Lama Shenpen Audio Teaching

Lama Shenpen is currently in Kathmandu, Nepal, where she gave a talk last week at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute on her specialist subject – ‘The Shentong Interpretation of Tathagatagarbha Doctrine’, listen below:

“The Shentong interpretation of Tathagatagarbha doctrine does not imply there is no need for the path. However, according to Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, it does try to counter an ambitious, goal orientated approach to it. If Buddha were something newly produced by following the path, it would be a conditioned phenomena, the product of self-effort; it would not arise simply through complete relaxation of conceptual contrivance.” (From: The Buddha Within)