Celebrating Saka Dawa by Giving Thanks to our Lamas

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This month at DNKL we celebrate Saka Dawa by giving thanks to our teachers who play a vital role in our lives and are worthy of our esteem and gratitude. 
In our Tibetan Buddhist tradition the Lama (Tibetan: བླ་མ་, Wylie: bla-ma; “chief”) is a teacher of the Dharma. The name is similar to the Sanskrit term guru, meaning “heavy one,” endowed with qualities the student will eventually embody.
Our Lamas have the authentic lineage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and are authorized to teach by His Holiness himself. Leading by example, our teachers inspire us, and demonstrate their compassion by always working for the benefit of others and ensuring the well-being of their students.
We are so grateful to Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa, Geshe Lobsang Dhargey, Geshe Ngawang Kalsang and Venerables Losang Tendrol and Lobsang Nyima (Choephel) for guiding us through our own practice, and encouraging us to explore the vast potential that we all possess. 
The best way to show appreciation to our Lamas is through our dedicated study and practice. Because DNKL provides us with the rare opportunity to learn from these excellent teachers, we ask you to consider supporting DNKL by making a one-time donation or becoming a member of our monthly giving program.

Yours in the dharma!