‘My beloved mom and father’
My beloved mom, who lives her entire life following the Dharma, was the first who taught me about kindness, love and compassion. She has been holding my hands, nourishing my mind with positive thoughts and watching me with so much care so that I would never fall off track. Today, she continues to hold my hands to walk the right path, with positive motivation to benefit all beings. She constantly reminds that there is no perfect enlightenment if enlightenment is only for oneself. I love my mother not only because she is my mother and she loves me unconditionally but also because she sets herself as a good example for her child, i.e. me, to follow.
My father, Zhichen Bairo Rinpoche, has been giving me full support and encouragement for my entire life, for anything I wish to do, but with only one condition, that it must be motivated by the altruistic wish to benefit others. He never fails to remind me that genuine happiness for oneself must depend on others’ well-being. I was born at the holy Lotus Lake (Tso Pema) in Mandi, North India, just at the time when my father was performing the Vajra dance as “Guru Tsokye Dorje” or “Guru Lake-Born Vajra”. He had requested His Holiness the late Dudjom Rinpoche to allow him to do this part of the ritual. Later on as I grew up, he would often playfully tell me, “While I was dancing as Guru Tsokye Dorje you were born in a corner of the lake.” That is why I sometimes use the name “Lake-Born Vajra”.
Bei der Fahrradpilgerreise in Indien – Januar/Febraur 2016