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Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama in Toronto 1999

I met Dalai Lama in Canada, US and Europe couple of times at his conferences where I shared with him my time spent in Tibet. Dalai-Lama is a Holy Man.

I was very impressed by his compassion. We spoke about Dalai Lama’ spiritual lineage the comes from Gelugpa Buddhism Lineage. Gelugba School (known also as Gelu-School) was founded in 1390 by the Buddhist Monk Je-Tsongkhapa who promoted the MAHAYANA principle of universal compassion as the fundamental spiritual orientation.

Dalai-Lama explained to me the central teaching of the Gelugba School (“The Stages of the Path” or “Lamrim”) based on the Indian Master Atisa (Atisa lived in the 11th century) and the systematic cultivation of he view of emptiness. Basically this is Vajrayana a combination of Yoga of Highest Yoga Tantra Deities such as Cakrasamvara, Yamantaka, Kalacakra and Guhyasamaja where the key focus is the direct experience of the invisible union of bliss and emptiness.

Dalai-Lama used to say: “If one is on the move it is Guhyasamaja. If one is still, it is Guhyasamaja. If one is meditating, it should be upon Guhyasamaja.”

I had an exceptional experience with Dalai-Lama. Just staying near him it lightened my soul and my spirit.