A Tribute to His Eminence Zhichen Bairo Rinpoche
Remembering Bairo Rinpoche’s kindness and a great lesson for all of us. I am writing this for two reasons. One to remember the kindness of Bairo Rinpoche towards each and every individual associated with Rinpoche. And the second reason which is of most important is what Bairo Rinpoche did for the Drukpa lineage, for the flourishing of Buddha dharma at all costs, which is a lesson that we all can look up to. Although Bairo Rinpoche was a great enlightened master of the Nyingma lineage, he had a pure vision towards the Drukpa lineage. Therefore, at a time when the Drukpa lineage in the Himalayas was going through difficult times, His Eminence protected and preserved the Drukpa lineage and its precious teachings. And His Eminence did this through various skillful means – protecting the Drukpa lineage but at the same time without ever losing his own identity as a lineage holder and a great master of the Nyingma lineage.