Episode 106: Tibetan Buddhist Lineage in the West
Reginald Ray, Tibetan Buddhist scholar and
teacher, is backhitw us this week to discuss some pretty big topics.
We explore the break that he made, several years ago with the Shambhala
tradition, and the larger implications of becoming a Western teacher in
the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Connected with that we explore the
whole issue of Westerners not being regularly empowered to be teachers,
and several of the factors involved in that dynamic. We also touch on
whether or not Westeners make the best practitioners, and what seems to
keep them from going deep.
This is part 2 of a two-part series. Listen to part 1, The Forest Dwelling Yogi.