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Chatral Sangye Dorje

by Karunamati

Chatral (Chetul) Sangye Dorje was born in 1913 and has just died in early January 2016. This is an excellent, at times very funny, introduction to him by Karunamati, who was fortunate enough to meet with him in Nepal as part of her medical work there with the Green Tara Trust.

At the time this talk was given the great Tibetan Master - one of the eight main teachers of Sangharakshita - was 93 years old and not much in the public eye. We hear about his approach to the Dharma as well as his own background of training. We also learn about his attitudes to being a teacher and to disciples, and are treated to two very different accounts of a personal audience with him.

Talk recorded at a gathering of the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2007.

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1. Introducing Chatral Sangye Dorje; background and approach to the Dharma (6:31) 
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2. The Bodhisattva Ideal exemplified; the Four Immeasurables (4:01) 
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3. Ratnaketu meeting with Chatral Sangye Dorje (5:28) 
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4. Similarities between Chatral Sangye Dorje methods and Triratna; Karunamati meeting with him (4:48) 
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5. A prayer for Chatral Sangye Dorje (1:04) 

Total running time: 21:52