Article: The Kindness of My Teacher

May 11, 2020

The Kindness of My Teacher

Mandala Issue One 2020 by Tenzin Osel Hita “When I was five, Lama Zopa was doing a lot of mos—divinations —as well as going to oracles—one, I think, was the Nechung oracle—to check who would be my teacher at Sera Je Monastery where I would go when I turned six. Every time the answer was Geshe Gendun Chompel. It was quite a long process. I remember really wanting to go to the monastery…..”

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  1. Kerri Hewitt

    You’re article on your teacher & quotes on the home page touched my heart. Thankyou for sharing your thoughts.

  2. Rosalyn Williams

    Dearest Lama Osel
    Dearest Lama Osel

    I loved the description and story about your teacher Geshe Gendun Chompel.

    I feel the same way or similar way about my root guru Lama Zopa Rinpoche although I rarely see him and rarely write letters but it’s as if he is part of me on whom I rely. And therefore my life is not a problem – though I sometimes act like it is !

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