The Wisdom Podcast

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    Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche: Spiritual Heir to a Tibetan Master

    For this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, host Daniel Aitken travels to New York to speak with Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, grandson and spiritual heir of the great Tibetan master Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. In this truly inspiring conversation, Rinpoche shares the most amazing stories about his close relationship with his grandfather, who was both his teacher and mentor for twenty years (from age five until Dilgo Khyentse’s passing when Shechen Rabjam was twenty-five years old). Rinpoche speaks about Dilgo Khyentse’s remarkable qualities: his uncanny insight and intuition, his radical generosity, and his nonsectarian approach as a teacher across multiple traditions. He also shares the particular history of the Shechen lineage as well as his own goals as both Dharma heir and teacher, and how he seeks to transmit the lineage in Tibet especially. Finally, Rinpoche and Daniel discuss the topic of devotion—what it means and how it’s inspired—as well as the topic of mindfulness in mainstream culture and Rinpoche’s views on its popularity as a practice.

    Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche with young Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche


    Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Darjeeling, 1975
    Photo Matthieu Ricard


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