Thursday, June 12, 2014

Via Daily Dharma

Beware of Celebrity Teachers | June 12, 2014

Western people who really want to study Buddhism should not follow celebrities. Of course, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a great master. And of course people can receive his teachings. That’s no problem. But if somebody wants to be a good student, they might look for a learned teacher, and among the learned lamas, one that has renounced. 
—Shamar Rinpoche, "Tulku, Inc.: The Perils of Picking a Teacher"