Tibetan Buddhism, the teaching of the Buddha as practiced and taught in Tibet combines the essential teachings of Mahayana
Buddhism with Tantric and Shamanic, and material from an ancient Tibetan religion called Bon.
In western culture, teaching and healing are often seen as two distinct applications of knowledge, whereas in Buddhist practice such distinctions dissolve. The mind is itself the source of much sorrow and illness, which may be healed when we learn to apply the Buddha's compassion to others and to ourselves.
In October 2007, Tendar received news from India that his teacher Samten Tharchen had passed away. Samten passed into the
bardo peacefully. Tendar asks that people not feel sad, as Samten passed on with clear mind. One day he was not feeling well
and the next day he was gone.
Samten Tharchen left Tibet in 1959, at the same time as HH The Dalai Lama took exile in India. Samten Tharchen became Tendar's teacher in 1989 when Tendar was also exiled to India in Tenzin Gang for 14 years and then in the Ramoche Monastery near Dharmsala.
Samten Tharchen was a well respected teacher and healer who had recently returned to his beloved Tibet for one year to teach. We are grateful he was such a wonderful teacher to Tendar!
Lama Tendar's Teachers
Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was an ascetic and sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded
Dalai LamaThe 14th Dalai Lama
The 14th Dalai Lama is the current Dalai Lama. Dalai Lamas are important monks of the Gelug school, the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism which is nominally headed by the Ganden Tripas.
Thugten DampaHealing Master
Lama Tendar's first teacher in Tibet, Tibetan Healing Master and Phakpa Lha
Samten TharchenHealing Master
Lama Tendar's second teacher in India's Gyuto Monastery, Tibetan Tantra Master, Butter Sculpture, and Mandala teaching.