned down in a fire the night before.

One  of our Dharma friends had lost everything in that house and Rinpoche  quietly said, “See how it can all go up in flames so fast at any time.  It’s best you get to work on your meditation. Those results do not  disappear in any fire and last from lifetime to lifetime.”