The Rimé (non-sectarian) View

KhentrulThere are many medicines and each has the capacity to cure specific types of illness. We do not normally mix our medicines. Instead, we recognize the specific needs of each patient, and choose the right medicines for helping them overcome their problems.

In the same way, developing a Rimé (non-sectarian) view means knowing how each system of spiritual cultivation works, what are its defining characteristics, what are its strengths, and how can it be used to alleviate suffering.

While we may have a personally favorite view, a favorite practice, or a favorite system, there is no contradiction. We can hold a non-sectarian view while recognizing that specific practices and teachings are especially suited for our needs.

-Khentrul Jamphel Lodrö Rinpoche

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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One Response to The Rimé (non-sectarian) View

  1. Greg S. says:

    I’m currently pursuing my Masters at Therevada University, but half of my coursework will be in Mahayana studies. So far, I’ve found this approach has allowed me to develop both a broader understanding of the Dharma and a deeper respect for both traditions,. It has also exposed me to teachings I find appropriate for myself at this stage that I may not have otherwise discovered.

    Thanks!

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