First of all, first of all, Tashi Delek, and good morning and good afternoon. My sincere apology for being late, due to the great city of England and London and then all the traffic, my sincere apologies for that.
And then the other thing that I would like to say is that thank you for this grand ceremony and introduction from the BCCUK, and, and thank you very much for inviting me over here, and the community and the board of director of the BCCUK and thank you very much Kaji Sherpa-la and then all the board of directors and the volunteers for organising such a beautiful event. Thank you very much.
And then also, all the dharma brothers and sisters of BCCUK, that you’ve been training and practicing Ngöndro, you know, from His Holiness Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, through person, by khenpos and lamas, by through online, by Rinpoche’s teaching. So I’m very inspired by that, and please continue your activity and your commitment and the practice.
Because nowadays, many people they like to talk about “emptiness this” and “emptiness that”, but have no foundation whatsoever. And the idea is one thing, but the practical method to make a self improvement is another thing. So when you’re committing yourself to do such Ngöndro practice by the great master, and then guided by the khenpos and lamas, and that is the most important. And then eventually that will have a long term effect.
And then those who cannot do the Ngondro practice, at least try to practice the six syllable teaching that is taught by His Holiness Dalai Lama all the time, so, to be maintain in that loving kindness practice as well.
And then also, like the board of directors have mentioned, and that the mission and the purpose of the BCCUK is to invite all the different teachers from the Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu, Gelug, Jonang, Shangpa, you know? So, and all that, having that vision, having that purpose is really great, and please continue just like that.
His Eminence Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche at BCCUK (38′ 40”)
September 10, 2023
To be continued …