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5. The heritage of the master

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Tshul khrims bstan 'dzin, Shardza Rinpoche's younger brother, played an important role in the activities of the dGe thang college. He would seem to have kept the tradition of his brother by organizing a program of teachings in Khyung po rtse drug. Shardza Rinpoche had numerous disciples, some of which were important local incarnate lamas, others anonymous monks, hermits or lay people. Those mentioned by dBra ston at the end of the Biography are the ones he personally met or heard of as being real disciples of the master. In Eastern Tibet, Shardza's tradition has remained extremely popular in rNga ba, Khams, etc. The teachings of Shardza have also started to spread to western countries and Dzogchen Samten Ling, a Bon po hermitage located in France, is even mostly centered on this tradition.

Keywords: Bon po hermitage; dBra ston; dGe thang college; incarnate lamas; Shardza Rinpoche



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