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Chatral Sangye Dorje (also variously spelled Chetrul or Chetrul), the last surviving of Sangharakshita’s teachers, was born in 1913 and died on 31st December.
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 Sangharakshita’s eight main teachers - 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.