Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Peerless Accomplishment

It is interesting to stop and consider that during the past 40 years, Kyabje Tarthang Rinpoche has caused the construction of more important stupas than were built in the 100 years previously: a magnificent 500 and still counting, inclusive of the largest stupa in North America (above), and 300 smaller examples, such as the one pictured below.

If that were all he had done, we might say "good enough," but in truth, the scale of his accomplishments is truly staggering.

There have been books printed in the millions, major prayer wheels beyond compare, over 300 life-sized bronze statues, hundreds of thousands of flags... the list goes on and on. At one time, his foundry was believed to have the highest rate of bronze production in the world. His presses are the largest in all of Buddhist history. You must explore these things for yourself, and see what other visions have been held.

I would invite everyone to click this link and begin a journey into the realm of possibility. If you are sitting around wondering what to do next, you might seriously consider joining a living emanation of Padmasambhava in creating the future of the Dharma, right here in the West.

There is no better thing to do: there is no better place to be.

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