A Portrait of Tsenshap Serkong Rinpoche

Tsenshap Serkong Rinpoche, one of the main teachers of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, was also Dr. Berzin’s principal teacher. His down-to-earth manner, practical approach and great sense of humor endeared him to both Tibetan and Western students alike. A master of all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, he combined the highest qualities of being a learned scholar, an accomplished practitioner, and a skillful, compassionate teacher. Here, Dr. Berzin shares his personal memories of the nine years he spent as his close disciple, interpreter and English secretary.