Remembering Shamar Rinpoche

FMKS, Groningen, Netherlands

Rinpoche, when I saw you, many years ago
you said – expressing everything
in three languages and four simple words- :
“rangsem dharmakaya, one space.”

Our own mind and the mind of Buddha,
your mind, all-pervading, uncontrived,
not bound in suffering or stuck in peace,
are one space – from which everything arises.

Our good fortune to be with you has ended,
but – as if a giant bell was struck -
your last teaching of impermanence,
rings deeply in our bones and hearts.

May we defeat dull laziness, Rinpoche,
and give rise to heart-felt bodhichitta,
Rinpoche, please return to guide us!
Om Guru Dharmamati Hum!